Oct. 24, 2011
CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati senior quarterback Zach Collaros (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville) was named the BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Collaros accounted for 410 yards of total offense and five touchdowns in a 37-34 win at USF, moving Cincinnati (6-1, 2-0 BIG EAST) into sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST standings and making the Bearcats bowl eligible.
He completed 26 of 41 passes for 389 yards and three touchdowns (6, 21, 30) and rushed for 21 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Collaros engineered a 70-yard drive in the last 1:27 of the fourth quarter, capping it with a 2-yard touchdown run to give the Bearcats the come-from-behind win.
Senior linebacker JK Schaffer (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) was named to the weekly honor roll after recording eight tackles and a fumble recovery in the win.
The No. 24/23 Bearcats return to action on Saturday, Nov. 5 against Pittsburgh inside Heinz Field.