Gunner Kiel threw for 327 yards and two scores in the win.
Freshman Andrew Gantz made a game-winning 47-yard field goal to get the Bearcats bowl eligible for the fourth consecutive season.
2012: Earned a tackle at Toledo (10/20) ... recorded one stop against Virginia Tech (09/29) ... had two stops vs. Pittsburgh (09/06) in UC debut.
Granville High School: Ranked one of the top long snappers in the nation by RayGuy/Prokicker and Kohl's Kicking for the 2011 recruiting class ... has 360 successful snaps under his belt in high school, serving as the varsity snapper since his freshman campaign ... team captain ... earned First Team All-Mid-State League-Ohio honors on the Offensive Line and a spot on the All-Central District Team Special Mention at offensive line ... as a junior, helped lead Granville to the Mid-State Leage-Ohio Champions ... an All-Mid-State League-Ohio Second Team selection on the offensive line ... also a All-Central District Team honorable mention honoree on the offensive line ... named Granville's Special-Team Player of the Year ... on track to earn twelve varisty letters ... also wrestles and plays lacrosse ... coached by J.R. Wait.
Personal: Son of Krista and Bill Willis ... father played football at Denison University ... born 10/14/92 ... youngest of 3 children ... has a brother Grant and sister Kaleigh ... major undeclared.