Around the Big East -- 10/24/09

Written by Colin Dunlap on .


By Colin Dunlap | 10:08 p.m. Saturday

The first thing that jumped out at me about the day in the conference, outside of the game I covered in Morgantown, was the guy pictured above (wearing a visor in Western Pennsylvania. On a cloudy day. In October) bringing his team North and getting absolutely slammed by Pitt. I think that score, not so much that Pitt won -- after all they were ranked and USF wasn't -- but the way the Panthers blasted the Bulls, might have awkened some people up to just how good Pitt is.

I made a prediction heading into the season that Pitt and WVU would both go into the Backyard Brawl undefeated in the conference. That is still, even at this point, probably a long shot, but I am sticking to it.

Onto the games today:

Pitt 41, South Florida 14

          > The first four words of the Tampa Tribune story: "The defense has disappeared"

Cincinnati 41, Louisville 10

          > Louisville has lost eight in a row in the conference

Syracuse 28, Akron 14

          > A win over Akron? I don't know ... I'm not impressed, but here's the story

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