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2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW TABLE OF CONTENTS

BIG EAST CONFERENCE STAFF Commissioner.............................................................................................................. John Marinatto Senior Associate Commissioner (Football & Marketing) ..................................Nicholas Carparelli, Jr. Senior Associate Commissioner (Compliance & Governance) ............................ Joseph D’Antonio, Jr. Senior Associate Commissioner (Administration) ......................................................Donna DeMarco Associate Commissioner (Men’s Basketball) ....................................................................... Dan Gavitt Associate Commissioner (Women’s Basketball) ..................................................... Danielle Donehew Associate Commissioner (Television & Men’s Basketball Scheduling)........................... Tom Odjakjian Associate Commissioner (Communications) ................................................................ John Paquette Associate Commissioner (Olympic Sports) ................................................................... James Siedliski Assistant Commissioner for Compliance ................................................................ Jennifer Condaras Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Basketball Officiating ....................................... Barbara Jacobs Senior Director of External Affairs ................................................................................ Ben Fairclough Director of Business Affairs .............................................................................................. Susan Eaton Director of Communications .............................................................................................Sara Naggar Director of Communications ......................................................................................... Chuck Sullivan Director of Internet Services ........................................................................................ Mark Hodgkin Director of Men’s Basketball Operations ......................................................................Shawn Murphy Director of Sport Administration ................................................................................... Kristen Brown Director of Sport Administration .......................................................................... Robert Weygand, Jr. Assistant Director of Communications ......................................................................... Michael Coyne Assistant Director of Compliance ............................................................................... Kenneth Schank Assistant Director of Sport Administration .................................................................... Sarah Emmett Coordinator of Football Officiating ................................................................................ Terry McAulay Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating ..................................................... G. Arthur Hyland, Esq. Senior Administrative Assistant for Basketball & Administration ......................................Lois DeBlois Assistant to the Commissioner ...................................................................................... Lisa Zanecchia Administrative Assistant ............................................................................................. Wanda L. Factor Administrative Assistant ..................................................................................................... Linda Yates Receptionist ............................................................................................................... Kathy Kirkpatrick Administrative Fellow .................................................................................................... Roberto Sasso Communications Assistant ................................................................................................ Jared Hager Communications Assistant ................................................................................................Katie Parker Football & Video Administration Assistant .................................................................... Michael Costa Olympic Sports/Sport Administration Assistant .............................................................. Eddie Thiebe

BIG EAST FOOTBALL MEDIA SERVICES For information on BIG EAST Conference Football, please contact: Chuck Sullivan, Director of Communications E-mail: csullivan@bigeast.org John Paquette, Assoc. Commissioner E-mail: jpaquette@bigeast.org Big East Phone: (401) 453-0660 Big East Fax: (401) 751-8540

BIG EAST CONFERENCE WEEKLy FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS The BIG EAST offers video highlights and clips of selected press conferences on a weekly basis through the XOS Digital XChange FTP tool. Content is available in full broadcast-quality resolution. Please contact the BIG EAST for more information.

2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL SUMMER KICKOFF AUGUST 1-2 • newPorT, r.i. BIG EAST Football Media Day will kick off the 2011 season in Newport, R.I., Aug. 1 and 2. All eight BIG EAST head coaches will be present, along with selected players from each team. Please contact Chuck Sullivan or John Paquette at the BIG EAST office for more information.

biGeAST.orG The official web site of the BIG EAST Conference features up-to-date information on all facets of the league, including the eight football playing members. Football standings, results, statistics and notes are updated as games are played. In addition, in-game scores for all football contests involving BIG EAST teams will be updated inprogress.

BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL COACHES TELECONFERENCE The BIG EAST will once again hold weekly teleconferences with its eight head football coaches, beginning in August and continuing each Monday through the end of November. Each coach will be available for 10 minutes. Media representatives wishing to participate in the teleconference should contact the BIG EAST office for the phone number and schedule.

CoLLeGePreSSboX.CoM The BIG EAST provides content for members of the media online through CollegePressBox.com. This site is intended for media use only. For username and password information, please contact the BIG EAST Conference communications department at (401) 453-0660 or csullivan@bigeast.org.

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2-3 ..................................... About The BIG EAST 4-5 ......................................BIG EAST Notebook 6-7 .......................................Cincinnati Bearcats 8-9 .....................................Connecticut Huskies 10-11 ...................................Louisville Cardinals 12-13 ..................................Pittsburgh Panthers 14-15 ............................ Rutgers Scarlet Knights 16-17 .................................................. USF Bulls 18-19 ...................................... Syracuse Orange 20-21 .................... West Virginia Mountaineers 22-23 ..................................... 2011 Newcomers 24-25 ..................................... 2010 At A Glance 26................................................ BCS Standings 27..................................................... Milestones 28...............................................2010 In Review 29................................................ NCAA Leaders 30-36 .......................................... 2010 Statistics 37-38 .....................................2010 Superlatives

CREDITS The 2011 BIG EAST Football Preview is published by The BIG EAST Conference. It was written, edited and designed by Chuck Sullivan. Editorial assistance by John Paquette, Sara Naggar, Michael Coyne, Jared Hager and Katie Parker. Special thanks to the conference media relations staffs for their assistance. Photos by Bruce Schwartzman, J. Meric and the conference media relations offices.

ON THE COVER Six of the eight BIG EAST starting quarterbacks from last season are back in 2011. From left to right are Cincinnati’s Zach Collaros, West Virginia’s Geno Smith, USF’s B.J. Daniels, Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib, Pittsburgh’s Tino Sunseri and Rutgers’ Chas Dodd.

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About The BIG EAST Entering its 21st season as a football-playing entity in 2011, the BIG EAST Conference has been at the forefront of major college football since its formal entrance into the sport. By any objective metric, BIG EAST football has been an unmitigated success as the conference regularly puts its teams in position to compete for the Bowl Championship Series National Championship while amassing an impressive head-to-head record against its counterparts. Under its current membership configuration, which has been in place for six years, the BIG EAST is a combined 186-79 in nonconference games. The .702 winning percentage marks the best six-year run in the history of the conference. In the past five seasons, the BIG EAST’s .725 nonconference winning percentage ranks second among all Bowl Subdivision conferences. In addition, the BIG EAST was a combined 4-2 in bowl games last season, marking the fifth straight season in which the league had a winning record in the postseason. In the Bowl Championship Series era (1998 to present), the BIG EAST’s .615 postseason winning percentage ranks second among all conferences and is the best of any BCS automatic-qualifying conference.

The nonconference and postseason records both speak to the depth of the BIG EAST, which is the only conference that has seen each of its members play in at least one bowl game in the last two seasons. The BIG EAST is also the only league in which each team has won at least one bowl game in the last four years. Six of the BIG EAST’s eight current members have won at least a share of the league title in the last seven years. The last five seasons alone have seen three different BIG EAST teams – Louisville, West Virginia and Cincinnati – make legitimate runs at the BCS title game. Under the leadership of longtime commissioner Michael Tranghese, the BIG EAST Conference’s entrance into football was announced Feb. 5, 1991. The league gained instant credibility with its level of excellence on the field and with its television and bowl relationships. The BIG EAST has been a charter member of each of the major bowl agreements with the major conferences, beginning with the Bowl Coalition in 1992, followed by the Bowl Alliance in 1995 and the Bowl Championship Series in 1998. Since its birth, the BIG EAST has been a national power both on and off the field. The BIG EAST has been a frequent contender for the national championship. Eight times in the

league’s 20 seasons, a BIG EAST squad has played for a claim to the national crown in a postseason game. The conference began a new era in 2009 when John Marinatto became the BIG EAST Commissioner. Marinatto was at the forefront of the league’s reorganization efforts which have made the conference as strong as it has ever been. The 2011 season will mark the fourth year of a six-year arrangement with ESPN that gives the BIG EAST unrivaled exposure on ABC television and the ESPN family of networks. ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC carry a minimum of 19 BIG EAST home games each season, marking the highest guaranteed total on ESPN and ABC in league history. Championship Week in December includes three BIG EAST games on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. At least four BIG EAST games are featured on ESPN’s Thursdaynight package each year. In addition, ESPN Regional will continue to produce and distribute its BIG EAST Network Game of the Week package to a nationally syndicated audience, reaching more than 30 million homes. Most of these games also will be available as part of the ESPN GamePlan subscription service. Finally, a minimum of five home games will be carried on ESPNU.

Delone Carter and Syracuse ran past Kansas State in the first new era Pinstripe bowl at Yankee Stadium

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2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW Extensive television exposure and the BIG EAST have been synonymous terms. The league established its own regional fotball television package in 1991 before it had played a game. The BIG EAST Television Network immediately was the largest regional college football network in the country. The BIG EAST has always aligned itself with prestigious bowl games. The league is one of the original founders of the Bowl Championship Series and continues to be one of only six conferences that receives an automatic annual bid. The BIG EAST Conference champion earns the league’s automatic BCS bid. The BCS – which enters its 14th season in 2011-12 – is a five-game arrangement for postseason college football that is designed to match the two top-rated teams in a national championship game and to create exciting and competitive matchups between eight other highly regarded teams in four other BCS games. If the BIG EAST champion finishes No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS standings, that team earns a spot in the BCS National Championship Game. Otherwise, the league champion will compete in one of the four remaining BCS bowl games – the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Discover Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl or the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio. Each bowl hosts two games once every four years - its traditional game plus the National Championship Game approximately one week later. The BIG EAST unveiled an enhanced collection of bowl partnerships beginning in 2010 that matches conference teams against op-

Tino Sunseri led Pittsburgh to a share of the biG eAST title in 2010

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Dave Teggart sent Connecticut to its first bowl Championship Series game with a 52-yard field goal in the final minute against USF

ponents from the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12 Conference, the Southeastern Conference and Conference USA. The Champs Sports Bowl has the first selection of BIG EAST teams after the conference’s BCS representative is determined. During the four years of the deal, the Champs Sports Bowl has the option to choose Notre Dame once in place of a BIG EAST team. The Atlantic Coast Conference will provide the opposition for the Champs Sports Bowl, which is played in Orlando, Fla. The BIG EAST enters its 10th year as a partner with the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C. Played in Bank of America Stadium, the Belk Bowl will select its BIG EAST participant after the Champs Sports Bowl with the ACC again providing the opponent. The BIG EAST and the Big 12 conferences partnered for a new bowl game in 2010 as the New Era Pinstripe Bowl was played for the first time at Yankee Stadium in New York City. In the event that the Big 12 is unable to send an eligible team to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Notre Dame could step in as the BIG EAST team’s opponent.

A BIG EAST representative will face either an opponent from the Southeastern Conference or the Conference USA champion as part of a four-year arrangement with the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis. The BIG EAST will send a team to one of those bowl games in each year of the deal The BIG EAST has been a partner with the BBVA Compass Bowl since 2006 and has seen its teams go 5-0 in the previous games. Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and West Virginia, meanwhile, have all played in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in past years. The 2011 season will mark the fourth year of the BIG EAST’s partnership with the Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl pairs the BIG EAST representative against an opponent from Conference USA. The enhanced lineup gives BIG EAST teams access to at least six postseason games each year.


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW

BIG EAST Notebook Stretch Run Under its current alignment, which is in its sixth season, the BIG EAST is a combined 186-79 in nonleague games (.702). That stands as the best six-year nonleague record in the history of the conference. biG eAST nonconference record includes bowl Games Year won Lost Tied Pct. 1991 33 21 0 .611 1992 27 21 2 .560 1993 23 12 1 .653 1994 22 15 0 .595 1995 15 20 0 .429 1996 20 17 0 .541 1997 13 24 0 .351 1998 19 17 0 .528 1999 19 18 0 .514 2000 28 9 0 .757 2001 26 12 0 .684 2002 30 16 0 .652 2003 27 18 0 .600 2004 23 16 0 .590 2005 20 16 0 .556 2006 37 8 0 .822 2007 32 13 0 .711 2008 33 14 0 .702 2009 36 10 0 .783 2010 28 18 0 .600 Total 511 315 3 .618 2005-10 186 79 0 .702 Where We Stand Since 2006, the BIG EAST ranks second among FBS conferences in nonconference winning percentage. nonconference records (2006-10) Conference w L Pct. SEC 228 55 .806 biG eAST 166 63 .725 Big 12 201 78 .720 Big Ten 179 78 .696 Pac-10 115 67 .632 ACC 175 106 .623 Mountain West 117 88 .571 WAC 104 108 .491 Conference USA 104 165 .387 MAC 85 195 .304 Sun Belt 43 151 .215

bowling Trophies The BIG EAST was a combined 4-2 in bowl games in the 2010-11 season. It was the fifth consecutive season in which the BIG EAST had a winning record in the postseason. All In The BIG EAST is the only Division I conference that has seen each of its members play in at least one bowl game in the past two seasons. The BIG EAST is also the only league in which each team has at least one bowl win in the last four years. Depth Perception The BIG EAST was the only conference that saw each of its members win at least four games in 2010. When It Counts The BIG EAST has the second-best postseason record of any Bowl Subdivision conference during the Bowl Championship Series era. bowl records (1998-2010) Conference w L Pct. Mountain West 29 17 .630 biG eAST 40 25 .615 SEC 61 44 .581 Pac-10 35 36 .493 Big 12 48 50 .490 ACC 43 47 .478 Big Ten 41 48 .461 WAC 21 26 .447 Sun Belt 7 9 .438 MAC 15 22 .405 Conference USA 25 39 .391

Keep an eye on these BIG EAST players, who could challenge for all-America honors in 2011. Zach Collaros, Sr., QB, Cincinnati Unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team in 2010; led the BIG EAST and ranked in the national top 20 in passing, total offense and points responsible for; threw for 2,902 yards and 26 TDs last year. Isaiah Pead, Sr., RB, Cincinnati All-BIG EAST Second Team pick in 2010 who has led the BIG EAST in yards per carry in each of the last two years. Kendall Reyes, Sr., DL, Connecticut All-BIG EAST First Team selection in 2010; athletic and versatile down lineman with a knack for making the big play. Mike Ryan, Sr., OT, Connecticut All-BIG EAST First Team selection in 2010; has paved the way for the BIG EAST’s leading rusher in each of the last two seasons. Victor Anderson, Sr., RB, Louisville 2008 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year could have a big year if he can stay healthy. Ray Graham, Jr., RB, Pittsburgh Ran for 922 yards and eight touchdowns while splitting carries with NFL draft pick Dion Lewis in 2010; averaged 6.2 yards per carry. Brandon Lindsey, Sr., LB, Pittsburgh Led BIG EAST with 18 tackles for loss last season; moves to linebacker after playing defensive end last year. Mohamed Sanu, Jr., WR, Rutgers Has played at wildcat quarterback and wideout; was second on the team in receiving yards and third in rushing yards in 2010. Steve Beauharnais, Sr., LB, Rutgers Hard-hitting linebacker is the Scarlet Knights’ top returning tackler (79). B.J. Daniels, Jr., QB, USF Threw for 1,685 yards and ran for 259 last year; enters the 2011 season as one of the nation’s most experienced quarterbacks. Chandler Jones, Sr., DE, Syracuse Had four sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss last season; looks to follow brother, Arthur Jones, from Syracuse to the NFL.

Crowd Control The average attendance at BIG EAST stadiums in 2010 was 45,053, which stands as the second-best mark in conference history. The best year at the turnstiles for BIG EAST teams was in 2003, when the conference averaged 47,292 spectators.

Geno Smith, Jr., QB, West Virginia Appearing on some early Heisman Trophy candidate lists after throwing for 2,763 yards and 24 TDs as a sophomore.

Geno Smith, west Virginia

Bruce Irvin, Sr., DE, West Virginia Had a BIG EAST-leading 14 sacks to key a defense that was among the nation’s best in 2010.

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2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW new Faces Two BIG EAST schools announced head coaching changes following the 2010 season. Todd Graham, the former Tulsa head coach, was hired to replace Dave Wannstedt at Pittsburgh, and Paul Pasqualoni was named head coach at Connecticut, replacing Randy Edsall. Pasqualoni, who went 62-33 in BIG EAST games at Syracuse from 1991-2004, has more BIG EAST wins than any other coach. Coming back For More The top six quarterbacks in the BIG EAST, in terms of passing yards per game, are expected to return for the 2011 season. Player Yards/Game Zach Collaros, Cincinnati 263.8 Geno Smith, West Virginia 212.5 Tino Sunseri, Pittsburgh 197.8 Ryan Nassib, Syracuse 179.5 Chas Dodd, Rutgers 148.8 B.J. Daniels, USF 140.4 Familiar Faces Cincinnati returns all 11 starters on defense from last year’s team. Rutgers returns 10 of its 11 offensive starters from last year. Pencil Them in USF has played in a bowl game in each of the last six seasons — or every year it has been a member of the BIG EAST. The Bulls have won three consecutive bowl games after defeating Clemson in the Meineke Car Care Bowl last season. Defense was in The Cards Louisville finished the 2010 season ranked 14th nationally in total defense, ninth in pass defense and 18th in scoring defense. The Cardinals return seven starters from that unit in 2011.

Carrying Over Connecticut will take a five-game BIG EAST winning streak into the 2011 season. The Huskies, who were 3-4 in their first seven games in 2010, closed the regular season with five straight victories to claim their first Bowl Championship Series appearance. Consistency West Virginia tied Connecticut and Pittsburgh for the BIG EAST regular-season title, marking the ninth consecutive year that the Mountaineers have finished either first or second in the BIG EAST standings. More Consistency West Virginia’s 9-3 record in 2010 marked the Mountaineers’ sixth straight season with at least nine wins. Only Boise State, Ohio State and Virginia Tech have also registered six consecutive nine-win seasons. Pressure Points West Virginia ranked second nationally in rushing defense and third in total defense and scoring defense last season. The Mountaineers averaged 3.46 sacks per game, trailing only Boise State nationally. Five starters from that unit return in 2011. Mark This Game Pittsburgh earned a share of its second BIG EAST title with a win against Cincinnati in the regular-season finale. It was the second straight year in which the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati winner claimed at least a share of the BIG EAST title. Orange Bounce Back Syracuse registered its first winning season since 2001 after going 8-5 in 2010. The Orange played in their first bowl game since 2004, defeating Kansas State 36-34 in the first New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. To The Victor Go The Spoils Six of the eight current BIG EAST teams have won at least a share of the BIG EAST title in the last six years. Year biG eAST Champion 2004 Pittsburgh, Syracuse, West Virginia, Boston College 2005 West Virginia 2006 Louisville 2007 West Virginia, Connecticut 2008 Cincinnati 2009 Cincinnati 2010 Connecticut, Pittsburgh, West Virginia Changes Are Coming The 2011 season will be the last one for the BIG EAST under its current eight-team configuration. Texas Christian University, which won the 2011 Rose Bowl Game, will join the conference beginning with the 2012 season.

