Football Postgame Notes At Pittsburgh

Nov. 6, 2011

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UC at Pittsburgh Nov. 5, 2011


CINCINNATI (7-1, 3-0 BIG EAST) 26, PITTSBURGH (4-5, 2-2 BIG EAST) 23

Pittsburgh, Pa. Heinz Field 49,362



§  UC Captains: QB Zach Collaros, LB JK Schaffer, DL Walter Stewart and WR Kenbrell Thompkins

§  OL Austen Bujnoch carried the City of Cincinnati flag out of the tunnel.

§  UC has 22 sacks in the past five games after netting only five sacks in the first three games.

§  With DL Walter Stewart's fumble recovery in the third quarter, and DB Camerron Cheatham's interception in the third quarter, UC has 25 gained turnovers on the season and sits at +13 in the turnover margin.

§  UC's four field goals made tied the school single-game record, the eighth time it has happened and the first time since 2009.

§  UC won back the River City Rivalry trophy after a 1-year hiatus. Pittsburgh leads the all-time series 8-3 with a 5-3 margin in Pittsburgh. UC has won three of the last four games in the rivalry.

§  UC did not record a passing TD for the first time this season.

§  UC has won six-straight games, three-straight road games, and three-straight games in NFL stadiums.



§  OL Sean Hooey returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous two games with injury.

§  RB Isaiah Pead had a 53-yard scamper on UC's third play from scrimmage, his longest since a 65-yard run at Tennessee, second-longest rush this season and his third carry over 50 yards in 2011 (65 at Tennessee, 53 at Pittsburgh, 50 vs. Louisville).

§  Pead finished the first quarter with 79 yards rushing, matching his output for the entire game at USF.

§  Pead had 101 yards on the ground at the half, his fourth 100-plus yard rushing output of the season and ninth of his career. He finished the game with 118 yards rushing, a 5.4 yards per carry average.

§  K Tony Miliano tied the UC single-game record and set a career best with four field goals made. He made kicks of 27, 40, 32 and 41 yards, the eighth time in school history a kicker has hit four field goals in a game and the first time since Jacob Rogers did it in 2009 at Connecticut. It was Miliano's second career multiple field goal game.

§  Chris Williams had a sack on Pitt's first offensive possession, his second of the season and first since the season opener against Austin Peay.

§  RB Jameel Poteat had a career long 27-yard kickoff return in the second quarter.

§  QB Zach Collaros had rushing TDs of 7 and 3 yards, his third game of the season with multiple rushing TDs. He has eight rushing scores in 2011 and 16 for his career.

§  Collaros was 19-of-32 for 244 yards and two interceptions.

§  WR DJ Woods had a 44-yard reception in the third quarter, his third-longest reception of the year.

§  DL Walter Stewart forced and recovered a fumble with 2:44 left in the third quarter, his second forced fumble of the year and first fumble recovery. Collaros scored three plays later to tie the score at 23 apiece.

§  Stewart finished with five tackles, including one for a loss, a pair of pass break ups, a QB hurry, forced fumble and a recovery.

§  DB Camerron Cheatham had his second interception of the season and third of his career late in the third quarter on a Tino Sunseri pass that was tipped by Stewart.

§  LB JK Schaffer recorded a team- and season-high 13 tackles.