Boxscore
Cincinnati 44, North Carolina State 14
Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Nippert Stadium
Attendance - 28431

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Carolina State 0 7 7 0 14
Cincinnati 14 10 17 3 44

Recap


Cincinnati’s swarming defense forced three first-half turnovers as the host Bearcats padded their national lead in turnover margin and whipped North Carolina State 44-14 on Thursday.

The Bearcats (3-1) led 21-0 just over 18 minutes in. Isaiah Pead ran for more than 150 yards in three quarters, and quarterback Zach Collaros ran for two touchdowns and threw for another.

The feeding frenzy began when safety Drew Frey intercepted a wobbler from N.C. State's Mike Glennon. Then linebacker J.K. Schaffer read Glennon’s eyes and cut off a short route for the second pick of the first quarter. In the second quarter, defensive back Wesley Richardson laid a brutal hit on N.C. State wideout T.J. Graham, who fumbled.

The Bearcats entered the game with a plus-12 turnover margin after finishing minus-15 last season. They improved to plus-14, committing just one turnover.

Cincinnati avenged last year’s loss in Raleigh, when the Wolfpack built a 30-7 lead and won 30-19.

Tony Miliano kicked a career-long 48-yard field goal to extend Cincinnati’s lead to 27-7 in the third quarter.

N.C. State (2-2), which was missing several injured defenders, had no answer for Pead, who took a screen 25 yards to make it 34-7.

Glennon and Graham hooked up for 87- and 49-yard touchdown catches for N.C. State's only scores.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:39
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 7 - North Carolina State 0
1st Quarter - 4:07
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 14 - North Carolina State 0
2nd Quarter - 11:52
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 21 - North Carolina State 0
2nd Quarter - 4:30
North Carolina State   TD  Cincinnati 21 - North Carolina State 7
2nd Quarter - 1:06
Cincinnati   FG  Cincinnati 24 - North Carolina State 7
3rd Quarter - 12:51
Cincinnati   FG  Cincinnati 27 - North Carolina State 7
3rd Quarter - 7:16
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 34 - North Carolina State 7
3rd Quarter - 4:13
North Carolina State   TD  Cincinnati 34 - North Carolina State 14
3rd Quarter - 1:26
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 41 - North Carolina State 14
4th Quarter - 7:20
Cincinnati   FG  Cincinnati 44 - North Carolina State 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Carolina State Cincinnati
W/L 2 - 2 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  North Carolina State Cincinnati
Score 14 44
First Downs 13 24
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-16
38%
9-for-16
56%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 322 503
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 22--26 46-240
Average/Rush -1.2 5.2
Passing
Comp-Att 28-40 25-34
Passing Yards 348 263
Average/Pass Play 7.6 7.5
Penalties-Yards 6-40 3-35
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 26:04 33:56

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Glennon 25/36 334 2 2
T. Brosius 3/4 14 0 0
Cincinnati (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Collaros 25/34 263 2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Underwood 6 6 1.0 0
J. Washington 4 -1 -0.2 0
T. Creecy 2 -1 -0.5 0
T. Brosius 1 -7 -7.0 0
M. Glennon 8 -11 -1.4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
I. Pead 27 167 6.2 1
Z. Collaros 9 52 5.8 2
G. Winn 6 20 3.3 0
J. Poteat 2 9 4.5 0
R. Abernathy IV 1 -6 -6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Graham 7 176 25.1 2
J. Washington 7 46 6.6 0
J. Smith 4 37 9.2 0
B. Underwood 2 32 16.0 0
C. Underwood 2 21 10.5 0
G. Bryan 2 19 9.5 0
Q. Payton 1 9 9.0 0
S. Howard 2 8 4.0 0
T. Purvis 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. McClung 6 94 15.7 0
K. Thompkins 5 72 14.4 1
A. Chisum 2 30 15.0 0
I. Pead 3 24 8.0 1
D. Woods 6 22 3.7 0
T. Kelce 2 19 9.5 0
A. Robinson 1 2 2.0 0
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