Jeremy Deering, rutgers

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Rising Stars Here are some BIG EAST players who could be poised for big seasons in 2011. Drew Frey, Jr., DB, Cincinnati With 24 career starts, is the veteran of a defense that has everyone back from last year. D.J. Shoemate, Sr., RB, Connecticut The last two starters at running back for Connecticut have led the BIG EAST in rushing (Donald Brown in 2009 and Jordan Todman in 2010). Sio Moore, Jr., LB, Connecticut Stepped into the starting lineup midway through last season and emerged as an All-BIG EAST candidate. Hakeem Smith, So., SS, Louisville The 2010 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year led the Cardinals in tackles as a freshman. Antwuan Reed, Sr., CB, Pittsburgh Made 12 starts and had 40 tackles, six pass breakups and an interception as a junior. Mike Shanahan, Jr., WR, Pittsburgh Expected to move into a featured role at wideout following the departure of Jonathan Baldwin; caught 43 passes for 589 yards last year. Jeremy Deering, So., RB, Rutgers Rushed for 361 yards and two touchdowns as a wildcat quarterback in his freshman year. David Rowe, Sr., DB, Rutgers Versatile veteran who can alternate between cornerback and safety; will be a catalyst in the Scarlet Knight defensive backfield. Ryne Giddens, So., DE, USF Highly regarded player who should be an everydown threat at left end. Had 3.5 sacks in 12 games last season. Terence Mitchell, So., WR, USF Made his mark by averaging 11.0 yards on punt returns as a freshman and is expected to emerge as a top receiving threat. Marcus Sales, Sr., WR, Syracuse Ended the 2010 season with a five-catch, 172yard, three-touchdown performance against Kansas State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Marquis Spruill, So., LB, Syracuse Started all 13 games as a true freshman and was second among BIG EAST rookies in tackles per game (3.9).

Shawne Alston, Jr., RB, West Virginia Saw an enhanced role in 2010 with Noel Devine slowed by injury and could thrive as a starter in 2011. Najee Goode, Sr., LB, West Virginia The lone returning starting linebacker from West Virginia’s stingy 2010 defense.


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Cincinnati Bearcats AT A GLANCE

Location:........................................ Cincinnati, Ohio enrollment: ..................................................41,357 nickname: ................................................. Bearcats Colors: .............................................. Red and Black Web site: .......................................GoBearcats.com Stadium: ....................................... Nippert Stadium Stadium Capacity: ........................................35,000 Surface: ............................................ (FieldTurf Pro) President: ...............................Dr. Gregory Williams Athletic Director:............................... Mike Thomas Head Coach: .........................................Butch Jones Football Contact: ................................ Ryan Koslen Phone: ............................................ (513) 556-5191 offensive System: ........................................Spread Defensive System: ..................................... Multiple Lettermen returning/Lost: ........................... 51/14 Starters Returning/Lost: ................................. 17/7

2011 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Thu., Sept. 1 Austin Peay (7 p.m.) Sat., Sept. 10 at Tennessee (3:30 p.m., ESPN2) Sat., Sept. 17 Akron Thu., Sept. 22 North Carolina State (8 p.m., ESPN) Sat., Oct. 1 at Miami (Ohio) Sat., Oct. 15 LOUISVILLE 1 Sat., Oct. 22 at USF Sat., Nov. 5 at PITTSBURGH Sat., Nov. 12 WEST VIRGINIA 1 Sat., Nov. 19 at RUTGERS Sat., Nov. 26 at SYRACUSE Sat., Dec. 3 CONNECTICUT (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) 1 at Paul Brown Stadium

ON THE SIDELINE

HEAD COACH Butch Jones (Ferris State ’90)

Date 9/4 9/11 9/16 9/25 10/9 10/15 10/22 10/30 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4

opponent at Fresno State (ESPN2) Indiana State (FS Ohio) at North Carolina State (ESPN) Oklahoma ^ (ESPN2) Miami (Ohio) (ESPN3.com) at LOUISVILLE (ESPN) USF (ESPN2) SYRACUSE (ESPNU) at WEST VIRGINIA (BIG EAST Network) RUTGERS (BIG EAST Network) at CONNECTICUT (BIG EAST Network) PITTSBURGH (ESPN)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAy nr/nr

record at Cincinnati (Years) 4-8 (one year) ASSISTANT COACHES Kerry Coombs .......................Associate Head Coach/Defensive Backs Steve Stripling.......................... Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Mike Bajakian ...........................Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Tim Banks .......................Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs John Jancek .......................... Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Mark Elder ..........................................................................Tight Ends Don Mahoney ...............................................................Offensive Line T.J. Weist .....................................................................Wide Receivers Don Mahoney ...............................................................Offensive Line

RETURNING STARTERS offense (5) Zach Collaros, QB Alex Hoffman, OL Randy Martinez, OL Isaiah Pead, RB D.J. Woods, WR

result L, 14-28 W, 40-7 L, 19-30 L, 29-31 W, 45-3 W, 35-27 L, 30-38 L, 7-31 L, 10-37 W, 69-38 L, 17-38 L, 10-28

POSTSEASON None

Special Teams (1) Patrick O’Donnell, P

Defense (11) Maalik Bomar, LB Camerron Cheatham, DB Drew Frey, S Dan Giordano, DL John Hughes, DL Reuben Johnson, DB Brandon Mills, DL Wesley Richardson, DB J.K. Schaffer, LB Walter Stewart, LB Derek Wolfe, DL

Zach Collaros

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2010 RESULTS (4-8, 2-5 biG eAST)

2010 RECORD 4-8 overall 2-5 BIG EAST (seventh)

overall record (Years) 31-21 (four years)

Attend. 37,238 30,807 55,934 58,253 33,909 55,106 32,670 32,072 56,593 30,265 40,000 27,496

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rush 15 263 75 156 384 178 78 109 60 295 111 156

Pass 219 130 310 305 225 275 512 168 221 366 288 109

offense Total Passing 234 24-41-0 393 11-17-0 385 19-31-0 461 23-38-1 609 15-21-0 453 18-28-2 590 34-61-1 277 21-39-1 281 25-45-2 661 23-40-1 399 26-50-4 265 12-24-3

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rush 49 93 162 82 42 228 92 137 245 -9 236 272

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Defense Pass Total 247 296 161 254 329 491 370 452 227 269 206 434 286 378 125 262 174 419 400 391 121 357 158 430

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2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2010 STATISTICAL LEADERS GP 11 11 11 12 12

Loss 34 278 2 386 325

net 1029 202 196 1880 1625

Avg 6.6 1.7 5.9 4.7 3.5

TD 6 4 3 15 19

Long 80 31 28 80 85

PASSinG COLLAROS, Zach ANDERSON, Chazz Total opponents

G 11 6 12 12

Pct 58.7 51.1 57.7 64.9

Yds 2902 206 3128 2808

TD 26 1 27 25

Lng 69 33 69 70

Avg/G 263.8 34.3 260.7 234.0

reCeiVinG BINNS, Armon WOODS, DJ PEAD, Isaiah BARNETT, Marcus GUIDUGLI, Ben MCCLUNG, Anthony Total opponents

G 12 12 11 11 11 10 12 12

no. 75 57 26 25 24 22 251 240

Yds 1101 898 190 333 197 217 3128 2808

Avg 14.7 15.8 7.3 13.3 8.2 9.9 12.5 11.7

TD 10 8 1 2 2 2 27 25

Long 62 69 34 69 17 26 69 70

Avg/G 91.8 74.8 17.3 30.3 17.9 21.7 260.7 234.0

PUnT reTUrnS WOODS, DJ Total opponents

no. 19 21 17

Yds 146 151 81

Avg 7.7 7.2 4.8

TD 0 0 0

Long 25 25 15

KiCK reTUrnS WOODS, DJ MCCLUNG, Anthony Total opponents

no. 32 11 59 45

Yds 728 198 1191 980

Avg 22.8 18.0 20.2 21.8

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 47 28 47 42

SCorinG ROGERS, Jacob WOODS, DJ BINNS, Armon PEAD, Isaiah COLLAROS, Zach GOEBEL, John Total opponents

TD 0 10 10 7 4 4 42 44

FGs 11-14 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 11-14 9-14

|------------ PATs ------------| Kick rush rcv 38-40 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 38-40 0-0 0 43-44 0-0 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Points 71 60 60 42 24 24 325 336

TOTAL OFFENSE COLLAROS, Zach PEAD, Isaiah Total opponents

G 11 11 12 12

Plays 504 157 837 835

Rush 202 1029 1880 1625

Pass 2902 0 3128 2808

Total 3104 1029 5008 4433

Avg/G 282.2 93.5 417.3 369.4

FieLD GoALS ROGERS, Jacob

FGM-FGA 11-14

Pct 78.6

01-19 0-0

20-29 4-4

30-39 2-2

40-49 5-7

50-99 0-1

Lg 49

blk 0

PUnTinG O’DONNELL, Pat Total opponents

no. 52 55 67

Yds 2178 2232 2621

Avg 41.9 40.6 39.1

Long 61 61 66

Tb 5 5 4

FC 13 13 20

i20 16 17 17

blkd 0 0 0

ALL PURPOSE WOODS, DJ PEAD, Isaiah BINNS, Armon Total opponents

G 12 11 12 12 12

Rush 87 1029 0 1880 1625

Rec 898 190 1101 3128 2808

PR 146 0 0 151 81

KOR 728 0 0 1191 980

IR 0 0 0 23 294

Tot 1859 1219 1101 6373 5788

Avg/G 154.9 110.8 91.8 531.1 482.3

DeFenSe SCHAFFER, JK BOMAR, Maalik JOHNSON, Reuben STEWART, Walter MILLS, Brandon Total opponents

G 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

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Att 157 121 33 402 465

Gain 1063 480 198 2266 1950

effic Cmp-Att-int 137.49 225-383-14 92.45 23-45-1 131.69 251-435-15 146.59 240-370-8

Solo 67 47 49 45 42 557 560

Ast Total 44 111 23 70 13 62 15 60 16 58 260 817 162 722

TFL/Yds 9.5-34 8.0-38 3.0-14 8.0-24 12.5-52 77-296 80.0-365

Sacks 3.0-15 2.0-14 1.0-12 2.0-13 6.0-36 26-159 33-246

int 1-0 . 1-9 . . 8-23 15-294

PbU 5 . 5 1 1 25 48

H Fr-Yds FF 1 . 2 1 . 2 . . . 4 1-0 1 2 . 3 19 6-0 12 23 14-21 15

Avg/G 93.5 18.4 17.8 156.7 135.4

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rUSHinG PEAD, Isaiah COLLAROS, Zach GOEBEL, John Total opponents

STORyLINES Cincinnati looks to return to postseason play after missing a bowl for the first time since 2005 last season. The Bearcats are led by QB Zach Collaros, who was unanimously chosen as the All-BIG EAST First Team quarterback last year. blk Saf . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 1

RB Isaiah Pead, who was fourth in the BIG EAST in rushing last year, is the conference’s top returning tailback. Cincinnati was the only BIG EAST team to average better than 400 yards per game in 2010 (417.3). The Bearcats return all 11 starters on defense from last year.


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Connecticut Huskies AT A GLANCE

Location: ............................................ Storrs, Conn. enrollment: .................................................30,034 nickname: ................................................. Huskies Colors: ........................ National Flag Blue & White Web site: .................................UConnHuskies.com Stadium: ....................................... Rentschler Field Stadium Capacity: ........................................40,000 Surface: ............................................ Natural Grass interim President: .................... Dr. Philip A. Austin Athletic Director: .................... Jeffrey A. Hathaway Head Coach: ..................................Paul Pasqualoni Football Contact: ............................... Mike Enright Phone: ............................................ (860) 486-3531 offensive System: .................................... Multiple Defensive System: .............................................4-3 Lettermen returning/Lost: .......................... 33/16 Starters Returning/Lost: ................................ 16/9

2011 SCHEDULE Date

Thu., Sept. 1 Sat., Sept. 10 Fri., Sept. 16 Sat., Sept. 24 Sat., Oct. 1 Sat., Oct. 8 Sat., Oct. 15 Wed., Oct. 26 Sat., Nov. 5 Sat., Nov. 19 Sat., Nov. 26 Sat., Dec. 3

ON THE SIDELINE

HEAD COACH Paul Pasqualoni (Penn State ’72)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAy rv/rv

record at Connecticut (Years) 0-0 (first year) ASSISTANT COACHES George DeLeone ............................Offensive Cooridnator/Tight Ends Don Brown.................................Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks Clayton White ..................Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Hank Hughes ........................... Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Matt Cersosimo ................... Wide Receivers, Recruiting Coordinator Mike Foley ....................................................................Offensive Line Joe Moorhead ...............................................................Quarterbacks Darrell Perkins ........................................................................Safeties Jon Wholley ..................................................................... Linebackers

POSTSEASON Lost to Oklahoma 48-20 in Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

Opponent

Fordham at Vanderbilt Iowa State (8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2) at Buffalo Western Michigan at WEST VIRGINIA USF at PITTSBURGH (8 p.m., ESPN) SYRACUSE LOUISVILLE RUTGERS at CINCINNATI (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

RETURNING STARTERS offense (5) Ryan Griffin, TE Adam Masters, OT Kashif Moore, WR Moe Petrus, C Mike Ryan, OT

2010 RESULTS (8-5, 5-2 biG eAST)

opponent at Michigan (ABC) Texas Southern (BIG EAST Network) at Temple (BIG EAST Network Local) Buffalo (BIG EAST Network) Vanderbilt (BIG EAST Network) at RUTGERS (ESPN) at LOUISVILLE (ESPNU) WEST VIRGINIA (ESPN2) PITTSBURGH (ESPN) at SYRACUSE (ESPNU) CINCINNATI (BIG EAST Network) at USF (ESPN2) vs. Oklahoma (ESPN) ^

^ Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.

result L, 10-30 W, 62-3 L, 19-30 W, 45-21 W, 40-21 L, 24-27 L, 0-26 ot W, 16-13 W, 30-28 W, 23-6 W, 38-17 W, 19-16 L, 20-48

Special Teams (2) Dave Teggart, K Cole Wagner, P

Defense (9) Harris Agbor, S Dwayne Gratz, CB Jesse Joseph, DE Jerome Junior, S Twyon Martin, DT Sio Moore, LB Kendall Reyes, DT Shamar Stephen, DT Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB

Dave Teggart

Kashif Moore

Date 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/8 10/23 10/29 11/11 11/20 11/27 12/4 1/1

2010 RECORD 8-5 overall 5-2 BIG EAST (tied, first)

overall record (Years) 135-72-1 (19 years)

Attend. 113,090 37,359 18,702 36,738 40,000 48,431 48,591 40,000 35,391 41,465 40,000 41,809 67,232

rank Conn opp rv/rv -/-/rv -/-/rv -/rv -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/- rv/rv -/- rv/rv -/- rv/rv -/-/rv/- -/rv 25/rv 8/9

rush 138 307 240 166 196 131 108 112 249 156 236 120 112

Pass 205 137 150 233 179 153 87 166 100 98 121 112 223

offense Total Passing 343 18-38-0 444 9-15-0 390 16-33-0 399 14-25-1 375 21-30-1 284 17-34-1 195 10-20-1 278 18-29-0 349 9-20-1 254 13-21-0 357 11-24-1 232 13-29-1 335 19-39-2

Kendall Reyes

To 1 1 1 3 2 1 3 0 1 1 1 2 2

rush 287 18 194 141 169 88 160 254 143 64 111 138 95

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Defense Pass Total 186 473 151 169 162 356 227 368 157 326 365 453 195 355 160 414 220 363 171 235 288 399 195 333 429 524

To 0 4 1 4 3 0 0 4 3 2 5 3 2


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2010 STATISTICAL LEADERS GP 12 11 13 13 13

Loss 63 25 2 198 339

net 1695 389 115 2271 1862

Avg 5.1 5.2 4.1 4.5 3.9

TD 14 4 1 20 13

Long 66 63 28 66 57

PASSinG FRAZER, Zach ENDRES, Cody BOX, Michael Total opponents

G 11 3 5 13 13

Pct 52.1 60.0 35.3 52.7 58.7

Yds 1425 471 65 1964 2906

TD 5 5 0 10 16

Lng 47 56 27 56 60

Avg/G 129.5 157.0 13.0 151.1 223.5

reCeiVinG SMITH, Michael MOORE, Kashif GRIFFIN, Ryan Total opponents

G 13 13 13 13 13

no. 46 36 31 188 261

Yds 615 452 245 1964 2906

Avg 13.4 12.6 7.9 10.4 11.1

TD 2 4 1 10 16

Long 56 40 18 56 60

Avg/G 47.3 34.8 18.8 151.1 223.5

PUnT reTUrnS MACK, Taylor Total opponents

no. 15 28 33

Yds 126 229 362

Avg 8.4 8.2 11.0

TD 0 0 1

Long 33 39 74

KiCK reTUrnS WILLIAMS, Nick FREY, Robbie Total opponents

no. 17 13 55 59

Yds 600 408 1487 1329

Avg 35.3 31.4 27.0 22.5

TD 2 1 3 0

Long 100 95 100 75

SCorinG TEGGART, Dave TODMAN, Jordan FREY, Robbie MOORE, Kashif Total opponents

TD 0 14 5 4 38 33

FGs 25-31 0-0 0-0 0-0 25-31 19-21

|------------ PATs ------------| Kick rush rcv 36-36 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 38-38 0-0 0 31-32 0-0 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 1 0

Points 111 84 30 24 343 286

TOTAL OFFENSE TODMAN, Jordan FRAZER, Zach ENDRES, Cody Total opponents

G 12 11 3 13 13

Plays 334 290 77 858 923

Rush 1695 14 1 2271 1862

Pass 0 1425 471 1964 2906

Total 1695 1439 472 4235 4768

Avg/G 141.2 130.8 157.3 325.8 366.8

FieLD GoALS TEGGART, Dave

FGM-FGA 25-31

Pct 80.6

01-19 1-1

20-29 8-9

30-39 11-12

40-49 3-7

50-99 2-2

Lg 52

blk 2

PUnTinG WAGNER, Cole Total opponents

no. 79 79 74

Yds 3260 3260 2974

Avg 41.3 41.3 40.2

Long 66 66 58

Tb 9 9 11

FC 11 11 8

i20 26 26 18

blkd 0 0 0

ALL PURPOSE TODMAN, Jordan FREY, Robbie WILLIAMS, Nick Total opponents

G 12 11 11 13 13

Rush 1695 389 0 2271 1862

Rec 94 38 0 1964 2906

PR 0 0 93 229 362

KOR 55 408 600 1487 1329

IR 0 0 0 486 142

Tot 1844 835 693 6437 6601

Avg/G 153.7 75.9 63.0 495.2 507.8

DeFenSe WILSON, Lawrence MOORE, Sio GRATZ, Dwayne JUNIOR, Jerome LUTRUS, Scott Total opponents

G 13 13 13 13 10 13 13

Returning players in italics

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Att 334 75 28 501 478

Gain 1758 414 117 2469 2201

effic Cmp-Att-int 99.69 136-261-6 129.42 45-75-2 55.65 6-17-1 103.07 188-357-9 116.38 261-445-20

Solo 71 72 54 43 40 599 554

Ast Total 52 123 38 110 9 63 16 59 19 59 290 889 300 854

TFL/Yds 10.0-44 11.5-32 2.0-3 3.0-8 3.5-18 87-339 68.0-207

Sacks 3.5-22 1.5-10 . . 0.5-3 27-188 15-88

int 1-55 1-13 2-83 4-76 1-0 20-486 9-142

PbU 3 1 9 1 . 32 47

H Fr-Yds FF 1 2-0 3 . 2-0 2 . . 1 . 1-0 . 1 . 1 9 11-24 18 11 10-32 14

Avg/G 141.2 35.4 8.8 174.7 143.2

Twyon Martin

rUSHinG TODMAN, Jordan FREY, Robbie SHOEMATE, D.J. Total opponents

STORyLINES Paul Pasqualoni, who has a BIG EAST-record 62 conference wins in 14 years at Syracuse, is the first head coach to serve at two BIG EAST schools.

blk Saf . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 .

