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Brendon Kay threw for 386 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as Cincinnati extended its winning streak to six games by holding off Houston for a 24-17 win Saturday.
Kay finished 29 of 50 and added 38 yards on the ground. Shaq Washington caught 10 passes for 132 yards, Anthony McClung had 9 catches for 137 yards and Chris Moore added four receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns.
Hosey Williams rushed 13 times for 84 yards for Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1 American).
John O'Korn finished 13 of 30 for 171 yards and a touchdown. He was replaced by Greg Ward, Jr., in the third quarter, and Ward finished 5 of 9 for 74 yards for the Cougars (7-4, 4-3).
After a missed field goal late in the fourth quarter, Houston worked its way down the field to the Bearcats' 37, but time expired after a scramble by O'Korn.
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For the second time this season, Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay has been named the American offensive player of the week. Kay also won the award after Cincinnati beat Temple. Brendon was 29-50 for 386 yards and 2 TDs, along with running for 38 yards and another score. You can see running like the wind in the photo. It's a well deserved honor for...
Before we start completely focusing our gaze on 12-5 and Louisville, let's take a look back at how the Bearcats dispatched the game Houston Cougars on Saturday. Ever since the offense stopped looking for balance and relied on the right arm of Brendon Kay, they've taken off. 475, 525, 437, 462, 619 and 573 yards have been dropped since the USF loss. Cincinnati gained 350 yards...
Cincinnati got up 24-7 on Houston, placing the Cougars in their largest hole of the season, before the Cougs fought back to make things interesting at the end. Houston moved the ball to the Cincinnati 37 with 10 seconds left. John O'Korn, who was pulled and put back in the game for the final series, decided to take off. It was not very wise because he didn't get a first down...