Freshman QB starting when UC faces Miami

Posted at 5:05 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 17:05:04-04

CINCINNATI -- Redshirt freshman quarterback Hayden Moore will make his first career start on Thursday night against the University of Miami, filling in while Gunner Kiel recovers from his latest injury.

Kiel was taken to a hospital after suffering another neck injury during a 53-46 loss at Memphis last Thursday. He hadn't been cleared to return to practice as of early Tuesday afternoon.

The Bearcats (2-2) got a record-setting performance from Moore over the last three quarters.

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Moore completed 31 of 53 for a school-record 557 yards with four touchdowns and a pair of interceptions at Memphis.

Miami (3-0) had last week off following an overtime win at Nebraska. The Hurricanes beat the Bearcats 55-34 last season in Miami, with Kiel throwing for three touchdowns.