The Huskies have shared the BIG EAST title twice in the last four seasons (2007, 2010). The Huskies will feature new starters at quarterback, running back and at all three interior line positions in 2011. WR Nick Williams led the nation in kickoff return average last season (35.3 ypr) and scored two touchdowns. Connecticut scored eight non-offensive touchdowns last season — by far the most in the BIG EAST.


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Louisville Cardinals AT A GLANCE

Location: ....................................... Louisville, Ky. enrollment: ............................................ 24,000 nickname: .......................................... Cardinals Colors: .........................................Red and Black Web site: ................................. UofLSports.com Stadium: ............. Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Stadium Capacity: .................................. 55,000 Surface: ................................................ FieldTurf President: ............................. Dr. James Ramsey Athletic Director: ..............................Tom Jurich Head Coach: ............................... Charlie Strong Football Contact: ......................Rocco Gasparro Phone: ....................................... (502) 852-0102 offensive System: ............................... Multiple Defensive System: ........................................4-3 Lettermen returning/Lost: ..................... 34/21 Starters Returning/Lost: ......................... 12/13

2011 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Thu., Sept. 1 Murray State (6 p.m., ESPNU) Fri., Sept. 9 Florida International (7 p.m., ESPN) Sat., Sept. 17 at Kentucky Sat., Oct. 1 Marshall Sat., Oct. 8 at North Carolina Sat., Oct. 15 at CINCINNATI 1 Fri., Oct. 21 RUTGERS (8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2) Sat., Oct. 29 SYRACUSE Sat., Nov. 5 at WEST VIRGINIA Sat., Nov. 12 PITTSBURGH Sat., Nov. 19 at CONNECTICUT Fri., Nov. 25 at USF (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) 1 at Paul Brown Stadium

ON THE SIDELINE

HEAD COACH Charlie Strong (Central Arkansas ’82)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAy nr/nr

record at Louisville (Years) 7-6 (second year) ASSISTANT COACHES Mike Sanford ............... Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator Vance Bedford ................................................ Defensive Coordinator Kenny Carter ........................................ Running Backs/Special Teams Dave Borbely ................................................................Offensive Line Ron Dugans.................................................................Wide Receivers Clint Hurtt .............................. Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator Brian Jean-Mary .............................................................. Linebackers Larry Slade ......................................................................... Secondary Shawn Watson ...............................................................Quarterbacks

RETURNING STARTERS offense (4) Josh Bellamy, WR Mario Benevides, C Josh Chichester, TE Andrell Smith, WR

2010 RESULTS (7-6, 3-4 biG eAST)

opponent result Attend. Kentucky (ABC) L, 16-23 55,327 Eastern Kentucky (BIG EAST Network) W, 23-13 51,427 at Oregon State (FSN Northwest) L, 28-35 45,379 at Arkansas State (ESPN3.com) W, 34-24 25,219 Memphis (ESPN3.com) W, 56-0 48,427 CINCINNATI (ESPN) L, 27-35 55,106 CONNECTICUT (ESPNU) W, 26-0 48,591 at PITTSBURGH (BIG EAST Network) L, 3-20 48,562 at SYRACUSE (BIG EAST Network) W, 28-20 40,735 USF (ESPNU) ot L, 21-24 43,887 WEST VIRGINIA (BIG EAST Network) L, 10-17 51,772 at RUTGERS (ESPN2) W, 40-13 37,422 vs. Southern Mississippi (ESPN) ^ W, 31-28 20,017

POSTSEASON Defeated Southern Mississippi 31-28 in Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg

Special Teams (1) Chris Philpott, K/P

Defense (7) Daniel Brown, LB B.J. Butler, DE Brandon Dunn, DT Dexter Heyman, LB Shenard Holton, S William Savoy, DT Hakeem Smith, S

Dexter Heyman

Hakeem Smith

Date 9/4 9/11 9/18 10/2 10/9 10/15 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/26 12/21

2010 RECORD 7-6 overall 3-4 BIG EAST (tied, fifth)

overall record (Years) 7-7 (second full year)

rank Lou opp -/-/-/-/-/- 25/rv -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/- rv/rv -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

rush 190 169 165 267 299 228 160 103 160 182 26 217 109

Pass 127 219 288 308 275 206 195 82 143 146 145 210 178

offense Total Passing 317 14-29-1 388 15-23-1 453 22-38-1 575 20-33-1 574 17-22-0 434 19-28-0 355 18-30-0 185 13-23-1 303 13-25-0 328 16-31-2 171 12-24-1 427 18-25-0 287 20-32-0

Victor Anderson

To 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1

rush 230 92 177 200 39 178 108 132 101 172 128 149 170

^ Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Defense Pass Total 236 466 138 230 142 319 209 409 184 223 275 453 87 195 123 255 155 256 87 259 133 261 181 330 226 396

To 0 2 0 4 1 3 3 0 1 1 1 2 1


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2010 STATISTICAL LEADERS GP 12 11 13 13

Loss 83 7 279 439

net 1405 327 2274 1859

Avg 6.1 5.5 4.8 4.0

TD 11 4 17 14

Long 85 64 85 67

PASSinG FROMAN, Adam BURKE, Justin STEIN, Will Total opponents

G 9 8 3 13 13

Pct 60.6 58.1 64.3 59.8 54.8

Yds 1633 790 72 2522 2166

TD 11 10 1 22 16

Lng 57 29 29 57 62

Avg/G 181.4 98.8 24.0 194.0 166.6

reCeiVinG BEAUMONT, Doug GRAHAM, Cameron BELLAMY, Josh SMITH, Andrell CHICHESTER, Josh Total opponents

G 11 13 13 13 12 13 13

no. 41 40 29 25 22 217 187

Yds 440 470 401 377 317 2522 2166

Avg 10.7 11.8 13.8 15.1 14.4 11.6 11.6

TD 1 5 5 3 5 22 16

Long 44 39 44 42 48 57 62

Avg/G 40.0 36.2 30.8 29.0 26.4 194.0 166.6

PUnT reTUrnS BEAUMONT, Doug Total opponents

no. 14 23 20

Yds 213 290 102

Avg 15.2 12.6 5.1

TD 1 1 0

Long 74 74 28

KiCK reTUrnS WRIGHT, Jeremy ANDERSON, Victor Total opponents

no. 16 13 45 53

Yds 489 393 1147 1256

Avg 30.6 30.2 25.5 23.7

TD 1 0 1 1

Long 95 67 95 100

SCorinG POWELL, Bilal PHILPOTT, Chris GRAHAM, Cameron CHICHESTER, Josh WRIGHT, Jeremy BELLAMY, Josh Total opponents

TD 14 0 5 5 5 5 43 32

FGs 0-0 14-18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 14-18 10-19

|------------ PATs ------------| Kick rush rcv 0-0 0-0 0 41-43 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 41-43 0-0 0 28-29 1-2 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Points 84 83 30 30 30 30 343 252

TOTAL OFFENSE FROMAN, Adam POWELL, Bilal Total opponents

G 9 12 13 13

Plays 254 229 832 808

Rush 75 1405 2274 1859

Pass 1633 0 2522 2166

Total 1708 1405 4796 4025

Avg/G 189.8 117.1 368.9 309.6

FieLD GoALS PHILPOTT, Chris

FGM-FGA 14-18

Pct 77.8

01-19 0-0

20-29 5-5

30-39 5-6

40-49 4-7

50-99 0-0

Lg 46

blk 0

PUnTinG PHILPOTT, Chris BLESER, Josh Total opponents

no. 37 29 66 72

Yds 1497 1154 2651 3070

Avg 40.5 39.8 40.2 42.6

Long 73 59 73 71

Tb 2 3 5 4

FC 9 7 16 16

i20 13 11 24 20

blkd 0 0 0 0

ALL PURPOSE POWELL, Bilal WRIGHT, Jeremy ANDERSON, Victor Total opponents

G 12 11 10 13 13

Rush 1405 327 286 2274 1859

Rec 158 12 61 2522 2166

PR 0 0 0 290 102

KOR 0 489 393 1147 1256

IR 0 0 0 104 102

Tot 1563 828 740 6337 5485

Avg/G 130.2 75.3 74.0 487.5 421.9

DeFenSe SMITH, Hakeem HOLTON, Shenard HEATH, Brandon BROWN, Daniel PATRICK, Johnny Total opponents

G 13 13 12 13 13 13 13

Returning players in italics

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Att 229 59 469 467

Gain 1488 334 2553 2298

effic Cmp-Att-int 136.46 132-218-4 130.51 75-129-3 131.06 9-14-0 133.73 217-363-8 118.40 187-341-9

Solo 62 54 50 44 43 530 524

Ast Total 26 88 20 74 20 70 11 55 6 49 222 752 280 804

TFL/Yds 6.0-20 2.0-8 8.5-30 11.0-55 6.5-19 86-373 81.0-270

Sacks 1.0-7 . 3.0-22 4.0-32 1.0-6 39-256 17-124

int . 1-0 . . 5-99 9-104 8-102

PbU 1 1 2 . 12 29 25

H Fr-Yds FF . 1-0 1 . . . . . . 2 1-0 1 1 . 1 12 9-0 9 5 7-56 12

Avg/G 117.1 29.7 174.9 143.0

Josh bellamy

rUSHinG POWELL, Bilal WRIGHT, Jeremy Total opponents

STORyLINES Louisville snapped a string of three straight seasons without a postseason appearance with a trip to the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg in 2010. S Hakeem Smith — the 2010 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year — was 10th in the BIG EAST in tackles last season. blk Saf . . . . . . . . 1 . 2 1 1 .

The Cardinal offense, which ranked second in the BIG EAST in scoring (26.4 ppg), looks to replace seven starters. Louisville will be without its top two quarterbacks, its top running back and four starting linemen. Louisville loses four All-BIG EAST First Team selections from last year — the most of any BIG EAST team.


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Pittsburgh Panthers AT A GLANCE

Location: .....................................Pittsburgh, Pa. enrollment: ............................................ 28,328 nickname: ...........................................Panthers Colors: ........................................ Blue and Gold Web site: .................... PittsburghPanthers.com Stadium: .......................................... Heinz Field Stadium Capacity: .................................. 65,050 Surface: ........................................ Natural Grass Chancellor: ....................... Mark A. Nordenberg Athletic Director: ...................... Steve Pederson Head Coach: ................................ Todd Graham Football Contact: .......................... E.J. Borghetti Phone: ....................................... (412) 648-8240 offensive System: ............. Multiple No-Huddle Defensive System: ........................................3-4 Lettermen returning/Lost: ..................... 45/21 Starters Returning/Lost: ......................... 14/10

2011 SCHEDULE Date Sat., Sept. 3 Sat., Sept. 10 Sat., Sept. 17 Sat., Sept. 24 Thu., Sept. 29 Sat., Oct. 8 Sat., Oct. 15 Wed., Oct. 26 Sat., Nov. 5 Sat., Nov. 12 Fri., Nov. 25 Sat., Dec. 3

Opponent Buffalo Maine at Iowa Notre Dame (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) USF (8 p.m., ESPN) at RUTGERS Utah CONNECTICUT (8 p.m., ESPN) CINCINNATI at LOUISVILLE at WEST VIRGINIA (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) SYRACUSE (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

ON THE SIDELINE

HEAD COACH Todd Graham (East Central ’87)

Date 9/2 9/11 9/23 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/11 11/20 11/26 12/4 1/8

opponent at Utah (Versus) New Hampshire (ESPN3.com) Miami (Fla.) (ESPN) Florida International (ESPN3.com) at Notre Dame (NBC) at SYRACUSE (BIG EAST Network) RUTGERS (BIG EAST Network) LOUISVILLE (BIG EAST Network) at CONNECTICUT (ESPN) at USF (ESPN2) WEST VIRGINIA (ABC) at CINCINNATI (ESPN) vs. Kentucky (ESPN) ^

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAy nr/nr

record at Pittsburgh (Years) 0-0 (first year) ASSISTANT COACHES Paul Randolph ............................... Executive Associate Head Coach/ Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Calvin Magee ........ Assistant Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator/ Running Backs Mike Norvell .................... Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Keith Patterson ........................... Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Tony Dews ..........................................................................Tight Ends Todd Dodge ...................................................................Quarterbacks Tony Gibson .............................. Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator Spencer Leftwich ..........................................................Offenisve Line Randall McCray...........................Safeties/Special Teams Coordinator

RETURNING STARTERS offense (6) Mike Cruz, TE Jordan Gibbs, OT Chris Jacobson, OG Lucas Nix, OG Mike Shanahan, WR Tino Sunseri, QB

result ot L, 24-27 W, 38-16 L, 3-31 W, 44-17 L, 17-23 W, 45-14 W, 41-21 W, 20-3 L, 28-30 W, 17-10 L, 10-35 W, 28-10 W, 27-10

POSTSEASON Defeated Kentucky 27-10 in BBVA Compass Bowl

Special Teams (0)

Defense (8) Chas Alecxih, DT Myles Caragein, DT Max Gruder, LB Jarred Holley, FS Brandon Lindsey, DE Antwuan Reed, CB Tristan Roberts, LB Greg Williams, LB

Brandon Lindsey

ray Graham

2010 RESULTS (8-5, 5-2 biG eAST)

2010 RECORD 8-5 overall 5-2 BIG EAST (tied, first)

overall record (Years) 43-23 (five years)

Attend. 45,730 50,120 58,115 45,207 80,795 40,168 50,425 48,562 35,391 43,844 60,562 27,496 41,207

rank Pitt opp 15/15 rv/24 rv/rv -/-/- 19/19 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/rv/rv -/-/-/-/- rv/rv -/-/-/-/-

rush 82 169 128 300 110 123 206 132 143 150 78 272 261

Pass 184 276 104 169 272 266 307 123 220 142 284 158 96

offense Total Passing 266 16-28-1 445 25-36-1 232 13-24-2 469 15-25-0 382 27-39-1 389 17-24-0 513 22-28-1 255 13-24-0 363 20-28-2 292 11-16-0 362 28-46-1 430 14-23-1 357 9-19-1

Max Gruder To 2 1 3 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 4 2 1

rush 122 73 100 93 87 77 95 103 249 153 148 156 104

BBVA Compass Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.

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Defense Pass Total 283 405 225 298 248 348 223 316 242 329 231 308 108 203 82 185 100 349 132 285 212 360 109 265 211 315

To 3 1 2 1 0 4 2 2 1 1 0 4 1


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2010 STATISTICAL LEADERS GP 12 12 13 13 13

Loss 27 36 153 280 364

net 1061 922 108 2154 1560

Avg 4.8 6.2 2.0 4.6 3.5

TD 13 8 2 24 12

Long 76 79 28 79 45

PASSinG SUNSERI,Tino BOSTICK,Pat Total opponents

G 13 5 13 13

Pct 64.5 63.6 63.9 56.9

Yds 2572 44 2616 2406

TD 16 0 16 15

Lng 79 13 79 71

Avg/G 197.8 8.8 201.2 185.1

reCeiVinG BALDWIN,Jon SHANAHAN,Mike LEWIS,Dion STREET,Devin HYNOSKI,Henry GRAHAM,Ray Total opponents

G 13 13 12 13 13 12 13 13

no. 53 43 27 25 25 24 230 224

Yds 822 589 216 318 174 213 2616 2406

Avg 15.5 13.7 8.0 12.7 7.0 8.9 11.4 10.7

TD 5 1 0 2 1 2 16 15

Long 61 36 31 79 20 33 79 71

Avg/G 63.2 45.3 18.0 24.5 13.4 17.8 201.2 185.1

PUnT reTUrnS SADDLER,Cameron Total opponents

no. 25 28 20

Yds 263 344 101

Avg 10.5 12.3 5.1

TD 0 0 1

Long 31 31 20

KiCK reTUrnS GRAHAM,Ray SADDLER,Cameron Total opponents

no. 23 22 51 58

Yds 501 460 1040 1282

Avg 21.8 20.9 20.4 22.1

TD 0 0 0 1

Long 54 29 54 95

SCorinG HUTCHINS,Dan LEWIS,Dion GRAHAM,Ray BALDWIN,Jon Total opponents

TD 0 13 10 5 41 29

FGs 18-25 0-0 0-0 0-0 18-25 15-18

|------------ PATs ------------| Kick rush rcv 40-40 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 40-40 0-0 1 28-29 0-0 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 94 78 60 32 342 247

TOTAL OFFENSE SUNSERI,Tino LEWIS,Dion GRAHAM,Ray Total opponents

G 13 12 12 13 13

Plays 399 219 148 830 837

Rush 108 1061 922 2154 1560

Pass 2572 0 0 2616 2406

Total 2680 1061 922 4770 3966

Avg/G 206.2 88.4 76.8 366.9 305.1

FieLD GoALS HUTCHINS,Dan

FGM-FGA 18-25

Pct 72.0

01-19 1-1

20-29 6-8

30-39 9-10

40-49 2-5

50-99 0-1

Lg 42

blk 0

PUnTinG HUTCHINS,Dan Total opponents

no. 45 46 68

Yds 2014 2014 2630

Avg 44.8 43.8 38.7

Long 71 71 60

Tb 4 4 3

FC 7 7 9

i20 13 13 10

blkd 1 1 3

ALL PURPOSE GRAHAM,Ray LEWIS,Dion Total opponents

G 12 12 13 13

Rush 922 1061 2154 1560

Rec 213 216 2616 2406

PR 0 0 344 101

KOR 501 0 1040 1282

IR 0 0 126 227

Tot 1636 1277 6280 5576

Avg/G 136.3 106.4 483.1 428.9

DeFenSe DeCICCO,Dom GRUDER,Max WILLIAMS,Greg ALECXIH,Chas HOLLEY,Jarred Total opponents

G 12 13 13 13 13 13 13

Returning players in italics

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Att 219 148 53 470 443

Gain 1088 958 261 2434 1924

effic Cmp-Att-int 136.95 223-346-9 60.87 7-11-2 133.48 230-360-11 114.11 224-394-13

Solo 67 43 43 28 41 533 538

Ast Total 27 94 41 84 20 63 29 57 13 54 274 807 336 874

TFL/Yds 6.0-13 0.5-2 5.5-20 9.0-58 1.0-2 73-351 64.0-263

Sacks . . 1.0-3 7.5-53 . 34-235 23-176

int 5-36 1-0 . . 5-10 13-126 11-227

PbU 2 3 3 3 3 42 32

H Fr-Yds FF . . 2 1 2-0 1 . 1-32 . 2 . . . . 1 34 9-94 13 38 10-29 13

Avg/G 88.4 76.8 8.3 165.7 120.0

Tino Sunseri

rUSHinG LEWIS,Dion GRAHAM,Ray SUNSERI,Tino Total opponents

STORyLINES RB Ray Graham was second in the BIG EAST in yards per carry in 2010. Graham had more rushing yards (922) and touchdowns (eight) than any non-starter in the BIG EAST, but was the lone scholarship tailback in spring practice. blk Saf . . . . . . . . . . 3 . 1 .

