Cincinnati coach Butch Jones still hasn't officially named Zach Collaros his starting quarterback yet. Chalk that up to a motivational tactic, because there's no way Collaros won't be under center when the Bearcats open the season.
The junior was razor sharp in Saturday's Bearcats Bowl, hitting his first 11 passes and completing 18 of 20 overall for 218 yards and two touchdowns. Granted, his performance came against the second-team defense.
Receiver D.J. Woods had six catches for 88 yards and a score and threw a 60-yard pass to Vidal Hazelton on a play that Jones let a fan in the stands select. Hazelton had four catches for 88 yards and a score.
The second-team offense failed to score against the first-team defense.
Dan Giordano, Aaron Roberson and Chris Williams collected tackles for loss that scored points for the defense in Jones' modified scoring system.