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Bearcats keep title hopes alive

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Senior quarterback Zach Collaros broke his right ankle Nov. 12. Then Cincinnati's hopes of a Big East title dimmed with two straight losses. Isaiah Pead and Munchie Legaux got it back on track.

Pead scored two touchdowns and Legaux threw two in Saturday's 30-13 win over Syracuse.

"This was a great, great win, a great team win," Bearcats coach Butch Jones said. "Legaux … managed the offense. And I can't say enough about the performance of (Pead)."

With Cincinnati up 23-13 early in the fourth, Pead turned a short pass into a 69-yard touchdown.

In a 20-3 loss at Rutgers last week, Cincinnati had a season-low 225 yards. Saturday, Pead caught nine passes for 112 yards and returned two punts for 54 and Legaux went 13-of-22 for 169 yards, no sacks and no turnovers.

"I was much more comfortable," Legaux said. "Just the weekly experience helped me a lot."

The Orange have lost four in a row and must win next week to become bowl eligible.

UConn 40, Rutgers 22: Lyle McCombs and Scott McCummings ran for two touchdowns as the host Huskies eliminated the Knights from title contention. "We particularly don't like Rutgers," said McCombs, whose 4-yard run early in the third made it 31-10. "We weren't going to let them get a Big East title in this stadium." The Huskies allowed 26 rushing yards and recorded six sacks.

Cincinnati 30

Syracuse 13

Bearcats keep title hopes alive 11/26/11 [Last modified: Saturday, November 26, 2011 10:44pm]
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