Pittsburgh has had four players named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year in the last three years (two players shared the honor in 2009). New head coach Todd Graham comes to Pittsburgh from Tulsa, where his no-huddle offense averaged 41.4 points and 505.6 yards per game last year. All-BIG EAST Second Team FS Jared Holley was second in the conference with five interceptions last year.


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Rutgers Scarlet Knights AT A GLANCE

Location: ............................New Brunswick, N.J. enrollment: ............................................ 37,364 nickname: ................................. Scarlet Knights Colors: .................................................... Scarlet Web site: ............................ ScarletKnights.com Stadium: ..................................Rutgers Stadium Stadium Capacity: .................................. 52,454 Surface: ............................................... Field Turf President: ..................Dr. Richard L. McCormick Athletic Director: ........................... Tim Pernetti Head Coach: .................................Greg Schiano Football Contact: ............................ Jason Baum offensive System: ...............................Pro Style Defensive System: ........................................4-3 Lettermen returning/Lost: ..................... 37/18 Starters Returning/Lost: ........................... 16/9

2011 SCHEDULE Date Thu., Sept. 1 Sat., Sept. 10 Sat., Sept. 24 Sat., Oct. 1 Sat., Oct. 8 Sat., Oct. 15 Fri., Oct. 21 Sat., Oct. 29 Sat., Nov. 5 Sat., Nov. 12 Sat., Nov. 19 Sat., Nov. 26 1

Opponent North Carolina Central at North Carolina (12:30 p.m., ACC Network) Ohio at SYRACUSE PITTSBURGH Navy at LOUISVILLE (8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2) WEST VIRGINIA USF at Army 1 (CBS SN) CINCINNATI at CONNECTICUT

at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.

ON THE SIDELINE

HEAD COACH Greg Schiano (Bucknell ’88)

Date 9/2 9/11 9/25 10/2 10/8 10/16 10/23 11/3 11/13 11/20 11/26 12/4

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAy nr/nr

record at rutgers (Years) 59-63 (10 years) ASSISTANT COACHES Frank Cignetti ...........................Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Bob Fraser ............................. Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Kyle Flood .................................Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Robb Smith ......................... Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks Brian Angelichio .................................................................Tight Ends P.J. Fleck ......................................................................Wide Receivers Phil Galiano ................................................................. Defensive Line Jeff Hafley .......................................................................... Secondary Chris Hewitt ................................................................. Running Backs Tem Lukabu ........................................................ Outside Linebackers

RETURNING STARTERS offense (10) Jeremy Deering, RB Chas Dodd, QB Art Forst, OG Mark Harrison, WR D.C. Jefferson, TE Joe Martinek, RB Caleb Ruch, OL Mohamed Sanu, WR Desmond Stapleton, OL Desmond Wynn, OL

opponent result Norfolk State (ESPN3.com) W, 31-0 at Florida International (BIG EAST Network) W, 19-14 North Carolina (ESPNU) L, 13-17 Tulane (2 p.m., ESPN3.com) L, 14-17 CONNECTICUT (ESPN) W, 27-24 Army ^ (ESPN3.com) ot W, 23-20 at PITTSBURGH (BIG EAST Network) L, 21-41 at USF (ESPN2) L, 27-28 SYRACUSE (ESPNU) L, 10-13 at CINCINNATI (BIG EAST Network) L, 38-69 LOUISVILLE (ESPN2) L, 13-40 at WEST VIRGINIA (ABC) L, 14-35

POSTSEASON None

Special Teams (1) San San Te, K

Defense (5) Manny Abreu, LB Steve Beauharnais, LB Khaseem Greene, DB David Rowe, DB Scott Vallone, DT

Steve Beauharnais

Chas Dodd

2010 RESULTS (4-8, 1-6 biG eAST)

2010 RECORD 4-8 overall 1-6 BIG EAST (eighth)

overall record (Years) 59-63 (10 years)

Attend. 46,311 19,872 52,038 47,963 48,431 41,292 50,425 39,465 49,911 30,265 37,422 48,386

rank rut opp -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/- rv/rv -/-/-/-/-/- 23/24

rush 268 76 87 148 88 -1 95 78 169 -9 149 63

Pass 154 96 157 205 365 251 108 160 111 400 181 140

offense Total Passing 422 11-21-0 172 8-16-1 244 17-32-2 353 15-34-1 453 19-32-0 250 18-31-1 203 10-22-1 238 20-23-0 280 10-25-0 391 21-33-2 330 15-34-2 203 12-21-0

Jeremy Deering To 0 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 2 1

rush 25 167 91 37 131 289 206 157 91 295 217 171

^ at New Meadowlands Stadium

14

Defense Pass Total 131 156 204 371 204 295 208 245 153 284 115 404 307 513 149 306 214 305 366 661 210 427 352 523

To 1 5 3 0 1 2 2 1 3 1 0 3


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2010 STATISTICAL LEADERS GP 12 12 12 10 12 12

Loss 35 9 22 38 561 285

net 417 352 309 276 1211 1877

Avg 4.4 4.6 5.2 3.2 2.7 4.2

TD 1 2 4 4 11 20

Long 34 22 91 35 91 66

PASSinG DODD, Chas SAVAGE, Tom SANU, Mohamed Total opponents

G 11 6 12 12 12

Pct 55.2 51.8 66.7 54.3 61.6

Yds 1637 521 160 2328 2613

TD 11 2 3 16 19

Lng 66 37 51 66 48

Avg/G 148.8 86.8 13.3 194.0 217.8

reCeiVinG HARRISON, Mark SANU, Mohamed Total opponents

G 12 12 12 12

no. 44 44 176 207

Yds 829 418 2328 2613

Avg 18.8 9.5 13.2 12.6

TD 9 2 16 19

Long 66 29 66 48

Avg/G 69.1 34.8 194.0 217.8

PUnT reTUrnS ROBINSON, Mason Total opponents

no. 19 24 28

Yds 139 211 310

Avg 7.3 8.8 11.1

TD 1 3 0

Long 60 60 47

KiCK reTUrnS LEFEGED, Joe Total opponents

no. 38 56 47

Yds 948 1280 960

Avg 24.9 22.9 20.4

TD 0 0 1

Long 75 75 100

SCorinG TE, San San HARRISON, Mark SANU, Mohamed MARTINEK, Joe Total opponents

TD 0 9 6 4 30 41

FGs 14-20 0-0 0-0 0-0 14-20 11-15

|------------ PATs ------------| Kick rush rcv 26-26 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 1-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 26-26 1-2 0 37-40 0-0 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 1

Points 68 54 38 24 250 318

TOTAL OFFENSE DODD, Chas SAVAGE, Tom Total opponents

G 11 6 12 12

Plays 285 115 769 778

Rush -253 -6 1211 1877

Pass 1637 521 2328 2613

Total 1384 515 3539 4490

Avg/G 125.8 85.8 294.9 374.2

FGM-FGA 14-20

Pct 70.0

01-19 1-1

20-29 6-6

30-39 5-6

40-49 2-6

50-99 0-1

Lg 43

blk 0

PUnTinG DELLAGANNA, Ted SULLIVAN, Kyle Total opponents

no. 54 18 76 65

Yds 2261 758 3086 2405

Avg 41.9 42.1 40.6 37.0

Long 69 66 69 73

Tb 4 1 5 8

FC 10 3 13 12

i20 12 5 19 15

blkd 2 0 2 4

ALL PURPOSE LEFEGED, Joe HARRISON, Mark THOMAS, Jordan SANU, Mohamed DEERING, Jeremy Total opponents

G 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Rush 0 0 417 309 352 1211 1877

Rec 0 829 223 418 338 2328 2613

PR 11 0 0 0 0 211 310

KOR 948 0 155 0 0 1280 960

IR 29 0 0 0 0 91 151

Tot 988 829 795 727 690 5121 5911

Avg/G 82.3 69.1 66.2 60.6 57.5 426.8 492.6

DeFenSe LOWERY, Antonio LEFEGED, Joe BEAUHARNAIS, Steve GREENE, Khaseem BING, Brandon Total opponents

G 12 12 12 12 11 12 12

FieLD GoALS TE, San San

Returning players in italics

15

Att 95 77 59 85 445 442

Gain 452 361 331 314 1772 2162

effic Cmp-Att-int 126.82 123-223-7 105.26 43-83-3 326.00 6-9-0 124.80 176-324-10 140.83 207-336-8

Solo 47 46 34 45 42 439 453

Ast Total 61 108 38 84 45 79 32 77 23 65 409 848 352 805

TFL/Yds 8.5-26 3.5-14 6.0-24 2.5-4 3.5-13 76-249 113.0-525

Sacks 2.0-15 1.5-13 1.5-14 . 1.0-6 17-105 61-398

int . 1-29 . 2-14 2-20 8-91 10-151

PbU 2 6 2 3 1 30 38

H Fr-Yds FF 6 3-21 2 3 1-3 4 4 4-19 1 2 . 4 . . . 40 14-43 14 28 5-16 11

Avg/G 34.8 29.3 25.8 27.6 100.9 156.4

Mark Harrison

rUSHinG THOMAS, Jordan DEERING, Jeremy SANU, Mohamed MARTINEK, Joe Total opponents

STORyLINES Rutgers saw its streaks of five consecutive bowl appearances and four straight bowl wins snapped last season.

blk Saf . . 2 . . . . . 4 . 9 . 2 1

New Scarlet Knight offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti finds 10 returning starters in the fold for 2011. QB Chas Dodd made seven starts as a true freshman last year. Jeremy Deering, who was the Scarlet Knights’ second-leading rusher last year as a wildcat receiver, moves to running back for the 2011 season. Rutgers’ special teams units blocked nine kicks last season.


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW

USF Bulls AT A GLANCE

Location: ..........................................Tampa, Fla. enrollment: ............................................ 45,074 nickname: ................................................. Bulls Colors: ......................................... Green & Gold Web site: .................................GoUSFBulls.com Stadium: .................... Raymond James Stadium Stadium Capacity: .................................. 65,857 Surface .............................Tiftway Bermuda 419 President: .............................. Dr. Judy Genshaft Athletic Director: ........................Doug Woolard Head Coach: ...................................... Skip Holtz Football Contact: ....................... Jeremy Sharpe offensive System: ..................................Spread Defensive System: ........................................4-3 Lettermen returning/Lost: ..................... 45/15 Starters Returning/Lost: ......................... 12/13

2011 SCHEDULE Date Sat., Sept. 3 Sat., Sept. 10 Sat., Sept. 17 Sat., Sept. 24 Thu., Sept. 29 Sat., Oct. 15 Sat., Oct. 22 Sat., Nov. 5 Fri., Nov. 11 Sat., Nov. 19 Fri., Nov. 25 Thu., Dec. 1

Opponent at Notre Dame (3:30 p.m., NBC) Ball State Florida A&M UTEP at PITTSBURGH (8 p.m., ESPN) at CONNECTICUT CINCINNATI at RUTGERS at SYRACUSE (8 p.m., ESPN2) Miami (Fla.) LOUISVILLE (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) WEST VIRGINIA (8 p.m., ESPN)

ON THE SIDELINE

HEAD COACH Skip Holtz (Notre Dame ’86)

Date 9/4 9/11 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/14 10/22 11/3 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 12/31

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAy nr/nr

record at USF (Years) 8-5 (one year) ASSISTANT COACHES Rick Smith ..............................Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs Mark Snyder ............................... Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Todd Fitch ............................... Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Vernon Hargreaves .................. Special Teams Coordinator/Def. Ends Phil McGeoghan .........................................................Wide Receivers Kevin Patrick ........................................................... Defensive Tackles Larry Scott ..........................................................................Tight Ends Steve Shankweiler ........................................................Offensive Line Peter Vaas ......................................................................Quarterbacks

RETURNING STARTERS offense (4) B.J. Daniels, QB Chaz Hine, OT Evan Landi, WR Jeremiah Warren, OG

opponent result Stony Brook (BIG EAST Network) W, 59-14 at Florida (SEC Network) L, 14-38 Western Kentucky (BIG EAST Network) W, 24-12 Florida Atlantic (ESPN3.com) W, 31-3 SYRACUSE (BIG EAST Network) L, 9-13 at WEST VIRGINIA (ESPN) L, 6-20 at CINCINNATI (ESPN2) W, 38-30 RUTGERS (ESPN2) W, 28-27 at LOUISVILLE (ESPNU) ot W, 24-21 PITTSBURGH (ESPN2) L, 10-17 at Miami (Fla.) (ESPNU) ot W, 23-20 CONNECTICUT (ESPN2) L, 13-16 vs. Clemson (ESPN) ^ W, 31-26

POSTSEASON Defeated Clemson 31-26 in Meineke Car Care Bowl

Special Teams (2) Maikon Bonani, K Justin Brockhaus-Kann, P

Defense (6) Sam Barrington, LB Cory Grissom, DT DeDe Lattimore, LB Jon Lejiste, S Quenton Washington, CB Jerrell Young, S

Quenton Washington

b.J. Daniels

2010 RESULTS (8-5, 3-4 biG eAST)

2010 RECORD 8-5 overall 3-4 BIG EAST (tied, fifth)

overall record (Years) 80-55 (11 years)

Attend. 40,201 90,612 40,276 38,434 41,917 54,955 32,670 39,465 43,887 43,844 41,148 41,809 41,122

rank USF opp -/rv -/-/rv 8/6 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/- 25/25 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/- rv/rv -/rv rv/-/-/-

rush 180 244 226 136 95 65 92 157 172 153 135 138 90

Pass 383 86 57 155 124 137 286 149 87 132 159 195 189

offense Total Passing 563 24-36-0 330 6-23-4 283 7-11-1 291 14-20-0 219 9-23-2 202 22-33-3 378 13-16-0 306 10-17-1 259 11-19-0 285 15-29-1 294 12-27-0 333 22-41-3 279 20-28-1

Sam barrington

To 2 5 1 0 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 2

rush 142 251 88 72 178 79 78 78 182 150 165 120 50

^ Meineke Car Care Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.

16

Defense Pass Total 112 254 172 423 226 314 136 208 129 307 219 298 512 590 160 238 146 328 142 292 188 353 112 232 246 296

To 4 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 2 2


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2010 STATISTICAL LEADERS GP 13 11 12 13 13

Att 176 120 112 487 470

Gain 820 573 423 2194 2007

Loss 27 31 164 311 374

net 793 542 259 1883 1633

Avg 4.5 4.5 2.3 3.9 3.5

TD 5 4 5 19 8

Long 21 67 16 67 71

PASSinG DANIELS,BJ EVELD, Bobby Total opponents

G 12 7 13 13

effic 120.34 107.65 116.28 118.17

Cmp-Att-int 143-245-13 42-75-3 185-323-16 238-404-15

Pct 58.4 56.0 57.3 58.9

Yds 1685 454 2139 2500

TD 11 2 13 18

Lng 70 28 70 69

Avg/G 140.4 64.9 164.5 192.3

reCeiVinG BOGAN,Dontavia LANDI, Evan LAMAR, Lindsey Total opponents

G 12 13 13 13 13

no. 47 28 25 185 238

Yds 685 390 161 2139 2500

Avg 14.6 13.9 6.4 11.6 10.5

TD 6 2 0 13 18

Long 64 51 23 70 69

Avg/G 57.1 30.0 12.4 164.5 192.3

PUnT reTUrnS MITCHELL, Terrence Total opponents

no. 21 27 19

Yds 232 312 184

Avg 11.0 11.6 9.7

TD 0 2 1

Long 67 67 60

KiCK reTUrnS LAMAR, Lindsey Total opponents

no. 34 49 53

Yds 903 1106 1156

Avg 26.6 22.6 21.8

TD 2 2 0

Long 100 100 54

SCorinG BONANI,Maikon MURRAY, Demetris BOGAN,Dontavia DANIELS,BJ PLANCHER,Moise Total opponents

TD 0 6 6 5 5 37 29

FGs 17-21 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 18-26 20-26

|------------ PATs ------------| Kick rush rcv 18-19 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 1-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 33-34 1-1 0 26-27 0-0 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-2

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Points 69 36 36 32 30 313 260

TOTAL OFFENSE DANIELS,BJ PLANCHER,Moise MURRAY, Demetris EVELD, Bobby Total opponents

G 12 13 11 7 13 13

Plays 357 176 120 87 810 874

Rush 259 793 542 2 1883 1633

Pass 1685 0 0 454 2139 2500

Total 1944 793 542 456 4022 4133

Avg/G 162.0 61.0 49.3 65.1 309.4 317.9

FGM-FGA 1-5 17-21

Pct 20.0 81.0

01-19 0-0 0-0

20-29 0-1 5-5

30-39 1-3 8-8

40-49 0-1 4-6

50-99 0-0 0-2

Lg 37 47

blk 0 0

PUnTinG no. BROCKHAUS-KANN, Justin 64 Total 65 opponents 73

Yds 2406 2406 2917

Avg 37.6 37.0 40.0

Long 57 57 63

Tb 0 0 4

FC 24 24 15

i20 19 19 21

blkd 1 1 2

ALL PURPOSE LAMAR, Lindsey PLANCHER,Moise BOGAN,Dontavia MURRAY, Demetris LANDI, Evan Total opponents

G 13 13 12 11 13 13 13

Rush 37 793 23 542 0 1883 1633

Rec 161 99 685 153 390 2139 2500

PR 0 0 0 0 0 312 184

KOR 903 0 58 0 0 1106 1156

IR 0 0 0 0 0 219 197

Tot 1101 892 766 695 390 5659 5670

Avg/G 84.7 68.6 63.8 63.2 30.0 435.3 436.2

DeFenSe WILLIAMS, Jacquain LATTIMORE, DeDe BARRINGTON, Sam WASHINGTON,Quenton RAYMOND, Mistral Total opponents

G 13 13 13 13 12 13 13

FieLD GoALS SCHWARTZ, Eric BONANI,Maikon

Returning players in italics

17

Solo 46 47 40 46 43 596 557

Ast Total 25 71 22 69 25 65 13 59 13 56 240 836 228 785

TFL/Yds 11.0-56 6.5-32 6.5-37 1.0-1 4.5-13 88-417 79.0-281

Sacks 2.5-27 2.5-18 0.5-1 . . 30-249 27-158

int 1-12 . . 1-45 1-13 15-219 16-197

PbU 3 . 3 4 7 32 18

H Fr-Yds FF . . . . . . . 1-0 2 . . . . . . 10 4-0 7 10 6-0 9

Avg/G 61.0 49.3 21.6 144.8 125.6

Lindsey Lamar

rUSHinG PLANCHER,Moise MURRAY, Demetris DANIELS,BJ Total opponents

STORyLINES USF registered its third consecutive season at 8-5 in 2010, winning five of its last seven games. USF is one of just 15 schools that has won at least eight games in each of the last five seasons.

blk Saf . . . . . . 2 . . . 3 1 2 .

