Following each game BearcatInsider.com will hand out game balls for each side of the ball. We start on the offensive side of the ball for the Cincinnati Bearcats as a few different players caught our eye in the Bearcats season opening win.
GAME BALL ONE
QB: Gunner Kiel – The former Scout.com number one overall quarterback finally stepped foot on the field in a game that counted. Kiel didn’t disappoint showing his strong arm and the ability to hit multiple receivers and keep the Bearcats offense rolling especially early in the game when the team took a 41-14 lead into halftime. For the night Kiel set a first start record and tied Tony Pike with six touchdown passed going 25-of-37 for 418 yards.
GAME BALL TWO
QB: Munchie Legaux – For those who saw Legaux go down against Illinois a year ago, you fully understand why Bearcat Insider is handing the Bearcats backup quarterback a game ball. The fact he also went 4-of-5 for 18 yards is a miracle.
GAME BALL THREE
WR: MeKale McKay – The second year Bearcat pulled in nine passes for 175 yards and one touchdown leading the Bearcats in receiving for the night. Using his long frame to his advantage, McKay caused problems for Toledo all night long and should be expected to have a big season this fall.
GAME BALL FOUR
RB: Hosey Williams – Anytime you have a 100 yard rusher usually means you have an offense that is doing well. Williams was pushed all camp by Tion Green but with an average carry of 7.4 yards, Williams came up big in keeping the Rockets honest on defense.
GAME BALL FIVE
Bearcats Offensive Line – Was it a super performance by the Bearcats offensive line? Not really… However, with a 100 yard rusher in Williams and Kiel only being sacked once, it was enough of a performance to reward with a game ball considering the loss across the line from last season.