Big East's leading passer is game time decision

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If one position is important, it’s the quarterback position. Having your starting quarterback go down is something each team hopes to avoid. Fortunately for Cincinnati, they are all too accustomed to it.

Last season featured Bearcats’ starter Tony Pike going down with an injury, only to see sophomore Zach Collaros come in and put up incredible numbers to keep Cincinnati unbeaten.

This year features a similar situation with Collaros going down thanks to a leg injury one week ago in a loss against South Florida.

The Big East’s leading passer by far, Collaros’ status was unclear for nearly six days. It was announced by head coach Butch Jones Thursday night that Collaros would be a game-time decision.

If Cincinnati has any hope winning its third consecutive conference title, the Bearcats will need Collaros to play against Syracuse tomorrow at noon. If Jones decides to keep Collaros out, then junior backup Chazz Anderson will start.

The Bearcats take on Syracuse tomorrow. The Orange currently sit at second place in the league standings in the schools best start in recent memory.