Gunner Kiel threw four more touchdown passes as The University of Cincinnati extended Miami Universtity's losing streak to 20 games with a hard fought 31-24 win at Paul Brown Stadium.
Both Kiel and Miami quarterback and Moeller High School grad, Andrew Hendrix are eligible this season after transferring from Notre Dame.
Kiel threw two touchdown passes to Mekale McKay and one to Chris Moore to lead UC back from the deficit. Andrew Ganz kicked a field goal of 21 yards to put UC up at halftime 24-14.
Hendrix and Kiel traded touchdown passes in the third quarter. Hendrix found Frazier behind the Cincinnati secondary with a 74-yard pass play. Kiel threw 29 yards to Johnny Holton.
Miami gto a 49-yard field goal by Kaleb Patterson on a kick that never got more than 11 feet off the ground with 13:20 to play in the game to put Miami within a touchdown.
Miami held the Bearcats on a three and out and took over at their own 44 after a short punt by Sam Geraci.
Hendrix and his Redhawks drove to the Cincinnati one in a bid to tie the game. Moses was stopped on a two-yard loss. Hendrix was dropped for a one-yard loss. On third and goal, Leviticus Payne dropped Hendrix for an 11 yard loss. Patterson missed a 30-yard field goal attempt with 5:40 left.
Cincinnati ran out the clock for its second win of the season.
"They (UC) are 90 percent pressure within the 30-yard line," Miami coach Chuck Martin, who coached both quarterbacks at Notre Dame. "We had the right play called but we had a freshman tight end block down. It was a rookie mistake. He feels awful and I feel awful for him."
The first year coach is now 0-4 with the Redhawks, who are hungry for a win in a rivalry game or not.
"If we got a win over Talawanda Middle School, we'd take it but this felt like a rivalry. Our kids played their hearts out. They played smarter, not smart, but smarter. We need to execute better," Martin said.