No. 23 Cincinnati lost quarterback Zach Collaros to a significant knee injury during the second quarter against West Virginia on Saturday.
Collaros retreated toward his end zone while trying to avoid the rush and got tackled by Bruce Irvin, forcing a fumble. Collaros' right leg got twisted underneath him as he went down. Julian Miller recovered the fumble in the end zone, giving the Mountaineers a 17-7 lead.
Collaros held both hands against his forehead as he lay on the field in pain. He put no weight on the leg when he was eventually helped to a cart and taken off for an examination.
It was a huge setback for the Bearcats, who rely on the senior quarterback's passing and running. Sophomore Munchie Legaux had thrown seven passes all season.