Halftime analysis: Cincinnati 30, UConn 10

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

CINCINNATI -- Quick analysis of the first half from Nippert Stadium, where No. 5 Cincinnati leads UConn, 30-10:

Player of the half: Cincinnati quarterback Zach Collaros continues to amaze in relief of Tony Pike. He's 19-of-25 for 333 yards and a touchdown and has run for a score in the first half already. The guy almost never misses.

Second guessing: UConn is vulnerable in the secondary to begin with, but the Huskies are playing too soft in coverage. Mardy Gilyard has all kinds of room to operate. With no pressure on the quarterback being applied, why isn't Connecticut dropping more help against the pass?

What it means: Cincinnati is showing the nation it is for real tonight. With other Top 10 teams faltering, especially Iowa, the Bearcats are going to be moving on up in the BCS standings come tomorrow.