Brendon Kay is a veteran at senior day. He's been through it once already.
The Bearcats quarterback went onto the field for the senior day game last season at Nippert Stadium, honored for his five injury-filled seasons. After the season, the NCAA granted him a sixth year of eligibility because he'd missed so much time.
He gets to be honored again Saturday when the Bearcats (6-2, 3-1 American Athletic Conference) host Southern Methodist (3-4, 2-1).
''It's actually my second senior day,'' Kay said. ''But it's definitely been a long road. It's turned me into who I am today. I have no regrets.''
The Bearcats will be trying for their fourth straight win and a chance to stay in the the AAC race. They've hung around this long in part because they've played the league's bottom dwellers on offense. That ends when they line up against multi-threat quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who leads the nation in total offense with 408.3 yards per game. That's more yards by himself than than 55 teams i...