Who Should Start, Legaux or Kay?


College football is only 33 days away and the Cincinnati Bearcats still don’t know who their starting quarterback will be. Last season, Munchie Legaux started the season as the starting QB, and had a lot of success through his first seven games, but in the eight game of the season, against Syracuse, he suffered an injury that would sideline him for the remainder of the season.

A lot of Bearcats fans started to panic after Munchie went down, but luckily Brendon Kay saved the team. He started the final four games of the regular season and lead the Bearcats to a Belk Bowl victory over Duke.

In Kay’s five starts, he threw for at least 178 yards in each game, only threw two picks, and threw for nine touchdowns. He was raising a lot of eyebrows around town.

In the eight games Legaux started, he only threw three more touchdowns than Kay, so you would figure if Kay started 12 games, he would throw more touchdowns than Legaux. Kay also had a higher completion percentage, and a higher QB rating. Yes, he had a smaller sample size, but his numbers were still superb.

The only thing Legaux can do that Kay can’t, is run. Legaux scored four touchdowns with his feet, Kay scored two, but he’s definitely not a running threat like Legaux is.

Cincinnati’s new head coach, Tommy Tuberville, will have a tough decision to make as to who will be his starting quarterback, but whomever he chooses, expect the Bearcats to have an excellent season.

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Tags: American Athletic Conference Bearcats Brendon Kay Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati Bearcats Football College Football Munchie Legaux Tommy Tuberville UC UC Football

  • Cincinnati Fan

    Rushing Stats

    Munchie Leagaux – Attempts: 55 —– Yards: 407
    Brendon Kay – Attempts: 48 —— Yards 362

    Not much of a difference. Legaux may be a bit faster, but by no means is Kay slow, not by a longshot. Kay also had a pass reception touchdown.

    There was a Q&A with Tubsy that I read around a week ago (I looked for it, but cant find it.) where he said that it was Kays job to lose. Plus Kay is at AAC media day. You dont take a backup to media day.

    • Cooper Ledford

      That is true, we’ll see what happens. I say there is a 99% chance Kay starts. I’m okay with either starting to be honest.