The Cincinnati Bearcats have not had the best luck in their last two trips to Piscataway, New Jersey. Scoring a combined 6 points in
their last two games agains the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. This Saturday though a different Bearcats football team showed up, a very high scoring offense showed up too. A 52-17 win against Rutgers made a statement.
A Cincinnati offense that struggled in the first few games of the year has come to life recently. Saturday saw the best offensive play from the Bearcats this season and against a team with a winning record finally. 24 points in the first quarter was a season high for the Bearcats as they essentially sealed the game in the first quarter.
Quarterback Brendon Kay hooked up with Mekale McKay twice in the first quarter once for a 24 yard touchdown and the next a 66 yard touchdown. Combine that with a Tony Milano field goal and a touchdown pass from wide receiver Shaq Washington to Chris Moore for 28 yards blew the game open in the first 15 minutes of the game.
The second quarter saw the Bearcats add two more touchdowns, this time a nice 9 yard run by Jordan Luallen and a 41 yard pass from Kay to Moore pushed the Bearcats lead to 38-7 before halftime.
After halftime Cincinnati had thirty minutes of football left with the game already in hand. Kay threw his las touchdown of the game in the third quarter a 14 yard pass to Chris Moore making the lead 45-7. In the fourth quarter Jordan Luallen added to his rushing touchdown with a 34 yard pass to MeKale McKay.
Brendon Kay had a huge game going 24/38, 405 yards, and 4 touchdowns. Kay has been massively impressive over the past few games, one of the best in college football at the moment.
An offensive explosion combined with a great defensive performance thanks in part to the great play from the Cincinnati secondary and linebacking corps is exactly the confidence booster the Bearcats and the coaching staff needed.
Next week the Bearcats travel to Houston to face the Cougars (12pm ET). Another big game for the Bearcats as they look to claim a share of the AAC championship or at least bolster their standing within the conference.