Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/12/11
Until the final seconds of Saturday's Big East clash between Cincinnati and West Virginia, a familiar story was being woven. In 2011, the UC Bearcats have lived on the edge, mounting late rallies against Big East opponents Louisville, South Florida and Pittsburgh. Against West Virginia, it appeared that the Bearcats were close to pulling off their most improbable comeback of the season -- despite standout Senior quarterback Nick Collaros watching from the sidelines. Late in the first half of UC's 24-21 loss to West Virginia, Collaros found himself sandwiched between two Mountaineer defenders. Collaros' ankle was awkwardly wrenched underneath and a few agonizing minutes later the Senior quarterback had to be carted off the field. But in typical UC fashion, Butch Jones' squad stormed out of halftime -- energized by their veteran defense, a frenzied Paul Brown Stadium crowd of 48,152 and a familiar mantra. "It was the same as it's been all year," Jones said. "No panic. Hold the rop...
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