Collaros strong again for Cincinnati

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

It's another strong outing for Cincinnati's Zach Collaros as he replaces Tony Pike.

The quarterback completed all seven of his passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter, including a long touchdown pass to Armon Binns. Syracuse is giving the Cincinnati receivers a lot of cushion, trying to prevent the big play. But that's leaving a lot of short passes open, and Collaros is taking advantage.

The Orange put together two good drives in the first quarter. One ended in a punt in Cincinnati territory, but the other was capped by a Greg Paulus touchdown pass. Syracuse looks like it's ready to play -- even if most of its fans didn't bother to show up at the Carrier Dome today.