Cincinnati pummels Big East rival Pitt



CINCINNATI — George Winn ran for a pair of touchdowns, including a 58-yarder on Cincinnati’s first play of the game, and the Bearcats took advantage of more Pittsburgh mistakes for a 34-10 victory Thursday night in a Big East game.

Munchie Legaux completed 14 of 28 passes for 205 yards, including a pair of short passes that running back Ralph David Abernathy IV turned into touchdowns.

Legaux also ran six times for game-high 117 yards.

It was the start of the Big East’s final season before a major overhaul.


ARKANSAS: Coach John L. Smith has filed for bankruptcy protection over debts he incurred through real estate investments in Kentucky.

Documents filed in the case show Smith has assets of between $1 million and $10 million and debts of between $10 million and $50 million. A more detailed filing is to come later.

• Smith says starting fullback Kiero Small injured a foot Wednesday and is expected to undergo surgery.

Small transferred to the No. 8 Razorbacks prior to last season from junior college. He entered this season as one of Arkansas’ most reliable blockers and also spent part of preseason camp working as a backup linebacker.


PENN STATE: The Nittany Lions’ season of change has arrived at another milestone.

The first road game comes Saturday when the Nittany Lions visit Virginia, and fullback Michael Zordich is prepared for anything.

“We’ve said since Day 1 that road games are going to be brutal for us,” said Zordich, one of Penn State’s senior leaders. “That’s something you’re going to have to deal with ... If anything, you have to let it motivate you.”

A microscope has focused on the program since retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky’s arrest last November on child sex abuse charges plunged the university into turmoil.