Originally written on Bearcats Blog  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Brendon Kay's first start went as well as it possibly could have. Cincinnati blew the doors off Temple 34-10 behind 244 yards and 2 TDs from the senior QB. Kay wasn't exceptionally accurate at 13-21, but he didn't make any mistakes with his passes. He threw 0 passes that had a chance to be picked off. A huge upgrade from last week. I was very impressed by his poise and decision making. He knew when to throw, he knew when to tuck the ball down and run. He had 71 yards. A majority was on a scramble that gained 40 yards.  The most impressive thing with Kay was his ability to throw the deep ball. He threw a perfect pass to Kenbrell Thompkins, and thanks to Temple's safety making one of the worst reads of all time, KT went 75 yards for a TD. With Temple hanging around, Kay threw a picture perfect pass over the top to Chris Moore for a 65 yard TD. It was the first TD catch of Moore's career. He also set his career high in yards with that catch.  A lot of people were crowing about why UC didn't make a move sooner. Today was very impressive, but Temple sucks. I'm not saying don't be excited about Kay because I am, I'm just saying don't retroactively torture yourself with what happened this season. Leave the past in the past. Enjoy Brendon Kay leading our Cincinnati Bearcats to victory.  Yay Kay.    Team Stat Comparison     CIN   TEM 1st Downs 18 15 3rd down efficiency 5-13 7-17 4th down efficiency 1-1 0-1 Total Yards 472 267 Passing 244 142 Comp-Att 13-21 12-32 Yards per pass 11.6 4.4 Rushing 228 125 Rushing Attempts 40 35 Yards per rush 5.7 3.6 Penalties 2-15 4-45 Turnovers 0 1 Fumbles lost 0 0 Interceptions thrown 0 1 Possession 29:35 30:25     Cincinnati Passing   C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT Team 13/21 244 11.6 2 0 B. Kay 13/21 244 11.6 2 0   Temple Passing   C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT Team 12/32 142 4.4 1 1 C. Granger 7/16 86 5.4 1 0 C. Coyer 5/16 56 3.5 0 1     Cincinnati Rushing   CAR YDS AVG TD LG Team 40 228 5.7 2 40 G. Winn 20 83 4.2 2 19 B. Kay 7 71 10.1 0 40 R. Abernathy 6 40 6.7 0 32 J. Poteat 5 29 5.8 0 18 T. Green 2 5 2.5 0 4   Temple Rushing   CAR YDS AVG TD LG Team 35 125 3.6 0 17 M. Brown 9 35 3.9 0 15 C. Coyer 6 34 5.7 0 17 M. Harris 8 19 2.4 0 8 J. Fitzpatrick 5 15 3.0 0 9 J. Gilmore 1 10 10.0 0 10 K. Newsome 2 5 2.5 0 3 K. Harper 1 5 5.0 0 5 C. Granger 2 4 2.0 0 7 -. Team 1 -2 -2.0 0 0     Cincinnati Receiving   REC YDS AVG TD LG Team 13 244 18.8 2 75 K. Thompkins 2 79 39.5 1 75 C. Moore 1 65 65.0 1 65 T. Kelce 4 37 9.3 0 15 A. Chisum 1 29 29.0 0 29 A. McClung 1 29 29.0 0 29 B. Kay 1 5 5.0 0 5 B. Annen 1 2 2.0 0 2 R. Abernathy 2 -2 -1.0 0 2   Temple Receiving   REC YDS AVG TD LG Team 12 142 11.8 1 33 R. Deloatch 4 42 10.5 0 17 J. Christopher 1 33 33.0 0 33 J. Fitzpatrick 2 31 15.5 0 19 C. Booth 4 23 5.8 1 7 S. Benjamin 1 13 13.0 0 13     Cincinnati Interceptions   INT YDS TD Team 0 0 0 D. Frey 1 20 0   Temple Interceptions   INT YDS TD Team 0 0 0     Cincinnati Kick Returns   NO YDS AVG LG Team 0 0 0.0 0   Temple Kick Returns   NO YDS AVG LG Team 5 105 21.0 31 M. Brown 3 78 26.0 31 K. Herbin 1 19 19.0 19 G. Onuekwusi 1 8 8.0 8     Cincinnati Punt Returns   NO YDS AVG LG Team 3 15 5.0 12 D. Milligan 3 15 5.0 12   Temple Punt Returns   NO YDS AVG LG Team 3 28 9.3 22 M. Brown 3 28 9.3 22   Cincinnati Kicking   FG PCT LONG XP PTS Team 2/2 100.0 23 4/4 10 T. Miliano 2/2 100.0 23 4/4 10   Temple Kicking   FG PCT LONG XP PTS Team 1/1 100.0 20 1/1 4 B. McManus 1/1 100.0 20 1/1 4   Cincinnati Punting   TOT YDS AVG TB -20 LG Team 5 208 41.6 0 0 58 P. O'Donnell 5 208 41.6 0 0 58   Temple Punting   TOT YDS AVG TB -20 LG Team 7 342 48.9 1 3 60 B. McManus 7 342 48.9 1 3 60  
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