The Bulls take a streak of six straight postseason appearances, including three straight bowl wins, into the 2011 season. USF has played in a bowl game in each year it has been a member of the Bowl Subdivision. QB B.J. Daniels enters the 2011 season ranked fourth on USF’s career passing yards (3,754) and passing touchdowns (25) list.


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Syracuse Orange AT A GLANCE

Location: ...................................... Syracuse, N.Y. enrollment: ............................................ 12,400 nickname: ............................................. Orange Colors: ................................................... Orange Web site: ................................. SUAthletics.com Stadium: ...................................... Carrier Dome Stadium Capacity: .................................. 49,262 Surface: ................................................ FieldTurf President: ............................... Dr. Nancy Cantor Athletic Director: ....................... Dr. Daryl Gross Head Coach: .............................. Doug Marrone Football Contact: ...............Sue Cornelius Edson offensive System: ............................... Multiple Defensive System: ............................... Multiple Lettermen returning/Lost: ..................... 39/22 Starters Returning/Lost: ......................... 14/11

2011 SCHEDULE Date Thu., Sept. 1 Sat., Sept. 10 Sat., Sept. 17 Sat., Sept. 24 Sat., Oct. 1 Sat., Oct. 8 Fri., Oct. 21 Sat., Oct. 29 Sat., Nov. 5 Fri., Nov. 11 Sat., Nov. 26 Sat., Dec. 3

Opponent Wake Forest (8 p.m., ESPN3.com) Rhode Island at Southern California (FSN/FX) Toledo RUTGERS at Tulane WEST VIRGINIA (8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2) at LOUISVILLE at CONNECTICUT USF (8 p.m., ESPN2) CINCINNATI at PITTSBURGH (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

ON THE SIDELINE

HEAD COACH Doug Marrone (Syracuse ’91)

Date 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/30

opponent at Akron (ESPN3.com) at Washington (FSN Northwest) Maine (BIG EAST Network) Colgate (ESPN3.com) at USF (BIG EAST Network) PITTSBURGH (BIG EAST Network) at WEST VIRGINIA (ESPN2) at CINCINNATI (ESPNU) LOUISVILLE (Noon) at RUTGERS (ESPNU) CONNECTICUT (ESPNU) Boston College (ESPN) vs. Kansas State (ESPN) ^

^ New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, N.Y.

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAy nr/nr

record at Syracuse (Years) 12-13 (two years) ASSISTANT COACHES Nathaniel Hackett ...Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Tight Ends Scott Shafer .................................. Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Greg Adkins ..................................................................Offensive Line John Anselmo .............................. Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Jimmy Brumbaugh.................................................. Defensive Tackles Dan Conley ...................................................................... Linebackers Tim Daoust ................................................................. Defensive Ends Rob Moore..................................................................Wide Receivers Tyrone Wheatley ......................................................... Running Backs

RETURNING STARTERS offense (7) Van Chew, WR Zack Chibane, OG Adam Harris, FB Michael Hay, OT Alec Lemon, WR Ryan Nassib, QB Justin Pugh, OT Andrew Tiller, OG

result W, 29-3 L, 20-41 W, 38-14 W, 42-7 W, 13-9 L, 14-45 W, 19-14 W, 31-7 L, 20-28 W, 13-10 L, 6-23 L, 7-16 W, 36-34

POSTSEASON Defeated Kansas State 36-34 in New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Special Teams (1) Ross Krautman, K

Defense (5) Chandler Jones, DE Mikhail Marinovich, DE Marquis Spruill, LB Phillip Thomas, FS Shamarko Thomas, SS

Chandler Jones

Mikhail Marinovich

2010 RESULTS (8-5, 4-3 biG eAST)

2010 RECORD 8-5 overall 4-3 BIG EAST (fourth)

overall record (Years) 12-13 (two years)

Attend. 15,969 62,418 37,758 38,068 41,917 40,168 58,122 32,072 40,735 49,911 41,465 42,191 38,274

rank Syr opp -/-/-/- -/rv -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/- 20/19 rv/rv -/rv/rv -/rv/rv -/rv/rv -/-/-/-/-/-

rush 202 112 78 249 178 77 183 137 101 91 64 91 259

Pass 229 224 260 188 129 231 63 125 155 214 171 147 239

offense Total Passing 431 17-27-1 336 19-37-1 338 19-29-0 437 9-17-0 307 12-22-0 308 25-46-2 246 5-15-0 262 16-26-1 256 19-32-0 305 16-31-1 235 20-36-1 238 15-24-1 498 13-22-0

Ryan Nassib

To 3 2 0 1 1 4 1 2 1 3 2 1 0

rush 55 175 66 230 95 123 106 109 160 169 156 205 121

18

Defense Pass Total 111 166 292 467 129 195 146 376 124 219 266 389 178 284 168 277 143 303 111 280 98 254 110 315 258 379

To 0 1 2 2 2 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2010 STATISTICAL LEADERS GP 13 13 13 13

Loss 27 15 335 323

net 1233 554 1822 1770

Avg 5.3 4.9 4.1 3.6

TD 9 2 14 14

Long 60 31 60 52

PASSinG NASSIB, Ryan LOEB, Charley Total opponents

G 13 5 13 13

Pct 56.4 60.0 56.3 56.5

Yds 2334 41 2375 2149

TD 19 0 19 15

Lng 52 19 52 79

Avg/G 179.5 8.2 182.7 165.3

reCeiVinG CHEW, Van BAILEY, Antwon PROVO, Nick LEMON, Alec SALES, Marcus Total opponents

G 12 13 13 12 11 13 13

no. 41 35 33 32 26 205 208

Yds 611 306 365 397 414 2375 2149

Avg 14.9 8.7 11.1 12.4 15.9 11.6 10.3

TD 5 3 1 4 4 19 15

Long 48 37 33 51 52 52 79

Avg/G 50.9 23.5 28.1 33.1 37.6 182.7 165.3

PUnT reTUrnS HOLMES, Mike Total opponents

no. 28 32 23

Yds 289 294 168

Avg 10.3 9.2 7.3

TD 0 0 0

Long 62 62 31

KiCK reTUrnS GULLEY, Prince-Tyson GRAHAM, Dorian Total opponents

no. 29 16 48 59

Yds 633 392 1079 1301

Avg 21.8 24.5 22.5 22.1

TD 0 0 0 1

Long 47 37 47 94

SCorinG KRAUTMAN, Ross CARTER, Delone BAILEY, Antwon CHEW, Van LEMON, Alec SALES, Marcus Total opponents

TD 0 9 5 5 4 4 34 31

FGs 18-19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 18-19 12-18

|------------ PATs ------------| Kick rush rcv 30-32 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 30-32 0-0 0 29-30 0-0 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-1

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 84 54 30 30 24 24 288 251

TOTAL OFFENSE NASSIB, Ryan CARTER, Delone BAILEY, Antwon Total opponents

G 13 13 13 13 13

Plays 424 231 115 812 856

Rush -39 1233 554 1822 1770

Pass 2334 0 0 2375 2149

Total 2295 1233 554 4197 3919

Avg/G 176.5 94.8 42.6 322.8 301.5

FieLD GoALS KRAUTMAN, Ross

FGM-FGA 18-19

Pct 94.7

01-19 1-1

20-29 6-6

30-39 5-5

40-49 6-7

50-99 0-0

Lg 48

blk 0

PUnTinG LONG, Rob Total opponents

no. 64 66 68

Yds 2806 2868 2811

Avg 43.8 43.5 41.3

Long 70 70 54

Tb 8 8 5

FC 10 10 14

i20 19 19 22

blkd 0 0 0

ALL PURPOSE CARTER, Delone BAILEY, Antwon GULLEY, Prince-Tyson Total opponents

G 13 13 10 13 13

Rush 1233 554 74 1822 1770

Rec 45 306 8 2375 2149

PR 0 0 0 294 168

KOR 0 0 633 1079 1301

IR 0 0 0 211 125

Tot 1278 860 715 5781 5513

Avg/G 98.3 66.2 71.5 444.7 424.1

DeFenSe SMITH, Derrell HOGUE, Doug THOMAS, Phillip THOMAS, Shamarko HOLMES, Mike Total opponents

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

19

Att 231 114 448 488

Gain 1260 569 2157 2093

effic Cmp-Att-int 124.23 202-358-8 128.88 3-5-0 123.96 205-364-8 114.13 208-368-9

Solo 72 60 58 38 44 541 511

Ast Total 42 114 35 95 34 92 29 67 20 64 338 879 290 801

TFL/Yds 9.0-36 10.5-35 4.0-10 3.5-21 3.0-17 73-312 66.0-306

Sacks 1.5-11 3.0-16 . 2.0-19 2.0-16 27-185 33-232

int 1-60 2-58 1-27 . 1-42 9-211 8-125

PbU 1 2 3 3 5 31 32

H Fr-Yds FF 2 3-0 3 3 . 1 . 1-21 . . 1-3 . . 1-0 . 18 8-24 12 29 13-64 19

Avg/G 94.8 42.6 140.2 136.2

Antwon bailey

rUSHinG CARTER, Delone BAILEY, Antwon Total opponents

STORyLINES In addition to returning starting QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse returns its five top receivers from last year. Returning players accounted for 17 of the Orange’s 19 touchdown receptions in 2010.

blk Saf . . 1 . . . . . . . 2 . . .

Nassib enters the 2011 season ranked seventh in school history in career touchdown passes (22), eighth in career completions (238) and fifth in career completion percentage (55.6 percent). SS Shamarko Thomas and FS Phillip Thomas return from a unit that led the BIG EAST in pass defense last season. Syracuse is looking to register its first back-to-back winning seasons since 2001, when the Orange capped a streak of 15 straight winning seasons.


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West Virginia Mountaineers AT A GLANCE

Location: .............................Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: ............................................ 29,306 Nickname: .................................. Mountaineers Colors: ..................................... Old Gold & Blue Web site: ............................ MSNsportsnet.com Stadium: ......................... Milan Puskar Stadium Stadium Capacity: ................................... 60,000 Surface: ................................................ FieldTurf President: .............................James P. Clements Athletic Director: ............................. Oliver Luck Head Coach: ....................................Bill Stewart Football Contact: ........................Mike Montoro Offensive System: ..................................Spread Defensive System: ........................... 3-3-5 Stack Lettermen Returning/Lost: ..................... 41/20 Starters Returning/Lost: ......................... 13/12

Sun., Sept. 4 Sat., Sept. 10 Sat., Sept. 17 Sat., Sept. 24 Sat., Oct. 1 Sat., Oct. 8 Fri., Oct. 21 Sat., Oct. 29 Sat., Nov. 5 Sat., Nov. 12 Fri., Nov. 25 Thu., Dec. 1 1

HEAD COACH Bill Stewart (Fairmont State ’75)

2010 RECORD 9-4 overall 5-2 BIG EAST (tied, first)

Overall Record (Years) 36-37 (six years)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAY rv/rv

Record at West Virginia (Years) 28-12 (three years)

Opponent

ASSISTANT COACHES Steve Dunlap ......................................Assistant Head Coach/Safeties Jeff Casteel ................................. Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Dana Holgorsen ............................................... Offensive Coordinator Robert Gillespie ........................................................... Running Backs Shannon Dawson ...................................................... Inside Receivers Bill Bedenbaugh............................................................Offensive Line Bill Kirelawich .............................................................. Defensive Line David Lockwood ............................................................. Cornerbacks Daron Roberts ....................................Wide Receivers/Special Teams

at Maryland (Noon, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU)

RETURNING STARTERS

2011 SCHEDULE Date

ON THE SIDELINE

Marshall (3:30 p.m., ESPN) Norfolk State

LSU (ESPN/ESPN2) Bowling Green CONNECTICUT at SYRACUSE (8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2) at RUTGERS LOUISVILLE at CINCINNATI 1 PITTSBURGH (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) at USF (8 p.m., ESPN)

Offense (8) Tavon Austin, WR Steadman Bailey, WR Don Barclay, OL Jeff Braun, OL Ryan Clarke, FB Josh Jenkins, OL Joe Madsen, OL Geno Smith, QB

POSTSEASON Lost to North Carolina State 23-7 in Champs Sports Bowl

Special Teams (1) Tyler Bitancurt, K

Defense (4) Terence Garvin, DB Najee Goode, LB Julian Miller, DL Keith Tandy, DB

at Paul Brown Stadium

Tavon Austin

Geno Smith

2010 RESULTS (9-4, 5-2 BIG EAST) Date 9/4 9/10 9/18 9/25 10/9 10/14 10/23 10/29 11/13 11/20 11/26 12/4 12/28

Opponent Result Attend. Coastal Carolina (BIG EAST Network) W, 31-0 57,862 at Marshall (ESPN) ot W, 24-21 41,382 Maryland (Noon, ESPNU) W, 31-17 60,122 at Louisiana State (ESPN2) L, 14-20 92,575 UNLV (BIG EAST Network Local) W, 49-10 58,234 USF (ESPN) W, 20-6 54,955 SYRACUSE (ESPN2) L, 14-19 58,122 at CONNECTICUT (ESPN2) ot L, 13-16 40,000 CINCINNATI (BIG EAST Network) W, 37-10 56,593 at LOUISVILLE (BIG EAST Network) W, 17-10 51,772 at PITTSBURGH (ABC) W, 35-10 60,562 RUTGERS (ABC) W, 35-14 48,386 vs. North Carolina State (ESPN) ^ L, 7-23 48,962

Rank WVU Opp 24/25 -/23/22 -/21/21 rv/rv 22/21 15/12 rv/rv -/25/25 -/20/19 -/rv/rv -/-/-/-/-/rv/rv -/23/24 -/21/23 rv/rv

Rush 184 153 201 58 219 79 106 254 245 128 148 171 130

Pass 216 316 268 119 226 219 178 160 174 133 212 352 196

Offense Total Passing 400 23-32-1 469 32-45-0 469 19-30-1 177 14-29-1 445 13-20-0 298 24-31-0 284 20-37-3 414 22-34-0 419 15-25-1 261 9-20-0 360 9-12-0 523 23-28-0 326 22-39-1

Najee Goode

TO 3 2 3 2 0 0 3 4 2 1 0 3 5

Rush 63 135 -10 150 96 65 183 112 60 26 78 63 103

^ Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fla.

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Defense Pass Total 123 186 229 364 227 217 80 230 180 276 137 202 63 246 166 278 221 281 145 171 284 362 140 203 275 378

TO 2 1 3 2 2 3 1 0 4 1 4 1 1


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2010 STATISTICAL LEADERS GP 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

Loss 77 11 8 249 1 405 413

net 936 291 248 217 159 2076 1124

Avg 4.5 3.6 4.4 2.0 10.6 3.9 2.7

TD 6 8 0 0 1 18 3

Long 50 23 23 29 46 53 55

PASSinG SMITH, Geno Total opponents

G 13 13 13

Pct 64.8 64.1 58.0

Yds 2763 2769 2270

TD 24 24 12

Lng 71 71 96

Avg/G 212.5 213.0 174.6

reCeiVinG SANDERS, Jock AUSTIN, Tavon DEVINE, Noel BAILEY, Stedman STARKS, Brad WOODS, J.D. Total opponents

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

no. 69 58 34 24 19 18 245 228

Yds 728 787 258 317 317 205 2769 2270

Avg 10.6 13.6 7.6 13.2 16.7 11.4 11.3 10.0

TD 4 8 1 4 4 1 24 12

Long 48 71 48 32 48 21 71 96

Avg/G 56.0 60.5 19.8 24.4 24.4 15.8 213.0 174.6

PUnT reTUrnS HOGAN, Brandon Total opponents

no. 12 22 18

Yds 93 185 156

Avg 7.8 8.4 8.7

TD 0 0 1

Long 18 66 60

KiCK reTUrnS AUSTIN, Tavon SANDERS, Jock Total opponents

no. 12 12 42 55

Yds 230 299 805 1140

Avg 19.2 24.9 19.2 20.7

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 50 60 60 55

SCorinG BITANCURT, Tyler AUSTIN, Tavon CLARKE, Ryan DEVINE, Noel SANDERS, Jock STARKS, Brad Total opponents

TD 0 9 8 7 5 5 42 17

FGs 10-17 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 10-17 19-23

|------------ PATs ------------| Kick rush rcv 41-41 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 41-41 0-0 1 17-17 0-0 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Points 71 54 48 42 32 30 327 176

TOTAL OFFENSE SMITH, Geno DEVINE, Noel Total opponents

G 13 13 13 13

Plays 478 209 908 803

Rush 217 936 2076 1124

Pass 2763 0 2769 2270

Total 2980 936 4845 3394

Avg/G 229.2 72.0 372.7 261.1

FieLD GoALS BITANCURT, Tyle

FGM-FGA 10-17

Pct 58.8

01-19 0-0

20-29 5-6

30-39 3-4

40-49 2-7

50-99 0-0

Lg 43

blk 4

PUnTinG PUGNETTI, Gregg Total opponents

no. 67 67 84

Yds 2802 2802 3531

Avg 41.8 41.8 42.0

Long 71 71 73

Tb 6 6 5

FC 23 23 28

i20 24 24 33

blkd 0 0 0

ALL PURPOSE DEVINE, Noel SANDERS, Jock AUSTIN, Tavon Total opponents

G 13 13 13 13 13

Rush 936 92 159 2076 1124

Rec 258 728 787 2769 2270

PR 0 86 0 185 156

KOR 62 299 230 805 1140

IR 0 0 0 204 173

Tot 1256 1205 1176 6039 4863

Avg/G 96.6 92.7 90.5 464.5 374.1

DeFenSe GARVIN, Terence THOMAS, J.T. LEONARD, Anthony GLOVER, Sidney TANDY, Keith Total opponents

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

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Att 209 80 56 106 15 526 410

Gain 1013 302 256 466 160 2481 1537

effic Cmp-Att-int 144.70 241-372-7 141.57 245-382-8 110.50 228-393-12

Solo 41 36 42 43 38 493 550

Ast Total 35 76 37 73 28 70 20 63 19 57 345 838 392 942

TFL/Yds 4.5-17 7.0-28 6.5-17 7.0-27 2.0-3 87-380 85.0-364

Sacks 1.0-8 2.5-12 1.0-9 4.0-23 . 45-260 27-199

int 0-5 . . . 6-51 12-204 8-173

PbU 4 4 3 5 11 52 28

H Fr-Yds FF 3 2-29 1 3 2-12 2 2 . 1 1 2-0 1 . . 1 27 11-41 16 21 20-10 20

Avg/G 72.0 22.4 19.1 16.7 12.2 159.7 86.5

Bruce Irvin

rUSHinG DEVINE, Noel CLARKE, Ryan ALSTON, Shawne SMITH, Geno AUSTIN, Tavon Total opponents

STORyLINES West Virginia has finished no lower than second place in the BIG EAST in nine consecutive seasons. The Mountaineers have won or shared the BIG EAST title five times in the last eight years. West Virginia tied Connecticut and Pittsburgh for the title last year. blk Saf . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 .

