Grosel had his struggles, especially with accuracy, but did enough to go 3-3 as the Eagles starter.
And now, this bowl game could even be a showcase for Grosel to prove himself as the starter heading into next season.
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Brown recently entered the college transfer portal, meaning Grosel could very well be the starting quarterback in 2020.
In his six starts, Grosel has mostly been asked to be a game manager, even more so than Brown was. Though, like Brown, Grosel can unleash the ball when called upon. His accuracy was less-than-ideal (48.6 percent) but Grosel kept the interceptions down (only three).
Grosel threw for nine touchdown passes and 896 yards. One of his best performances was against Florida State, completing 20 of 29 and throwing for 227 yards and two scores. The other might performance turned in by Grosel was against Syracuse. He was 8-10 for 195 yards and three scores in that game.
He also ran the ball as he became more comfortable leading the offense. Grosel had 203 rushing yards, with 126 of those coming in the last three games.
Cincinnati gives up 233 yards per game through the air, meaning the Eagles do have some opportunity here. If Grosel can use his stable of tight ends to control tempo and Kobay White to stretch the field, the Eagles will be in a good situation.
Now, about that defense…