At the time of this being published Ben Mauk has only spent one season at the
#50 Ben Mauk - QB
Ask any Bearcats football fan about Ben Mauk and they are hoping the Kenton,
While Mauk left
Without question the Ben Mauk story will be one talked about for many years to come by fans of the Red & Black. When it was announced that Mauk would become a Bearcat many questioned what ability he may have left in his surgically repaired throwing arm. The soon learned that Mauk was more than just a gunslinger looking to post high passing totals.
A coach’s son, Ben Mauk was the right quarterback for new Bearcats head coach Brian Kelly’s first season and the numbers posted will long be remembered.
Single Season Stats Bearcat Ranking
Pass Attempts: 386 – Ranked 4-th overall
Pass Completions: 235 – Ranked 3-rd overall
Passing Yards: 3,121 – Ranked 3-rd overall
Completion Percentage: 60.9% - Ranked 4-th overall
Passing Efficiency: 150.64 – Ranked 1-st overall
Touchdown Passes: 31 – Ranked 1-st overall
Touchdown-Interception Margin: +22 – Ranked 1-st overall
While we can only look at a single season one can see Mauk enjoyed one of the greatest seasons of any former Bearcats signal caller. His completion percentage ranks him second all-time and his 31 touchdown passes has him tied with Deontey Kenner in the fifth spot.
While Mauk posted some great stats fans will remember his competitiveness and desire to win. He never backed down from a challenge and was a true team leader that showed the Bearcats and their fans the program was on the rise and needed to be considered as a major player in the Big East and on a national stage.
Is Ben Mauk’s Bearcats football career over? We’ll soon learn if Ben is successful on his third appeal to the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. If granted the Bearcats record books could see some major changes at the finish of the 2008 season.
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