Cincinnati Bearcats dominated every phase of today's game. As they rolled into New Jersey and stream rolled the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 52-17. Bearcats have now improve their record to 8-2, 5-1 in the AAC and currently sitting in second place behind UCF.
"Excellent day for us, we played well in all three phases," said Coach Tommy Tuberville. "This is the best we've played all year, much less the last few games. It's good to have a game where going into the fourth quarter we can play everyone. I'm proud of all our players, we had a great game plan our coaches did a good job."
The air attack was led by senior quarterback Brendon Kay along with his sidekick for the day MeKale McKay. McKay had a breakout game finishing with 3 catches, 124 yards, 3 touchdowns. He became the first Bearcat receiver to have a 3 touchdown game since Armon Binns back in Oct. 5, 2010 vs. Louisville.
Kay had another career day, passing for 405 yards with 4 touchdowns and going 24 of 38. Two of those touchdowns were to McKay, one for 24 yards and the other a 66 yard strike.
"It is fun to go out there and do that," Kay said. "The receivers made a lot of plays today. The offensive line did a good job with protection. The game plan coming into this week was great."
UC got off to a fast start racking up 38 points by halftime. "Anytime you are on the road, you want to throw the first punch and get the pressure on the home team," said Shaq Washington. Washington had a major impact on today's victory as well, with 6 catches, 123 yards, and 1 touchdown. But it was a trick play that stood out, Washington threw a 28 yard pass to Chris Moore for a touchdown.
"It's been a long wait, since senior year of high school. I finally I got my opportunity. I was patient, though, just anything I can contribute to the team's success," Washington said.
Kay used all his weapons today and spread the love around. Moore finish with 4 catches, 75 yards, 2 touchdowns, while Anthony McClung had 7 catches with 115 yards in today's air assault. "We executed really well today. I am just proud of the guys around me for going out and making plays and doing what they did," Kay said.
The Bearcats look to carry this type of attack into next weeks game vs. Houston. "We have to continue to get better and we have to go out and try to do the same thing next week," said Kay. Also looking forward to hopes of a huge postseason. "We knew coming down the stretch that this was going to be our opportunity to get into the bowl game and to win the AAC Championship," Washington added. "Everything is in our hands and we like that."