NC State Wolf pack vs Cincinnati Bearcats Recap 9/21/2011

Nothing like a thursday night college football game, it's the best. Cincinnati came out swinging and didn't ease up until the end of 4th quarter, as the Bearcats beat up NC State 44-14.

This was a big game for UC on many different levels. This game was about getting a win after the beat down by Tennessee, this game was about revenge, and this game was about getting a big win against an out of conference team. NC State is not Austin Peay or Akron, this a good ACC school.

The Bearcats came out and was efficient on offense and defense. It seemed like Z. Collaros was more mobile than he usually is, which is something the fans have been looking forward to.

The defense got it going on with the Drew Frey INT. Good to see Frey make a positive play after him having a nightmare of a game last week against Tennessee.

Cincinnati got on the board with a 2 yard TD run by Pead. Pead had another monster day rushing as he carried 27 times for 167 yards.

Collaros was no slulch either. He was 25 of 34 with 263 yards and 2 TD's, he also rushed 9 times for 52 yards with 2 rushing TD's.

If I wasn't lazy I would add more highlights but it's getting late.

UC came out and played the way they had to play. On a national stage they had to put on a good show.
This might have been the best complete game against a good opponent in the Butch Jones era. NC State had no answers for the high flying Cincinnati offense.
The biggest stat from tonight game has to be Cincinnati +16 turnover margin and scoring off 13 of them.
Sacking the NC State five times was pretty impressive also.

Onto next week to face Miami (OH).