Insider Game Balls Miami Ohio

Who earned "Game Balls" from the Insider? We hand out seven game balls for the Bearcats win over Miami Ohio on Saturday night.

The game was closer than many expected it to be and a few Bearcats really stepped up their games in helping the team earn their second victory of the season in the annual Battle for the Victory Bell. For those performances, Bearcat Insider hands out a few game balls.

With a 31-24 victory over Miami Ohio, Cincinnati earned their second victory of the season and avoided a trap game before heading to Columbus and battling Ohio State.

The following Bearcats earn “Game Balls” from

LB: Jeff Luc – There is no mistaking the impact the former big time prospect is having with his move to the middle of the Bearcats defense. A week after posting a 13 tackle performance, Luc post 18 total tackles with 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss to go with a quarterback hurry. He’s playing the best football of his college career and will be a major factor for the Bearcats going forward.

S: Zach Edwards – Edwards came to play against the RedHawks and it showed with his 12 total tackles including one for a loss and his interception and pass breakup against the RedHawks. The Middletown, Ohio native is continuing his top level play early in his career.

DL: Brad Harrah – Harrah recorded 2.5 sacks to go with six total tackles on the night. His pressure was needed as the RedHawks looked to surprise the Bearcats with an upset win.

RB: Tion Green – Green didn’t earn a game ball for his rushing stats, he earned one with the way he ran the ball as he wasted little time once he got the ball and ran the hardest we’ve seen him so far this season. Add in another 17 yards on two receptions and Green played a solid but not great game.

WR: MeKale McKay – Three catches for 40-yards and two touchdowns puts McKay on the list. While McKay has great ability to make the circus catch, he must continue working on making the routine catch.

QB: Gunner Kiel – Saturday night Kiel was not as good as he was the week before. However, he still stayed focused on the task at hand and finished with a solid night going 25-39-2 for 271 yards and four touchdowns while also hitting 12 different receivers on the night.

C: Dominic Mainello – His first career start was very solid for Mainello and while the Bearcats need Deyshawn Bond back on the field, Mainello showed he’s capable of being solid for the Bearcats.

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