Oct. 30, 2010
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CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati football team turned the ball over three times and dropped a 31-7 decision to Syracuse on Homecoming at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati (3-5, 1-2 BIG EAST Conference) was without started quarterback Zach Collaros (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville), who missed his first career game due to injury.
Junior Chazz Anderson (Pickerington, Ohio/Central) made his first start since 2008 and finished the game 18-for-31 with 148 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also added a team-high 66 yards rushing. Collaros, who bruised his left knee during UC's loss to USF, tried to warm up, but was not able to go. The junior was on the UC sideline in sweats and a headset doing his best to contribute.
Anderson connected with D.J. Woods (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) on his lone touchdown of the day, a 33-yard strike over the middle that Woods took to the end zone. It was Woods' seventh TD of the season and the first passing TD for Anderson since Oct. 3, 2008 at Marshall.
The three Bearcats turnovers, two of which occured in the red zone, led to 17 points for the Orange (6-2, 3-1 BIG EAST). Orange QB Ryan Nassib threw a pair of touchdown passes, going 16-of 26 for 125 yards and an interception. Delone Carter helped the cause with his 109 yard effort on 19 carries.
UC's defense sacked Nassib four times and tallied an interception and a fumble recovery. Sophomore Walter Stewart (Ashville, Ohio/Teays Valley) finished with a career best 13 tackles. Junior J.K. Schaffer (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) added nine stops, two tackles for a loss, a sack, forced fumble, and a pass break up.
The Bearcats enter their second bye week of the season and return to action on Nov. 13, 2010 at West Virginia. Game time and television network information will be announced on Monday, Nov. 1.