CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 15: Zach Collaros #12 of the Cincinnati Bearcats celebrates a touchdown during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Paul Brown Stadium at Paul Brown Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
In a move that I find somewhat surprising Zach Collaros has been named the Big East Player of the Week thereby proving the old axiom that winning erases everything, including unbelievably moronic interceptions. Here is the quote from the press release.
Collaros was chosen as BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he accounted for 410 yards of total offense and five touchdowns in a 37-34 win at USF, moving Cincinnati 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.
The numbers in totality were great, particularly in the second half. Check out some of Zach's fine work here because the Big East is still operating under the assumption that Youtube is just a fad and don't use a video player that allows embedding. J.K. Schaffer was also named to the weekly honor roll for his 8 tackle performance.