Tudor's take, observations, and who to watch

J.P. GiglioSeptember 22, 2011 

Tudor's take

Bearcats quarterback Zach Collaros hasn't thrown an interception this season, and running back Isaiah Pead has hurt every defense he's faced. Blend in the adrenaline rush of a Thursday night game, and it smells like trouble for the already banged-up Wolfpack. Cincy, 35-31.

Observations

ACC-Big East challenge

The ACC is 1-2 against the conference that has turned into its Triple-A affiliate, with tonight's game and two more to come (UNC-Louisville and Miami-South Florida). Syracuse beat Wake Forest and West Virginia beat Maryland for the Big East, and UNC has a win over Rutgers.

Room to run

Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead is averaging 9.4 yards per carry through three games, with 254 yards on 27 attempts. Cincinnati has beaten up Austin Peay and Akron, but Pead's best game was against Tennessee, with 154 yards on 14 carries in a 45-23 Bearcats loss.

Player to watch

Mike Glennon

N.C. State, Jr., QB, 6-7, 232.

Glennon has been on fire the past two games with seven touchdown passes. Earlier this month, Tennessee's Tyler Bray lit up Cincinnati's defense for 405 yards through the air and four touchdowns.

By the numbers

NCSU

CIN

35.0

scoring

51.3

22.7

scoring def.

23.0

122.0

rushing off.

239.0

105.3

rushing def.

127.7

256.0

passing off.

194.0

271.3

passing def.

258.0

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