Gunner Kiel threw for 244 yards and a touchdown in three quarters of play.
Postgame Notes: Virginia Tech 33, Cincinnati 17
Photos from UC's spring football game at Sheakley Athletics Center. UC/Joseph Fuqua II
Football: Cincinnati 38, Houston 31
Cincinnati defeats ECU 54-46 Thursday, November 14, 2014 inside Paul Brown Stadium.
NCAA Football: East Carolina at Cincinnati (USATSI)
Loading...2014: Honorable Mention All-American Athletic Conference honoree ... started 13 games at QB despite being limited in several contests by a rib injury suffered at Ohio State and vs. Memphis ... finished 233-of-390 for 3,254 yards, 31 TDs and 13 interceptions ... tied UC’s single-season record for passing TDs with Ben Mauk (2007/31) ... has also added a rushing TD ... first player in UC’s 127-season history to throw for four or more TDs in three straight games (first four games of 2014) ... fifth UC signal caller all time to throw for 3,000 or more yards in a single season ... his UC and collegiate debut against Toledo on Sept. 12 was one for the record books ... completed 25 of 37 passes for 418 yards and six touchdowns, scattering the ball to nine different receivers ... set an American Athletic Conference record and tied a UC record with his six TD passes ... Kiel hit the most passing touchdowns (six) for a quarterback in his NCAA FBS debut, surpassing the previous mark held by Florida’s John Reaves, who threw five against Houston on Sept. 20, 1969 ... Kiel had four TD passes in the first half to help the Bearcats build a 41-14 halftime lead and had two fourth-quarter touchdowns to put the game away after Toledo had closed to within seven ... named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week and the CFPA’s National Player of the Week ... finished 21-of-32 for 352 and 4 TDs at Ohio State ... threw a career-long 83-yard completion to Chris Moore ... was 11-of-27 for 216 yards and a TD vs. Memphis ... tossed an 80-yard TD strike to Mekale McKay on the first play of the game ... missed the second half against the Tigers ... threw for 355 yards and completed a career-high 31 passes at Miami (Fla.) ... added three TD passes against the Hurricanes ... was 13-of-20 for 241 yards at SMU ... rushed six times for a career-best 50 yards against the Mustangs ... has his first-career rushing TD and went 13-of-22 for 196 yards and a TD against USF ... threw an interception on the first play of the game at Tulane and did not return ... finished 29-of-44 for a career high 436 yards and four TDs against East Carolina ... named American Offensive Player of the Week for the second time ... rushed five times for 28 yards at UConn and completed 17-of-30 tosses for 161 yards and three scores ... was 19-of-41 for 174 yards and a TD at Temple ... threw two TD passes in the first half against Houston, finished 15-of-24 for 190 yards.
Prior to UC: Transferred to UC in the spring of 2013 after spending the 2012 season at Notre Dame where he redshirted as a true freshman ... will sit out 2013 due to NCAA transfer regulations and have three years of eligibility remaining in the fall of 2014. COLUMBUS EAST HIGH SCHOOL: Enrolled early at Notre Dame, beginning classes in January 2012 after graduating from high school in December 2011 ... threw for 4,831 yards and 61 TDs in two years as a high school starter ...second-team pick on USA Today All-USA high school football team for 2011 ... honorable mention selection on SI.com High School All-America team ... rated 24th on 247Sports list of top national prospects ... listed the top QB in the country and number-one player in Indiana by 247Sports ... rated number-two player nationally and top-ranked quarterback by MaxPreps and Tom Lemming ... rated 20th on Rivals.com Rivals250 list ... listed number-one QB in the nation and top player from Indiana by Rivals.com ... ranked the top QB in the nation and 38th-best prospect in the country by Scout.com ... rated number-52 player nationally on 2012 ESPNU 150 list ... ESPNU ranked him the third-best QB in the country, second-best player in the Midwest and top player in Indiana ... listed 10th player nationally on SuperPrep Elite 50 team ... rated number-one quarterback nationally and SuperPrep Midwest Offensive Player of the Year ... named top player in Indiana on Detroit Free-Press Best of the Midwest team ... received 2011 Indiana Mr. Football Award from Indianapolis Star ... named Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year for 2011 ... named to Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 all-state team for 2011, as one of three quarterbacks selected ... Associated PressIndiana Class 4A first-team all-state quarterback selection ... threw for 2,517 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior in 2011, while also rushing for 482 yards and 11 TDs ... helped East to 12-2 record and Indiana Class 4A state semifinals in 2011 ... career statistics included 7,175 passing yards ... honorable mention Associated Press 5A all-state pick as junior in 2010 after throwing for 2,500 yards and 25 TDs and also rushing for 425 yards and six TDs ... played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio ... coached by Bob Gaddis at Columbus East High School. PERSONAL: Son of Kip and Aleta Kiel ... Kip played quarterback at Butler University and lettered in 1984 ... has two brothers ... brother, Drew, played quarterback at Illinois State University ... brother, Dusty, played quarterback at Indiana University ... his late uncle, Blair Kiel, played quarterback at the University of Notre Dame (1980-83) and also spent seven seasons in NFL with Tampa Bay, Indianapolis and Green Bay ... major undeclared.