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J.T. Smith is giving the Bearcats offensive game balls for their performance against the Knights

BCI is back at it giving out offensive game balls for the Bearcats latest performance against the Central Florida Knights Saturday afternoon. Let’s check out who the top performers were this week.

I want to say sorry to Chris Moore he had an amazing game, but I had to leave him off the game ball list. The Bearcats amassed 726 total yards against the Knights on Saturday beating them down 52-7.

Let’s see who the top performers were this week

Game ball number one: Shaq Washington, wide receiver- 8 catches for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns

Washington is now the Bearcats all-time leader in receptions with 205 passing Ladarius Vann, Dominick Goodman and Marty Gilyard. As good as Kiel played this was Shaq’s day and he is now one of the all-time greats that have ever donned the red and black.

Game ball number two: Gunner Kiel, quarterback- 15 of 15 for 319 yards and 5 touchdowns

Kiel now has the NCAA record for most completions without an incompletion. He carved up the Knights defense like a pumpkin he wanted to place on his porch. To say that Kiel was on fire on Saturday is an understatement.

Game ball number three: the whole starting offensive line (Parker Ehinger, Idarius Ray, Deyshawn BondRyan Leahy and Justin Murray)- The whole unit didn’t allow a sack

It’s time for BCI to show the big boys upfront some love, last week they deserved a game ball, but I dropped the ball. So, this week after seeing the big boys didn’t allow a sack all day, I felt obligated to give the whole line a game ball. I don’t remember seeing UCF defenders touching a UC quarterback all day unless it was a designed run. The offensive line allows the skill players to look good so this game ball is to you guys.

Game ball number four: Johnny Holton, wide receiver- 3 catches for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns

Chris Moore deserves a game ball also, but I feel like I’m reaching everybody gets a game ball territory so sorry Chris. Holton averaged almost 50 yards per catch, his longest during the day was a 78 yard touchdown at the beginning of the second half that put more salt on the Knights wounds. Holton looks like he’s back from his previous injury.


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