West Virginia was 0-4 when it was held to 14 points or fewer and 9-0 when it scored more than 14 points last season. The Mountaineers ranked among the top defensive teams in the nation last year, but return just four starters from that unit. QB Geno Smith led the BIG EAST in pass efficiency (144.7) in 2010.


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newcomers Cincinnati

Player Pos. Ralph David Abernathy IV RB Demetrius Alston DL Alex Chisum WR Rodriguez Coleman WR Patrick Coyne QB Parker Ehinger OL Chad Hannah DL Dwight Jackson LB Damon Julian WR Brandon Mitchell DL Chris Moore WR Max Morrison WR Silverberry Mouhon DL Daniel Murray OL Justin Murray OL Malcolm Murray DB Trenier Orr DB Carroll Phillips DL Jameel Poteat RB Akise Teague RB Nick Temple LB Shaquille Washington WR Stephen Weatherford QB Chad West DL

Connecticut

Player Kamal Abrams Andrew Adams Kenton Adevemi Jefferson Ashiru Julian Campenni Tyler Clark Max DeLorenzo Deshon Foxx Dalton Gifford Xavier Hemingway Wilbert Lee Sean McQuillan Michael Nebrich Paul Nwokeji David Stevenson Marquise Vann

Pos. WR FS DT LB DT CB RB RB OT OT SS TE QB OT CB LB

Ht. 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-7 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-1 5-11 6-1 5-11 5-8 5-11 5-9 6-2 6-6

wt. 160 215 184 180 230 265 215 205 215 300 166 165 220 295 254 205 175 215 200 178 214 160 205 210

Hometown/Previous School Atlanta, Ga./Westminster School Norcross, Ga./Norcross Fayetteville, Ga./Sandy Creek Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle Cincinnati, Ohio/Badin Rockford, Mich./Rockford Tampa, Fla./Gaither Miami, Fla./Miami Central Atco, N.J./Winslow Township/Pierce College Cincinnati, Ohio/Withrow Tampa, Fla./Thomas Jefferson Kenton, Ohio/Kenton Norcross, Ga./Norcross San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore Glendale, Calif./Junipero Serra/Mount SAC Winter Garden, Fla./Ocoee Miami, Fla./Miami Central Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt Youngstown, Ohio/Ursuline Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central Maple Hts., Ohio/Maple Hts. Odessa, Fla./Land O’Lakes Perry, Ohio/Perry

Ht. 6-0 5-11 6-4 6-3 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-5 5-9 6-0

wt. 178 185 255 230 285 170 200 175 275 255 205 252 190 265 175 223

Hometown/Previous School Dover, Del./Dover Fayetteville, Ga./Woodward Academy Wethersfield, Conn./Kingwood-Oxford/Fork Union Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern West Pittson, Pa./Wyoming Area Tampa, Fla./Alonso Berlin, Conn./Berlin Lynchburg, Va./Brookfield Fairhaven, Mass./Barnstable/Bridgton Acad. Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern Brooklyn, N.Y./Boys and Girls Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury/Avon Old Farms Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock Randolph, Mass./Thayer Academy Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson Cincinnati, Ohio/Fairfield

Louisville

Player Teddy Bridgewater Jamon Brown Bryant Dubose Aaron Epps Terrell Floyd Charles Gaines Jarvis Giles Brandon Golson Jalen Harrington Gerod Holliman Andrew Johnson Ryan Mack John Miller Deiontrez Mount DeVante Parker Calvin Pryor Jermaine Reve Eli Rogers Mike Romano John Wallace

Pos. QB DT DE OT CB WR WR OLB S S CB OT OG DE WR S S WR C K

Ht. 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-7 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-2 6-3 6-0 5-9 6-6 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-4 5-10

wt. 180 300 240 245 170 170 187 208 215 185 180 315 295 205 185 200 180 180 270 185

Hometown/Previous School Miami, Fla./Northwestern Fern Creek, Ky./Fern Creek Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast Tucker, Ga./Tucker Fort Pierce, Fla./Port St. Lucie Miami, Fla./Central Tampa, Fla./South Carolina/Gaither St. Matthews, S.C./Fork County Fern Creek, Ky./Fern Creek Miami, Fla./Southridge Miami, Fla./Southridge Memphis, Tenn./Wooddale Miami, Fla./Central Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Fort Walton Louisville, Ky./Ballard Port St. Joe, Fla./Port St. Joe Miami, Fla./Northwestern Miami, Fla./Northwestern Port St. Lucie, Fla./Treasure Coast Cecilia, Ky./Central Hardin

Player Pos. Isaac Bennett RB Jeremiah Bryson RB Lloyd Carrington DB Sam Collura TE Devin Cook LB Malcolm Crockett RB Corey Davis RB Zenel Demhasaj OL Jason Frimpong DB Nicholas Grigsby LB Justin Jackson WR Ronald Jones WR Khaynin Mosely-Smith DL Darius Patton WR Jevonte Pitts DB Lafayette Pitts DB Artie Rowell OL Roderick Ryles DB LaQuentin Smith LB Steve Williams DB

Ht. 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-3 6-4 5-10 5-11 6-7 5-10 6-1 6-3 5-8 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-2

wt. 190 180 180

Hometown/Previous School Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington Smyrna, Tenn./Smyrna Dallas, Texas/Lincoln Elkridge, Md./DeMatha Catholic Beaver Falls, Pa./Beaver Falls Washington, D.C./Friendship Collegiate Acad. Gladewater, Texas/Gladewater Brooklyn, N.Y./New Utrecht H.S./Nassau C.C. Irving, Texas/MacArthur Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison Daphne, Ala./Daphne Fort Meade, Fla./Fort Meade Pittsburgh, Pa./Woodland Hills/Milford Acad. Poland, Ohio/Poland Seminary Pittsburgh, Pa./Woodland Hills Pittsburgh, Pa./Woodland Hills Dauphin, Pa./Central Dauphin Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips Savannah, Ga./Calvary Day School

Pittsburgh

230 180 180 320 180 210 185 165 170 175 180 275 185 225 200

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Rutgers

Player Pos. Ht. wt. Hometown/Previous School Johnathan Aiken DB 5-11 185 Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Chaminade Mike Bimonte QB 6-4 215 Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan Paul Canevari FB 5-11 220 Warwick, N.Y./Don Bosco Prep Charles Davis DB 5-11 180 Neptune, N.J./Neptune Anthony DiPaula P 6-1 215 Manalapan, N.J./St. John Vianney Quentin Gause LB 6-1 215 Rochester, N.Y./Bishop Kearney Kyle George DE 6-3 240 Willingboro, N.J./Willingboro Dallas Hendrikson C 6-2 295 St. Ansgar, Iowa/St. Ansgar/Iowa Western CC Savon Huggins RB 6-0 200 Jackson, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep Max Issaka DE 6-3 240 Port Reading, N.J./Woodbridge Myles Jackson DE 6-4 230 West Chester, Pa./West Chester Henderson Kaleb Johnson OL 6-4 290 Jacksonville, Fla./Edward H. White Tejay Johnson WR 6-2 180 Egg Harbor Twp., N.J./Egg Harbor Twp./Fork Union Kenneth Kirksey DL 6-1 280 Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland/Fork Union Tyler Kroft TE 6-6 225 Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East Keith Lumpkin OL 6-8 280 Montclair, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep Ben Martin RB 5-11 190 Galloway, N.J./Absegami Djwany Mera DE 6-4 255 Hollywood, Fla./South Broward/Hargrave Gary Nova QB 6-2 210 Elmwood Park, N.J./Don Bosco Prep Al Page DL 6-2 295 Bronx, N.Y./Christopher Columbus Miles Shuler WR 5-10 185 Neptune, N.J./Long Branch Kevin Snyder LB 6-3 220 Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley Daryl Stephenson DL 6-3 275 Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville Marquise Wright DL 6-3 275 Englewood, N.J./Paramus Catholic

USF

Player Pos. Matt Floyd QB Mike Juene LB Antoine Pozniak LB Darrell Williams OL Alex Mut WR Edsel Caprice LB Kenneth Durden DB Max Lang OL Ty Turner FB Ruben Gonzalez WR Thor Jozwiak OL Zack Bullock LB Clavion Nelson DL Brynjar Gudmundsson OL Willie Davis RB Elkino Watson DL David “Boo” Simon OL Marquis White OL Andre Davis WR Corian Hamilton LB C.J. Garye DB

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Ht. 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-4 5-9 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-1

wt. 191 215 210 245 185 195 162 268 245 194 290 206 230 285 195 291 285 310 197 224 210

Hometown/Previous School Milton, Fla./Milton Jacksonville, Fla./Independence CC Jersey City, NJ/ Oak Ridge Acad. Orlando, Fla./Evans Port Charlotte, Fla./Charlotte Cape Coral, Fla./Cape Coral Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes Orlando, Fla./Boone Griffin, Ga./Griffin Tampa, Fla./Robinson Eagle Lake, Fla./Lake Region Sebring, Fla./Sebring Hollywood, Fla./South Broward Wellington, Fla./Wellington Lithonia, Ga./Stephenson Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington Bay Minette, Ala./Baldwin Co. Orlando, Fla./Olympia/NC Tech Tampa, Fla./Jefferson Orlando, Fla./Olympia Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln

Syracuse

Player Pos. Louis Addazio TE Lou Alexander OL Adonis Ameen-Moore RB Ashton Broyld QB Eric Crume DL Kristofer Curtis OL Dyshawn Davis WR Ritchy Desir DB Siriki Diabate LB Durell Eskridge WR Jonathan Fisher P Kyle Foster WR Ivan Foy OL Jaston George DB Keenan Hale WR Terrell Hunt QB Jeremiah Kobena WR Cameron Lynch LB Shutang Mungwa DB Brandon Reddish DB Nick Robinson OL Sam Rogers LSN Donnie Simmons DL Ryan Sloan DL Tyree Smallwood RB Rob Trudo DE Oliver Vigille LB

West Virginia

Player Pos. K.J. Myers WR Jared Barber LB Dante Campbell WR Russell Haughton-James OL Nick Kwiatkoski S Isaiah Bruce LB Dustin Garrison RB Ben Bradley DL Kyle Rose DE Brandon Jackson OL Shaq Rowell DL Terrell Chestnut CB Cody Clay TE Shaq Petteway LB Marquis Lucas OL Justin Johnson OL Andrew Buie RB

Ht. 6-3 6-4 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-5 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-6 6-2 6-3 6-4 5-11 6-5 6-2

wt. 235 310 215 215 305 290 210 185 218 195 200 205 300 170 185 210 185 220 192 175 265 200 240 295 165 285 207

Hometown/Previous School Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz Palmdale, Calif./Highland Denver, Colo./Mullen Rochester, N.Y./Rush Henrietta Detroit, Mich./Detroit Central Fayetteville, Ga./Fayette County Woodbury, N.Y./Woodbury North Miami Beach, Fla./N. Miami Beach Bronx, N.Y./Lehman Miami, Fla./Miami Central Oakfield Alabama Central Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer Brooklyn, N.Y./Fort Hamilton Chesapeake, Va./Oscar F. Smith Conyers, Ga./McCallie School Rosedale, N.Y./Christ The King New York, N.Y./Cardinal Hayes Lawrenceville, Ga./Brookwood Oradell, N.J./Bergen Catholic Brooklyn, N.Y./Fort Hamilton Baldwinsville, N.Y./Charles W. Baker Mercersburg, Pa./Mercersburg Academy Hartsdale, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac Bellport, N.Y./Bellport New Windsor, N.Y./Cornwall Central Farrell, Pa./Farrell Miami, Fla./Miami Central

Ht. 6-2 6-1 6-5 6-6 6-2 6-2 5-8 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-4 5-9

wt. 185 215 205 280 215 215 165 275 240 320 308 177 250 200 310 288 191

Hometown/Previous School Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast Mocksville, N.C./Davie Clermont, Fla./East Ridge Plantation, Fla./American Heritage Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park Jacksonville, Fla./Providence Pearland, Texas/Pearland Norcross, Ga./Norcross Centerville, Ohio/Centerville Euclid, Ohio/St. Edward Maple Heights, Ohio/Iowa Western CC Pottstown, Pa./Pottsgrove Alum Creek, W.Va./George Washington Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Miami, Fla./Miami Central Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian


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2010 At A Glance Final Standings SCHooL Connecticut BCS West Virginia Pittsburgh Syracuse USF Louisville Cincinnati Rutgers

w-L 5-2 5-2 5-2 4-3 3-4 3-4 2-5 1-6

PCT .714 .714 .714 .571 .429 .429 .286 .143

BIG EAST PF PA 150 133 171 85 189 123 116 136 131 147 155 129 178 237 150 250

H 3-0 3-1 2-1 0-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-2

A 2-2 2-1 3-1 4-0 2-1 2-1 1-2 0-4

w-L 8-5 9-4 8-5 8-5 8-5 7-6 4-8 4-8

PCT .615 .692 .615 .615 .615 .538 .333 .333

PF 343 327 342 288 313 343 325 250

OVERALL PA H 286 6-0 176 6-1 247 4-2 251 2-4 260 4-3 252 3-4 336 3-4 318 3-4

A 2-4 3-2 3-3 5-1 3-2 3-2 1-4 1-4

n 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0

STreAK Lost 1 Lost 1 Won 2 Won 1 Won 1 Won 2 Lost 2 Lost 6

Final Associated Press Top 25: rv - West Virginia, Connecticut Final USA Today Top 25: rv - West Virginia, Connecticut Final Harris interactive Top 25: 21 - West Virginia; rv - Connecticut, USF

biG eAST bowl results

2010 Postseason Awards

beef ‘o’ brady’s bowl St. Petersburg • Dec. 21 Louisville 31, Southern Mississippi 28

OFFENSIVE PLAyER OF THE yEAR Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut

Louisville: Justin Burke, 20-of-32, 178 yards, 2 TDs; Bilal Powell, 18 att., 75 yards, 1 TD; Doug Beaumont, 7 rec., 57 yards; Brandon Heath, 11 tackles, 1 sack.

Champs Sports bowl • Dec. 28 north Carolina State 23, west Virginia 7

West Virginia: Geno Smith, 22-of-39, 196 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 12 att., 59 yards; Jock Sanders, 5 rec., 58 yards; J.T. Thomas, 10 tackles; Bruce Irvin, 2 sacks.

new era Pinstripe bowl • Dec. 30 Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34

Syracuse: Delone Carter, 27 att., 198 yards, 2 TDs; Ryan Nassib, 13-of-21, 239 yards, 3 TDs; Marcus Sales, 5 rec., 172 yards, 3 TDs; Derrell Smith, 11 tackles.

ROOKIE OF THE yEAR Hakeem Smith, SS, Louisville DEFENSIVE PLAyERS OF THE yEAR Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh SPECIAL TEAMS PLAyER OF THE yEAR Lindsey Lamar, WR, USF COACH OF THE yEAR Randy Edsall, Connecticut Charlie Strong, Louisville BIG EAST SCHoLAr-ATHLeTe oF THe YeAr John Goebel, RB, Cincinnati

Meineke Car Care bowl • Dec. 31 USF 31, Clemson 26

USF: B.J. Daniels, 20-of-27, 189 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT; Moise Plancher, 14 att., 50 yards, 1 TD; Lindsey Lamar, 5 rec., 40 yards; Quenton Washington, 1 INT, 45 yards; 1 blocked kick.

Tostitos Fiesta bowl • Jan. 1 oklahoma 48, Connecticut 20

Connecticut: Jordan Todman, 32 att., 121 yards; Zach Frazer, 19-of-39, 223 yards, 2 INT; Kashif Moore, 4 rec., 62 yards; Scott Lutrus, 11 tackles.

bbVA Compass bowl • Jan. 8 Pittsburgh 27, Kentucky 10

Pittsburgh: Dion Lewis, 22 att., 105 yards, 1 TD; Tino Sunseri, 9-of-19, 96 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; Dom DeCicco, 9 tackles, 1 FF; Dan Hutchins, 2-2 FG, 2-2 PAT; 39.3 punting average.

Jordan Todman, Connecticut

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2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW ALL-biG eAST ConFerenCe FirST TeAM OFFENSE Pos. Player WR Armon Binns WR Jon Baldwin OT Mike Ryan OT Jason Pinkston OG Zach Hurd * OG Mark Wetterer * C Sampson Genus TE Cameron Graham QB Zach Collaros * RB Jordan Todman * RB Bilal Powell K Dave Teggart RS Lindsey Lamar

School Cincinnati Pittsburgh Connecticut Pittsburgh Connecticut Louisville USF Louisville Cincinnati Connecticut Louisville Connecticut USF

Cl. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So.

Ht. 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-7 6-5 6-1 6-4 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-0 5-9

wt. 210 230 332 305 323 306 314 242 216 190 204 209 160

Hometown/High School Pasadena, Calif./Pasadena Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa Tamaqua, Pa./Marian Catholic Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin Waterford, Conn./Waterford Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson Lake City, Fla./Columbia Inglewood, Calif./Inglewood Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville North Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson Northborough, Mass./Algonqun Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough

DEFENSE Pos. Player DL Kendall Reyes DL Jabaal Sheard * DL Terrell McClain DL Chris Neild LB Lawrence Wilson LB Doug Hogue LB J.T. Thomas CB Johnny Patrick CB Keith Tandy S Dom DeCicco S Robert Sands P Dan Hutchins

School Connecticut Pittsburgh USF West Virginia Connecticut Syracuse West Virginia Louisville West Virginia Pittsburgh West Virginia Pittsburgh

Cl. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Ht. 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-4 6-5 5-11

wt. 287 260 302 301 217 226 225 186 198 230 221 195

Hometown/High School Nashua, N.H./Nashua North Hollywood Hills, Fla./Hollywood Hills Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg Tuscaloosa, Ala./Paul W. Bryant Yonkers, N.Y./Roosevelt Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Ely Deland, Fla./Deland Hopkinsville, Ky./Christian County Jefferson Hills, Pa./Thomas Jefferson Carol City, Fla./Miami-Carol City Williamsport, Pa./Loyalsock Township

* unanimous selection

Zach Collaros, Cincinnati

Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh

ALL-biG eAST ConFerenCe SeConD TeAM OFFENSE Pos. Player WR D.J. Woods WR Dontavia Bogan WR Tavon Austin WR Jock Sanders OT Justin Pugh OT Don Barclay OL Jason Kelce OL Byron Stingily OL Jacob Sims C Moe Petrus TE Ben Guidugli QB Geno Smith RB Isaiah Pead RB Delone Carter K Ross Krautman RS Nick Williams

School Cincinnati USF West Virginia West Virginia Syracuse West Virginia Cincinnati Louisville USF Connecticut Cincinnati West Virginia Cincinnati Syracuse Syracuse Connecticut

Cl. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. So.

