This Week in Big East Football


Game of the Week - Rutgers @ Pittsburgh
I’m all for the 20 year rebuilding plan at Rutgers finally paying off but consider this: If the Scarlet Knights survive Pitt this week, they’ll kill Connecticut next week and become the first major conference to have an 8-0 team not in top 10 in at least 15 years, possibly ever. I’m guessing their schedule has something to do with it.

Meanwhile, the Panthers are 6-1, but lost at home to Michigan State, which probably explains why they’re unranked. Pitt Blather thinks the team probably shouldn’t go down 27-0 at halftime like last season if they expect to win.

As for the rest of the basketball schools with football teams…

West Virginia @ Connecticut
The 5th best team in the country versus the 105th, maybe. The Huskies might allow 500 yards on the ground.

Louisville @ Syracuse
The Orange have been pretty good at home and have improved to the point where they would probably be a decent I-AA program rather than the Pop Warner team they put on the field last year.

USF @ Cincinnati
Props to Cincy for having balls. While most of the teams in the Big East play MAC schools or Illinois, the Bearcats played road games at Ohio State and Virginia Tech and then went to Louisville and played them tough. They’ll beat USF this week and if they can upset Rutgers on 11/19, they’ll be headed to a bowl game.


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