Freshman QB Hayden Moore starts for Cincinnati vs Miami

By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) – Redshirt freshman quarterback Hayden Moore will make his first career start on Thursday night against 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.

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.

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