DEFENSE Pos. Player DL Brandon Lindsey DL Chandler Jones DL Scooter Berry DL Bruce Irvin LB JK Schaffer LB Jacquain Williams LB Derrell Smith CB Mistral Raymond CB Brandon Hogan S Hakeem Smith S Jared Holley S Joe Lefeged P Rob Long

School Pittsburgh Syracuse West Virginia West Virginia Cincinnati USF Syracuse USF West Virginia Louisville Pittsburgh Rutgers Syracuse

Cl. Ht. wt. Jr. 6-2 250 Jr. 6-5 251 Sr. 6-1 287 Jr. 6-3 235 Jr. 6-1 228 Sr. 6-3 216 Sr. 6-1 232 Sr. 6-2 192 Sr. 5-10 189 RFr. 6-1 174 So. 5-10 180 Sr. 6-1 205 Sr. 6-3 190

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Ht. 6-0 6-1 5-9 5-7 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-1 6-3 5-11 5-10 5-7 5-9

wt. 172 188 173 179 287 304 283 300 290 292 240 210 194 215 154 182

Hometown/High School Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville Thomasville, Ga./Central County Baltimore, Md./Dunbar St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg Catholic Holland, Pa./Council Rock South Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights Country Club Hills, Ill./Joliet CC Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park St. Laurent, Que./Vanier Prep Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands Miami, Fla./Miramar Columbus, Ohio/Eastmoor Academy Copley, Ohio/Copley Senior Franklin Lakes, N.J./Ramapo East Windsor, N.J./The Hun School Hometown/High School Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa Endicott, N.Y./Union-Endicott North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon Walnut, Calif./Mt. San Antonio CC Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle Tampa, Fla./Riverview New Castle, Del./Paul Hodgson Palmetto, Fla./Palmetto Manassas, Va./Osbourn Jonesboro, Ga./Riverdale Easton, Pa./Easton Area Germantown, Md./Northwest Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West

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BCS Standings Final Standings

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Auburn Oregon TCU Stanford Wisconsin Ohio State Oklahoma Arkansas Michigan State Boise State Louisiana State Missouri Virginia Tech Oklahoma State Nevada Alabama Texas A&M Nebraska Utah South Carolina Mississippi State west Virginia Florida State Hawaii Central Florida

Harris interactive rank Pts Pct. 1 2809 .9856 2 2773 .9730 3 2613 .9168 5 2421 .8495 4 2443 .8572 6 2293 .8046 9 1926 .6758 8 1992 .6989 7 2104 .7382 10 1800 .6316 11 1625 .5702 13 1368 .4800 12 1623 .5695 15 1232 .4323 14 1302 .4568 16 1155 .4053 18 1077 .3779 17 1136 .3986 19 685 .2404 20 631 .2214 22 500 .1754 21 519 .1821 23 274 .0961 24 191 .0670 25 190 .0667

rank 2 1 3 5 4 6 8 8 7 10 12 14 11 13 15 18 17 16 19 20 22 21 23 25 24

USA Today Pts Pct 1437 .9742 1450 .9831 1348 .9139 1239 .8400 1276 .8651 1200 .8136 1008 .6834 1008 .6834 1104 .7485 914 .6197 826 .5600 712 .4827 900 .6102 718 .4868 640 .4339 521 .3532 542 .3675 607 .4115 375 .2542 345 .2339 255 .1729 261 .1769 156 .1058 98 .0664 143 .0969

A&H 1 2 3 8 5 6 4 9 7 13 11 10 18 12 17 15 14 16 20 19 22 24 21 23

b 1 2 3 7 4 6 11 8 12 5 9 18 16 13 14 10 19 17 15 20 21 22 24

Computer rankings CM M S w Pct. rank 1 1 1 1 1.0000 1 2 2 2 2 .9600 2 4 4 7 3 .9000 3 5 5 4 5 .8200 5 12 10 12 8 .6900 8 7 13 16 10 .6800 9 3 6 5 6 .8300 4 11 3 3 4 .8000 6 8 15 14 11 .5900 11 9 14 15 9 .5900 11 10 7 6 7 .7100 7 6 11 9 12 .6200 10 16 21 20 17 .3300 18 13 9 11 15 .5500 13 15 17 18 14 .4100 16 17 12 8 13 .5400 14 14 8 10 16 .5000 15 18 16 13 18 .3700 17 19 19 21 19 .2700 19 20 18 17 20 .2700 19 25 20 19 21 .2000 21 23 24 .0400 24 21 24 24 23 .1400 22 22 25 22 .1000 23 .0000 28

bCS Avg .9866 .9720 .9102 .8365 .8041 .7660 .7297 .7274 .6922 .6137 .6134 .5276 .5032 .4897 .4336 .4328 .4151 .3934 .2549 .2418 .1828 .1330 .1140 .0778 .0545

PoLL eXPLAnATion & AboUT THe bCS: To derive a team’s poll percentages in the Harris Interactive and USA Today polls, each team’s point total is divided by a maximum 2850 possible points in the Harris Interactive Poll and 1475 possible points in the USA Today Poll. Teams are assigned a point total for each of their respective computer poll rankings to determine the overall computer component. The highest and lowest ranking for each team is dropped, and the sum total of the remaining four rankings is divided by 100 (the maximum possible points). This figure produces a Computer Rankings Percentage. The six computer ranking providers are Anderson & Hester (A&H), Richard Billingsley (B), Colley Matrix (CM), Kenneth Massey (M), Jeff Sagarin (S) and Peter Wolfe (W). Each computer ranking accounts for schedule strength within its formula. The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the Harris Interactive and USA Today Polls, and Computer rankings. The highest BCS Average receives the No. 1 ranking, the second highest receives No. 2, and so forth. The BCS is a five-game arrangement for post-season college football that is managed by the 11 Bowl Subdivision conferences and Notre Dame. Its purpose is to match the two top-ranked teams in the final BCS standings in a national championship game and to create competitive match-ups in the four other BCS bowl games. For more information, visit www.bcsfootball.org. The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the Dec. 6 BCS standings will play in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game Jan. 10, 2011 in Glendale, Ariz. The winner of the game will be presented the American Football Coaches Association National Championship Trophy.

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Milestones Record Book Update

Top Performances

A look at where 2010 BIG EAST players finished among the conference’s all-time leaders.

A number of active BIG EAST Conference players have surpassed the 100-yard rushing, 100-yard receiving and 300-yard passing marks in a game. Below is a breakdown of the 2010 players who have surpassed these marks (includes bowl games) both for their careers and in 2010.

Most Yards rushing (Career) Avon Cobourne, West Virginia Ray Rice, Rutgers Pat White, West Virginia NOEL DEVINE, West Virginia Steve Slaton, West Virginia Amos Zereoue, West Virginia Donald Brown, Connecticut Derrick Knight, Boston College Mike Cloud, Boston College Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech Walter Reyes, Syracuse

5,039 4,926 4,480 4,317 3,923 3,907 3,800 3,725 3,597 3,475 3,424

1999-2002 2005-07 2005-08 2007-10 2005-07 1996-98 2006-08 2000-03 1995-98 2001-03 2001-04

Most Kickoff return Yards (Career) Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati Will Blackmon, Boston College Terrell Willis, Rutgers Hank Poteat, Pittsburgh Nate Jones, Rutgers MAX SUTER, Syracuse Jim Turner, Syracuse Lowell Robinson, Pittsburgh Shawn Terry, West Virginia DONTAVIA BOGAN, USF

2,664 2,314 2,063 1,917 1,902 1,900 1,688 1,665 1,656 1,598

2005, 2007-09 2002-04 1993-95 1996-99 2000-03 2007-10 1994-97 2006-07 1998-2001 2007-10

Most Points Scored by Kicking (Career) Jeremy Ito, Rutgers 400 Pat McAfee, West Virginia 384 Shayne Graham, Virginia Tech 371 JACOB ROGERS, Cincinnati 339 Nate Trout, Syracuse 334

2004-07 2005-08 1996-99 2007-10 1996-99

Most Yards Punting Brendan Carney, Syracuse ROB LONG, Syracuse

2003-06 2007-10

11,534 11,415

Most receptions (Season) Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati Kenny Britt, Rutgers Dominick Goodman, Cincinnati Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati Tres Moses, Rutgers JON BALDWIN, Pittsburgh ARMON BINNS, Cincinnati Latef Grimm, Pittsburgh

92 87 87 84 81 81 79 75 75

2003 2009 2008 2008 2008 2004 2009 2010 1999

Most Field Goals (Season) DAVE TEGGART, Connecticut DAN HUTCHINS, Pittsburgh Sandro Sciortino, Boston College Jeremy Ito, Rutgers

25 23 23 23

2010 2009 2002 2007

best Field Goal Percentage (Season) ROSS KRAUTMAN, Syracuse 94.7 Dane Prewitt, Miami 92.9 Chris Ferencik, Pittsburgh 92.3

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2010 1994 1995

100-YArD rUSHinG GAMeS Player, School, year Noel Devine, West Virginia, Sr. Jordan Todman, Connecticut, Jr. Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh, So. Delone Carter, Syracuse, Sr. Bilal Powell, Louisville, Sr. Victor Anderson, Louisville, Jr. Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati, Jr. Joe Martinek, Rutgers, Jr. B.J. Daniels, USF, So. Ray Graham, Pittsburgh, So. Moise Plancher, USF, Sr. Jourdan Brooks, Rutgers, Jr. Robbie Frey, Connecticut, Jr. Demetris Murray, USF, So. Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers, So. Darrin Williams, Cincinnati, So. Jeremy Deering, Rutgers, Fr. Zach Collaros, Cincinnati, Jr. Darius Ashley, Louisville, So. DeAntwan Williams, Rutgers, So. Kordell Young, Rutgers, Sr. Aston Samuels, USF, Sr. Antwon Bailey, Syracuse, Jr. Doug Hogue, Syracuse, Sr. 100-YArD reCeiVinG GAMeS Player, School, year Jon Baldwin, Pittsburgh, Jr. Armon Binns, Cincinnati, Sr. D.J. Woods, Cincinnati, Jr. Marcus Barnett, Cincinnati, Sr. Doug Beaumont, Louisville, Sr. Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers, So. Michael Smith, Connecticut, Jr. Mark Harrison, Rutgers, So. Tavon Austin, West Virginia, So. Alec Lemon, Syracuse, So. Van Chew, Syracuse, Jr. Jeremy Deering, Rutgers, Fr. Brad Starks, West Virginia, Jr. Josh Bellamy, Louisville, Jr. Ben Guidugli, Cincinnati, Sr. A.J. Love, USF, Sr. Jock Sanders, West Virginia, Sr. 300-YArD PASSinG GAMeS Player, School, year Zach Collaros, Cincinnati, Jr. Chas Dodd, Rutgers, Fr. Geno Smith, West Virginia, So. Adam Froman, Louisville, Sr. Tino Sunseri, Pittsburgh, So. Marcus Sales, Syracuse, Jr. Cody Endres, Connecticut, Jr. Zach Frazer, Connecticut, Sr. B.J. Daniels, USF, So.

2010 4 10 4 5 7 1 4 1 1 3 2 2 2 1 1 1

2010 3 6 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

Career 19 15 14 11 8 7 5 5 5 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Career 11 9 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

2010 4 2 2 1 1 1

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2010 in review BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAyER OF THE WEEK Sept. 6 Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse Sept. 13 Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia Sept. 20 Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia Sept. 27 Delone Carter, RB, Syracuse Oct. 4 Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh Oct. 11 Chas Dodd, QB, Rutgers Oct. 18 Armon Binns, WR, Cincinnati Oct. 25 B.J. Daniels, QB, USF Nov. 1 Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut Nov. 8 Jeremy Wright, RB, Louisville Nov. 15 Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia Nov. 22 Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati Nov. 29 Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut Dec. 6 Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh

record Against The Conferences

BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAyER OF THE WEEK Sept. 6 Mike Holmes, CB, Syracuse Sept. 13 Joe Lefeged, SS, Rutgers Sept. 20 Bruce Irvin, DE, West Virginia Sept. 27 Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut Oct. 4 Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut Oct. 11 Max Suter, S, Syracuse Oct. 18 Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia Oct. 25 Doug Hogue, LB, Syracuse Nov. 1 Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut Nov. 8 Jacquian Williams, LB, USF Nov. 15 Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut Nov. 22 Brandon Mills, LB, Cincnnati Nov. 29 Brandon Hogan, CB, West Virginia Dec. 6 J.T. Thomas, LB, West Virginia

biG Ten (0-1) Michigan 30, Connecticut 10 (9/4)

BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAyER OF THE WEEK Sept. 6 Brandon Bing, CB, Rutgers Sept. 13 Joe Lefeged, SS, Rutgers Sept. 20 Mike Holmes, CB, Syracuse Sept. 27 Terrence Mitchell, DB, USF Oct. 4 Dan Hutchins, K/P, Pittsburgh Oct. 11 San San Te, K, Rutgers Oct. 18 Dan Hutchins, K/P, Pittsburgh Oct. 25 Chris Philpott, K, Louisville Nov. 1 Dave Teggart, K, Connecticut Nov. 8 Maikon Bonani, K, USF Nov. 15 Ross Krautman, K, Syracuse Nov. 22 Gregg Pugnetti, P, West Virginia Nov. 29 Justin Brockhaus-Kahn, P, USF Dec. 6 Dave Teggart, K, Connecticut

MiD-AMeriCAn (3-1) Syracuse 29, Akron 3 (9/4) Temple 30, Connecticut 16 (9/18) Connecticut 45, Buffalo 21 (9/25) Cincinnati 45, Miami (Ohio) 3 (10/9)

ACTIVE CAREER WEEKLy AWARD WINNERS 4 — Dave Teggart (K, Connecticut); Jake Rogers (Cincinnati, K/P); Noel Devine (West Virginia, RB)

Year-by-Year Champions

3 — Jordan Todman (Connecticut, RB); Joe Lefeged (Rutgers, LB); Dan Hutchins (Pittsburgh, K/P) 2 – Scott Lutrus (Connecticut, LB); Sio Moore (Connecticut, LB); Lawrence Wilson (Connecticut, LB); Dion Lewis (Pittsburgh, RB); Teddy Dellaganna (Rutgers, P); Maikon Bonani (USF, K); B.J. Daniels (USF, QB); Doug Hogue (Syracuse, LB); Mike Holmes (Syracuse, CB); Max Suter (Syracuse, S); Tyler Bitancurt (West Virginia, K); Geno Smith (West Virginia, QB) 1 – Armon Binns (Cincinnati, WR); Zach Collaros (Cincinnati, QB); Brandon Mills (Cincinnati, LB); Isaiah Pead (Cincinnati, RB); Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Connecticut, CB); Victor Anderson (Louisville, RB); Johnny Patrick (Louisville, CB); Chris Philpott (Louisville, K); Jeremy Wright (Louisville, RB); Jon Baldwin (Pittsburgh, WR); Dom DeCicco (Pittsburgh, S); Ray Graham (Pittsburgh, RB); Dan Mason (Pittsburgh, LB); Brandon Bing (Rutgers, CB); Chas Dodd (Rutgers, QB); San San Te (Rutgers, K); Kordell Young (Rutgers, RB); Dontavia Bogan (USF, WR); Justin Brockhaus-Kahn (USF, P); Terrence Mitchell (USF, DB); Jacquian Williams (USF, LB); Delone Carter (Syracuse, RB); Ross Krautman (Syracuse, K); Ryan Lichtenstein (Syracuse, K); Ryan Nassib (Syracuse, QB); Tavon Austin (West Virginia, KR); Brandon Hogan (West Virginia, CB); Bruce Irvin (West Virginia, DE); Julian Miller (West Virginia, DE); Gregg Pugnetti (West Virginia, P); Robert Sands (West Virginia, S); Keith Tandy (West Virginia, CB); J.T. Thomas (West Virginia, LB)

ATLAnTiC CoAST (3-5) North Carolina State 30, Cincinnati 19 (9/16) West Virginia 31, Maryland 17 (9/18) Miami (Fla.) 31, Pittsburgh 3 North Carolina 17 Rutgers 13 (9/25) USF 23, Miami (Fla.) 20 (2ot) (11/27) Boston College 16, Syracuse 7 (11/27) North Carolina State 23, West Virginia 7(12/28) USF 31, Clemson 26 (12/31) biG 12 (1-2) Oklahoma 31, Cincinnati 29 (9/25) Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34 (12/30) Oklahoma 48, Connecticut 20 (1/1)

biG SoUTH (2-0) West Virginia 31, Coastal Carolina 0 (9/4) USF 59, Stony Brook 14 (9/4) CoLoniAL ATHLeTiC (2-0) Pittsburgh 38, New Hampshire 16 (9/11) Syracuse 38, Maine 14 (9/18) ConFerenCe USA (3-1) West Virginia 24, Marshall 21 (ot) (9/10) Tulane 17, Rutgers 14 (10/2) Louisville 56, Memphis 0 (10/9) Louisville 31, Southern Mississippi 28 (12/21)

MiD-eASTern ATHLeTiC (1-0) Rutgers 31, Norfolk State 0 (9/2) MiSSoUri VALLeY (1-0) Cincinnati 40, Indiana State 7 (9/11)

Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

MoUnTAin weST (1-1) Utah 27, Pittsburgh 24 (ot) (9/2) West Virginia 49, UNLV 10 (10/9) HIO VALLEy (1-0) Louisville 23, Eastern Kentucky 13 (9/11) PAC-10 (0-2) Washington 41, Syracuse 20 (9/11) Oregon State 35, Louisville 28 (9/18) PATrioT (1-0) Syracuse 42, Colgate 7 (9/25) SoUTHeASTern (2-3) Kentucky 23, Louisville 16 (9/4) Florida 38, USF 14 (9/11) Louisiana State 20, West Virginia 14 (9/25) Connecticut 40, Vanderbilt 21 (10/2) Pittsburgh 27, Kentucky 10 (1/8) SoUTHweST ATHLeTiC (1-0) Connecticut 62, Texas Southern 3 (9/11) SUn beLT (5-0) Rutgers 19, Florida International 14 (9/11) USF 24, Western Kentucky 12 (9/25) Louisville 34, Arkansas State 24 (10/2) Pittsburgh 44, Florida International 17 (10/2) USF 31, Florida Atlantic 3 (10/2) weSTern ATHLeTiC (0-1) Fresno State 28, Cincinnati 14 (9/4) inDePenDenTS (1-1) Notre Dame 23, Pittsburgh 17 (10/9) Rutgers 23, Army 20 (ot) (10/16) Total nonconference records All Games ........................................................28-18 FBS Opponents ...............................................19-18 BCS Automatic Qualifiers ..................................6-14 FCS Opponents ...................................................9-0 AP Top 25 ............................................................0-6 USA Today Top 25 ...............................................0-6 Bowl Games ........................................................4-2

