Found January 01, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
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In the grand scheme of things, Cincinnati's match-up with the Vanderbilt Commodores in the 2011 Liberty Bowl didn't mean a whole lot. The Bearcats were going for their 10th win of the season and their first bowl victory since 2007. For a program that is two years removed from back-to-back appearances in BCS games, that's a little "meh." Cincy senior quarterback Zach Collaros, who broke his ankle on Nov. 12, could have been excused for skipping the game. In fact, with the NFL draft approaching in the spring, sitting this one out would have been the prudent call. Collaros, however, gave it a go and helped lead the Bearcats to a 31-24 victory. Collaros didn't exactly light it up. He completed just 12 of his 29 passing attempts for 80 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Senior running back Isaiah Pead's 149 rushing yards and touchodwn played a bigger role in the win. So did freshman Ralph David Abernathy IV's kickoff return TD. Afterwards, tho...
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