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All Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Brendon Kay wanted was one more chance.
He got it thanks to Cincinnati's defense.
The Bearcats forced Josh Snead's fumble at the Cincinnati 5 with 1:20 left and Kay threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce with 44 seconds to go, lifting Cincinnati and interim coach Steve Stripling to an improbable 48-34 win over the Duke Blue Devils on Thursday night.
''We were figuring we might get one more shot as an offense and when we got the fumble we looked at each other and said we've worked way too hard to quit now,'' Kay said.
Kay, who set a Belk Bowl record with four touchdown passes and was named the game's MVP, called it a ''huge win'' given the adversity the Bearcats faced after losing coach Butch Jones and their two coordinators three weeks ago.
''It's really been chaos for the last month ... pure chaos,'' Kay said. ''We've played it off as it hasn...
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Cincinnati's Brendon Kay and Interim Head Coach Steve Stripling address the media after their 48-34 win over Duke in the Belk Bowl.
Alright, so maybe the Belk Bowl wasn't a blockbuster event Thursday night. But for both Duke and Cincinnati, a lot was at stake. The Bearcats rallied from an early 16-0 deficit to win, 48-34. The game was held at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Cincy QB Brendon Kay shined, throwing for 332 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 76 yards. In this...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Brendon Kay threw for 332 yards and a Belk Bowl-record four touchdowns, and Cincinnati capitalized on Duke's inept play in the closing minutes to beat the Blue Devils 48-34 on Thursday night.
Duke appeared to have the game in hand and was driving for the go-ahead score -- and its first bowl victory since 1961 -- but the final 80 seconds proved disastrous...
Brendon Kay threw for 332 yards and a Belk Bowl-record four touchdowns, and Cincinnati capitalized on Duke's inept play in the closing minutes to beat the Blue Devils 48-34 on Thursday night.
Duke appeared to have the game in hand and was driving for the go-ahead score - and its first bowl victory since 1961 - but the final 80 seconds proved disastrous. With the game tied at...
In what kicks off a run full of games that have substantial NFL talent, the Belk Bowl features two teams going in different directions. Duke is finally on the right track with David Cutliffe at the helm, going to their first bowl game since 1994, while Cincinnati is on it's 3rd coach in four years, with Tommy Tuberville set to take over after this game.
The match-up features...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Brendon Kay wasn't sure if he'd get another shot. When he did, he made the most of it.
Duke running back Josh Snead fumbled at the Cincinnati 5 with 1:20 left and Kay threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce with 44 seconds to go, lifting the Bearcats to an improbable 48-34 win over the Blue Devils.
Kay threw for 332 yards and his...
We've seen some crazy things here at Crystal Ball Run this season, but the Belk Bowl could be one of the craziest of the year.
Duke had all of five yards to go in order to win a bowl game for the first time in 51 years and with just 1:20 left in the game Duke's terrible past came back to haunt them as they fumbled the ball at the Bearcats 5 on a rushing play. Cincy threw...
Who: Cincinnati Bearcats (9-3) vs Duke Blue Devils (6-6)
When: Thursday, December 27th, 6:30 PM EST
Line: Cincy by 9.5
Ross: Duke! In a bowl game! That alone is pretty remarkable, given how terrible Duke's been -- their last bowl game was the 1995 Hall of Fame Bowl. It could have been even more remarkable -- at one point...