Legaux throws for 2 TDs, Cincy beats Cuse 30-13

Munchie Legaux threw for two touchdowns, one a short toss that

Isaiah Pead turned into a backbreaking 69-yard score in the fourth

quarter, and Tony Miliano kicked three field goals as Cincinnati

beat Syracuse 30-13 on Saturday to remain in the running for the

Big East title.

When play began Saturday, four teams remained in the hunt for

the Big East’s automatic bid to the Bowl Championship Series and

the Bearcats (8-3, 4-2 Big East) were one of them. They could

clinch a share of the title by winning their final game at home

next week against Connecticut, but they also needed losses by West

Virginia and Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights obliged, losing at UConn

on Saturday.

A loss next week by Cincinnati would give Louisville, 5-2 in the

Big East, the title. If there’s a tie, the team with the highest

BCS ranking would get the conference’s automatic BCS bid.

It was the fourth straight loss for Syracuse (5-6, 1-5 Big

East), which needs to win at Pittsburgh next week to become

eligible for the postseason.