Concern over Collaros
Cincinnati, 3–4, needs three wins in its last five games to qualify for a bowl and may be in trouble if quarterback Zach Collaros can’t recover from a knee injury suffered in the loss to South Florida. UC coach Butch Jones said he’d be listed as “questionable” now and an MRI showed nothing that needed surgery. If Collaros can’t go, Chazz Anderson would likely take his place against Syracuse.
Connecticut tried redshirt quarterback Michael Box against Louisville, but the move didn’t pan out. Box left the game with a concussion after completing 4-of-12 passes for 35 yards and an interception. Senior Zach Frazer, who replaced Box, went 6-of-8 for 52 yards.
Sacked — again
After allowing eight sacks against Army, Rutgers allowed seven in its loss to Pittsburgh. The Scarlet Knights are ranked last among FBS teams in the category, allowing an average of 4.7 per game. And it’s not even close. Washington State, ranked No. 119, is allowing an average of 3.88.
Big days in the Steel City
The back-to-back 40-plus point offensive outbursts by Pitt marked the first such occurrence in Big East play. Also, the 513 yards put up against Rutgers were the most since a 2006 blowout of The Citadel.