I don't feel like rambling before this post, so let's hit up the Big East power rankings. I'm going to list the next games at the bottom of the posts from now on.
1) West Virginia Mountaineers 2-0. West Virginia survived by the skin of their ass against Marshall, winning 24-21 in overtime. The Mountaineers needed back to back long drives and a 2 point conversion to tie. Geno Smith was great, 32-45, 316, 1 TD. Tavon Austin had 9-85 receiving, while Noel Devine was simply Devine Friday night, with 112 yards rushing and a TD, and 62 receiving yards. (photo via WV Illustrated)
2) Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2-0. Rutgers mainly gets the 2 spot because they are undefeated. They barely got past Florida International on the road, winning 19-14. Mohamed Sanu threw for a 24 yard TD, and ran for the game winning 24 yard TD. He had 44 rushing yards to lead the team. His 24 receiving yards were second to Mark Harrison's 40. The Rutgers D gave up 371 yards, while their offense managed 172. 14 FIU penalties for 126 yards helped the Knights.
3) Pittsburgh Panthers 1-1. Here comes the slew of 1-1 teams. Pitt had a nice 38-16 win over New Hampshire. Ray Graham had 9 carries for 115 yards and 2 TDs on a day Dion Lewis (10-27-1 TD) sucked ass. Lewis did have 52 receiving yards. Tino Sunseri had a nice game, 27-37, 275, 2 TDs, 1 INT. Jon Baldwin had 6-100-1 TD receiving. The Panthers rolled up 445 yards of offense.
4) Connecticut Huskies 1-1. UConn destroyed Texas Southern 62-3. Jonathan Todman had 15-150-3 TDs, and Robbie Frey 12-101-2 TDs on the ground. Zach Frazier was 6-9-101-1 TD. UConn forced 4 turnovers, and held TS to 169 yards of offense.
5) Cincinnati Bearcats 1-1. You saw the write up of the win yesterday. If you didn't, it's here.
6) South Florida Bulls 1-1. South Florida was destroyed, 38-14, but they really could have beaten Florida. BJ Daniels was awful, 5-20-84-1 TD-4 INTs, and that really killed their chances. Every pass attempt was a sad adventure for Bulls fans. Daniels ran for 107 yards. Evan Landi had a 51 yard catch. This was something to grow on for the Bulls. Maybe, I thought that was a good way to end this.
7) Louisville Cardinals 1-1. Yeah they won, but they looked pretty bad against Eastern Kentucky. So bad, that Charlie Strong had his team practicing in full pads on Sunday. The Cards scored all 23 points in the second quarter of their 23-13 win. Bilal Powell had 16-92-2 TDs on the ground. Doug Beaumont caught his first TD of his career, 42 of his 83 yards were accounted for on the score. Adam Froman was 15-23-219-1 TD-1 INT, but the INT was returned for a TD. He's weak link on the Louisville offense.
8) Syracuse Orange 1-1. I had Syracuse first last week, but that came tumbling down. Just like their 10-0 lead over Washington. No one on the Orange wanted to cover Jamaal Kearse, and that was a bad choice, because he had 3 TDs and 179 yards. Ryan Nassib is listed as Joe Nassib on the ESPN game summary. Ryan ran for a 28 yard TD, but in the air was just 17-35-202-1 TD-1 INT. Delone Carter ran for 93 yards and Van Chew had 83 yards receiving. The defense gave up 463 yards in the 41-20 loss.
This week in the Big East
Thursday: Cincinnati at North Carolina State
Saturday: Connecticut at Temple
Maryland at West Virginia
Louisville at Oregon State
Maine at Syracuse