TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Zach Collaros threw for three touchdowns and ran for two fourth-quarter scores, helping Cincinnati come from behind in the closing minutes to stay atop the Big East standings with a 37-34 victory over South Florida.
Collaros finished a seven-play, 70-yard winning drive with a 2-yard TD run with 12 seconds remaining. The senior also scored on a 3-yard run and threw a 30-yard TD pass to Alex Chisum to help Cincinnati (6-1, 2-0) wipe out a 10-point deficit early in the fourth quarter.
B.J. Daniels threw for 409 yards and three TDs for South Florida (4-3, 0-3). His 10-yard scoring pass to Andre Davis put the Bulls ahead 34-30 with 1:27 remaining.
However, that was more than enough time for Collaros to pull out Cincinnati's fifth straight win.
The Cincinnati Bearcats improve to 6-1 and are bowl eligible after Saturday's win.