Champion .......................... BIG EAST ..................OVERALL ........................... HEAD COACH Miami # .................................... 2-0.............................12-0 ..............................Dennis Erickson Miami ....................................... 4-0 ............................11-1 ..............................Dennis Erickson West Virginia ............................ 7-0 ............................11-1 ....................................Don Nehlen Miami ....................................... 7-0.............................10-2 ..............................Dennis Erickson Virginia Tech ............................ 6-1 ............................10-2 .................................Frank Beamer Virginia Tech ............................ 6-1 ............................10-2 ................................Frank Beamer Miami ....................................... 6-1 .............................9-3 .................................... Butch Davis Syracuse ................................... 6-1..............................9-3 ..............................Paul Pasqualoni Syracuse ................................... 6-1 .............................9-3 ..............................Paul Pasqualoni Syracuse ................................... 6-1 .............................8-3 ..............................Paul Pasqualoni Virginia Tech ............................ 7-0 ............................11-1 .................................Frank Beamer Miami ....................................... 7-0 ............................10-1 ................................... Butch Davis Miami # .................................... 7-0 ............................12-0 ....................................Larry Coker Miami ....................................... 7-0 ............................12-1 ....................................Larry Coker Miami *..................................... 6-1 ............................11-2 .....................................Larry Coker West Virginia ............................ 6-1 .............................8-5 ............................... Rich Rodriguez Pittsburgh * .............................. 4-2 .............................8-4 ..................................... Walt Harris Boston College ......................... 4-2 .............................9-3 ................................... Tom O’Brien West Virginia ............................ 4-2 .............................8-4 ............................... Rich Rodriguez Syracuse ................................... 4-2 .............................6-6 ..............................Paul Pasqualoni West Virginia ............................ 7-0 ............................11-1 .............................. Rich Rodriguez Louisville ................................... 6-1.............................12-1 ................................ Bobby Petrino West Virginia *.......................... 5-2.............................11-2 ............................... Rich Rodriguez Connecticut .............................. 5-2..............................9-4 ....................................Randy Edsall Cincinnati.................................. 6-1.............................11-3 ...................................... Brian Kelly Cincinnati.................................. 7-0.............................12-1 ...................................... Brian Kelly Connecticut *............................ 5-2..............................8-4 ....................................Randy Edsall West Virginia............................. 5-2..............................9-3 ......................................Bill Stewart Pittsburgh ................................. 5-2..............................7-5 ............................. Dave Wannstedt

# - National Champion ......................................* – Earned BIG EAST’s automatic BCS bid.

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NCAA Leaders INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing ............................................ yPG 2. Jordan Todman, UConn......... 143.09 10. Bilal Powell, Lou .................... 120.91 t30. Isaiah Pead, Cin ....................... 93.55 38. Dion Lewis, Pitt ....................... 86.91 40. Delone Carter, Syr ................... 86.25

Forced Fumbles .........................FF/Game t5. Joe Lefeged, RU......................... 0.33 t5. Khaseem Greene, RU ................ 0.33 t5. Jabaal Sheard, Pitt..................... 0.33 t32. Brandon Lindsey, Pitt ................ 0.25 t32. Derrell Smith, Syr ...................... 0.25 t32. Chandler Jones, Syr ................... 0.25

Completions Per Game ..................... CPG t37. Zach Collaros, Cin .................... 18.75 40. Geno Smith, WVU ................... 18.25 45. Tino Sunseri, Pitt ..................... 17.83

Fumbles recoverd .................... Fr/Game t3. Steve Beauharnais, RU .............. 0.33 t6. Wesley Richardson, Cin............. 0.27 t11. Antonio Lowery, RU .................. 0.25 t11. Jonathan Freeny, RU ................. 0.25 t11. Derell Smith, SU ........................ 0.25 t44. Greg Scruggs, Lou ..................... 0.18

Passing Yards Per Game .................... yPG 26. Zach Collaros, Cin .................. 241.83 49. Geno Smith, WVU ................. 213.92 Total Passing yards........................... Pyds 25. Zach Collaros, Cin ..................... 2902 44. Geno Smith, WVU .................... 2567 Passing efficiency...........................rating 22. Geno Smith, WVU ................. 149.71 36. Tino Sunseri, Pitt ................... 139.29 40. Zach Collaros, Cin .................. 137.49 receptions Per Game ....................... RPG t20. Armon Binns, Cin ...................... 6.25 t41. Jock Sanders, WVU ................... 5.33 receiving Yards Per Game................. yPG 14. Armon Binns, Cin .................... 91.75 37. D.J. Woods, Cin ....................... 74.83 47. Mark Harrison, RU .................. 69.08 Total Receiving yards .................... Recyds 14. Armon Binns, Cin ..................... 1101 37. D.J. Woods, Cin .......................... 898 46. Mark Harrison, RU ..................... 829 All-Purpose running ......................... yPG 14. Jordan Todman, UConn......... 156.36 15. D.J. Woods, Cin ..................... 154.92 31. Ray Graham, Pitt ................... 135.45 32. Bilal Powell, Lou .................... 134.36 Total offense .................................... yPG 30. Zach Collaros, Cin .................. 258.67 Scoring ............................................. PPG t23. Dave Teggart, UConn ................ 8.58 Points Responsible For...................... PPG t20. Zach Collaros, Cin .................... 15.00 t44. Geno Smith, WVU ................... 11.83 Tackles ..............................................TPG t26. Lawrence Wilson, UConn .......... 9.58 t34. Jk Schaffer, Cin .......................... 9.25 t40. Antonio Lowery, RU .................. 9.00 Solo Tackles .....................................STPG t19. Derrell Smith, Syr ...................... 5.58 t19. Jk Schaffer, Cin .......................... 5.58 t19. Sio Moore, UConn..................... 5.58 t33. Lawrence Wilson, UConn .......... 5.33 36. Dom DeCicco, Pitt ..................... 5.27 Tackles for Loss ........................TFL/Game t19. Brandon Lindsey, Pitt ................ 1.33 t34. Jabaal Sheard, Pitt..................... 1.21 t34. Alex Silvestro, RU ...................... 1.21 Sacks ..............................................SPG t3. Bruce Irvin, WVU ...................... 1.00 t12. Brandon Lindsey, Pitt ................ 0.83 20. Jesse Joseph, UConn ................. 0.77 t21. Jabaal Sheard, Pitt..................... 0.75 t25. Rodney Gnat, Lou ..................... 0.71 t32. Julian Miller, WVU..................... 0.67 Passes Defemded .....................PD/Game t43. Johnny Patrick, Lou ................... 0.92 interceptions ............................int/Game t5. Keith Tandy, WVU ..................... 0.50 t11. Dom DeCicco, Pitt ..................... 0.45 t15. Jarred Holley, Pitt ...................... 0.42 t15. Johnny Patrick, Lou ................... 0.42 t33. Jerome Junior, UConn ............... 0.33 t33. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, UConn ........ 0.33

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Punting.............................................. Avg 26. Rob Long, Syr .......................... 43.84 46. Patrick O’Donnell, Cin ............. 41.88 47. Teddy Dellaganna, RU ............. 41.87 50. Gregg Pugnetti, WVU .............. 41.75 Punt Returns ..................................... Avg 9. Doug Beaumont, Lou .............. 15.31 24. Cameron Saddler, Pitt ............. 10.71 25. Mike Holmes, Syr .................... 10.59 27. Terrence Mitchell, USF ............ 10.21 36. Taylor Mack, UConn .................. 8.40 45. D.J. Woods, Cin ......................... 7.68 49. Mason Robinson, RU................. 7.32 Kickoff returns .................................. Avg 4. Vic Anderson, Lou ................... 30.75 13. Lindsey Lamar, USF ................. 28.07 23. Jeremy Wright, Lou ................. 27.31 34. Robbie Frey, UConn ................ 26.08 42. Joe Lefeged, RU....................... 24.95 Field Goals................................FG/Game t4. Dave Teggart, UConn ................ 1.92 t19. Ross Krautman, Syr ................... 1.42 t26 Dan Hutchins, Pitt ..................... 1.33 t26. Maikon Bonani, USF .................. 1.33 t49. San San Te, RU .......................... 1.17 TEAM LEADERS rushing offense ............................... yPG 30. Louisville ............................... 180.50 31. Connecticut........................... 179.92 49. West Virginia ......................... 162.17 54. Pittsburgh ............................. 157.75 57. Cincinnati .............................. 156.67 70. USF ........................................ 149.42 88. Syracuse ................................ 130.25 110. Rutgers .................................. 100.92 Passing offense ................................ yPG 27. Cincinnati .............................. 260.67 66. West Virginia ......................... 214.42 70. Pittsburgh ............................. 210.00 78. Louisville ............................... 195.33 79. Rutgers .................................. 194.00 92. Syracuse ................................ 178.00 101. USF ........................................ 162.50 112. Connecticut........................... 145.08 Total offense .................................... yPG 32. Cincinnati .............................. 417.33 64. West Virginia ......................... 376.58 65. Louisville ............................... 375.83 73. Pittsburgh ............................. 367.75 96. Connecticut........................... 325.00 103. USF ........................................ 311.92 106. Syracuse ................................ 308.25 114. Rutgers .................................. 294.92

Scoring offense ................................. Avg t58. Cincinnati ................................ 27.08 t62. Connecticut............................. 26.92 65. West Virginia ........................... 26.67 69. Pittsburgh ............................... 26.25 71. Louisville ................................. 26.00 88. USF .......................................... 23.50 99. Syracuse .................................. 21.00 t100. Rutgers .................................... 20.83

Fumbles recovered ......................... Total t9. Rutgers ......................................... 14 t43. Connecticut.................................. 10 t43. West Virginia ................................ 10 t58. Louisville ........................................ 9 t71. Pittsburgh ...................................... 8 t71. Syracuse ......................................... 8 t86. Cincinnati ....................................... 7 t106. USF ................................................. 5

rushing Defense ............................... yPG 2. West Virginia ........................... 85.08 18. Pittsburgh ............................. 121.33 33. USF ........................................ 131.92 37. Cincinnati .............................. 135.42 42. Syracuse ................................ 137.42 51. Louisville ............................... 142.17 57. Connecticut........................... 147.25 67. Rutgers .................................. 156.42

interceptions ................................... Total t5. Connecticut.................................. 19 t43. Pittsburgh .................................... 13 t43. USF ............................................... 13 t50. West Virginia ................................ 12 t83. Syracuse ......................................... 9 t83. Louisville ........................................ 9 t97. Rutgers ........................................... 8 t97. Cincinnati ....................................... 8

Pass Defense .................................... yPG 6. Syracuse ................................ 157.58 9. Louisville ............................... 162.50 11. West Virginia ......................... 166.25 17. Pittsburgh ............................. 182.92 t21. USF ........................................ 187.83 t42. Connecticut........................... 206.42 62. Rutgers .................................. 217.75 88. Cincinnati .............................. 234.00

Turnovers Gained ............................ Total t12. Connecticut.................................. 29 t47. Rutgers ......................................... 22 t47. West Virginia ................................ 22 t57. Pittsburgh .................................... 21 t79. USF ............................................... 18 t79. Louisville ...................................... 18 t92. Syracuse ....................................... 17 t111. Cincinnati ..................................... 14

Pass efficiency Defense ..................rating 11. West Virginia ......................... 108.24 12. Syracuse ................................ 108.97 16. Connecticut........................... 111.42 28. Pittsburgh ............................. 114.77 29. Louisville ............................... 115.07 36. USF ........................................ 118.54 97. Rutgers .................................. 140.82 106. Cincinnati .............................. 146.62

Turnovers Lost ................................. Total t12. Louisville ...................................... 15 t12. Rutgers ......................................... 15 t24. Connecticut.................................. 17 t48. USF ............................................... 20 t54. Pittsburgh .................................... 21 t54. Syracuse ....................................... 21 t73. West Virginia ................................ 23 t109. Cincinnati ..................................... 29

Total Defense.................................... yPG 3. West Virginia ......................... 251.33 5. Syracuse ................................ 295.00 11. Pittsburgh ............................. 304.25 12. Louisville ............................... 304.67 21. USF ........................................ 319.75 48. Connecticut........................... 353.67 61. Cincinnati .............................. 369.42 63. Rutgers .................................. 374.17

Tackles For Loss ........................Per Game t20. Connecticut............................... 6.83 t20. West Virginia ............................. 6.83 t27. Louisville ................................... 6.75 t33. USF ............................................ 6.58 t37. Cincinnati .................................. 6.42 t41. Rutgers ...................................... 6.33 t67. Syracuse .................................... 5.58 t75. Pittsburgh ................................. 5.42

Scoring Defense ................................ PPG 2. West Virginia ........................... 12.75 13. Syracuse .................................. 18.08 15. Louisville ................................. 18.67 t19. USF .......................................... 19.50 22. Pittsburgh ............................... 19.75 t23. Connecticut............................. 19.83 62. Rutgers .................................... 26.50 70. Cincinnati ................................ 28.00

Sacks Per Game 3. West Virginia ............................. 3.33 5. Louisville ................................... 3.17 t24. Pittsburgh ................................. 2.50 t34. USF ............................................ 2.33 t34. Connecticut............................... 2.33 t40. Cincinnati .................................. 2.25 t47. Syracuse .................................... 2.17 t94. Rutgers ...................................... 1.42

net Punting .................................Net Avg 6. Pittsburgh ............................... 40.30 15. Syracuse .................................. 38.89 40. West Virginia ........................... 37.37 41. Cincinnati ................................ 37.29 45. Louisville ................................. 37.08 82. Rutgers .................................... 35.21 91. Connecticut............................. 34.75 95. USF .......................................... 34.42

Sacks Allowed ..........................Per Game t14. Connecticut............................... 1.00 t30. Louisville ................................... 1.42 t60. Pittsburgh ................................. 1.92 t68. USF ............................................ 2.00 t74. West Virginia ............................. 2.08 t93. Syracuse .................................... 2.58 t99. Cincinnati .................................. 2.75 120. Rutgers ...................................... 5.08

Punt Returns ..................................... Avg 19. Louisville ................................. 12.55 24. Pittsburgh ............................... 11.81 30. USF .......................................... 10.96 40. Syracuse .................................... 9.39 49. West Virginia ............................. 8.90 51. Rutgers ...................................... 8.79 54. Connecticut............................... 8.52 68. Cincinnati .................................. 7.19

Turnover Margin................Margin/Game t12. Connecticut............................... 1.00 t24. Rutgers ...................................... 0.58 t39. Louisville ................................... 0.25 t53. Pittsburgh ................................. 0.00 t61. West Virginia ............................ -0.08 t66. USF ........................................... -0.17 t80. Syracuse ................................... -0.33 119. Cincinnati ................................. -1.25

Kickoff returns .................................. Avg 6. Connecticut............................. 26.46 20. Louisville ................................. 24.12 33. USF .......................................... 23.22 35. Syracuse .................................. 22.98 36. Rutgers .................................... 22.86 86. Pittsburgh ............................... 20.79 t94. Cincinnati ................................ 20.19 112. West Virginia ........................... 18.53

Passing efficiency...........................rating 27. West Virginia ......................... 146.06 44. Pittsburgh ............................. 135.53 49. Louisville ............................... 134.09 53. Cincinnati .............................. 131.69 77. Rutgers .................................. 124.78 87. Syracuse ................................ 119.32 99. USF ........................................ 113.56 113. Connecticut........................... 105.06


2011 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW

individual Statistics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

rUSHinG TODMAN, Jordan POWELL, Bilal CARTER, Delone PEAD, Isaiah LEWIS,Dion GRAHAM,Ray DEVINE, Noel PLANCHER,Moise MURRAY, Demetris BAILEY, Antwon

Team CONN LOU SYR CIN PITT PITT WVU USF USF SYR

Cl JR SR SR JR SO SO SR SR SO JR

G 12 12 13 11 12 12 13 13 11 13

Att 334 229 231 157 219 148 209 176 120 114

Yds 1695 1405 1233 1029 1061 922 936 793 542 554

Avg 5.1 6.1 5.3 6.6 4.8 6.2 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.9

TD 14 11 9 6 13 8 6 5 4 2

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

PASSinG AVG/GAMe COLLAROS, Zach SMITH, Geno SUNSERI,Tino NASSIB, Ryan DODD, Chas DANIELS,BJ FRAZER, Zach SANU, Mohamed BEAUMONT, Doug DEERING, Jeremy

Team CIN WVU PITT SYR RUT USF CONN RUT LOU RUT

Cl JR SO SO JR FR SO SR SO SR FR

G 11 13 13 13 11 12 11 12 11 12

Att 383 372 346 358 223 245 261 9 1 4

Cmp 225 241 223 202 123 143 136 6 1 3

int 14 7 9 8 7 13 6 0 0 0

Pct. 58.7 64.8 64.5 56.4 55.2 58.4 52.1 66.7 100.0 75.0

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

ToTAL oFFenSe COLLAROS, Zach SMITH, Geno SUNSERI,Tino NASSIB, Ryan DANIELS,BJ TODMAN, Jordan FRAZER, Zach DODD, Chas POWELL, Bilal CARTER, Delone

Team CIN WVU PITT SYR USF CONN CONN RUT LOU SYR

Cl JR SO SO JR SO JR SR FR SR SR

G 11 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 12 13

rush 202 217 108 -39 259 1695 14 -253 1405 1233

Pass Plays Total Yds/G 2902 504 3104 282.2 2763 478 2980 229.2 2572 399 2680 206.2 2334 424 2295 176.5 1685 357 1944 162.0 0 334 1695 141.2 1425 290 1439 130.8 1637 285 1384 125.8 0 229 1405 117.1 0 231 1233 94.8

reCePTionS BINNS, Armon SANDERS, Jock WOODS, DJ AUSTIN, Tavon BALDWIN,Jon BOGAN,Dontavia BEAUMONT, Doug HARRISON, Mark SANU, Mohamed 10. SMITH, Michael

Team CIN WVU CIN WVU PITT USF LOU RUT RUT CONN

Cl SR SR JR SO JR SR SR SO SO JR

G 12 13 12 13 13 12 11 12 12 13

rec 75 69 57 58 53 47 41 44 44 46

Yds 1101 728 898 787 822 685 440 829 418 615

TD 10 4 8 8 5 6 1 9 2 2

Long Avg/C rec/G 62 14.7 6.25 48 10.6 5.31 69 15.8 4.75 71 13.6 4.46 61 15.5 4.08 64 14.6 3.92 44 10.7 3.73 66 18.8 3.67 29 9.5 3.67 56 13.4 3.54

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

reCeiVinG YArDS BINNS, Armon WOODS, DJ HARRISON, Mark BALDWIN,Jon AUSTIN, Tavon BOGAN,Dontavia SANDERS, Jock CHEW, Van SMITH, Michael SHANAHAN,Mike

Team CIN CIN RUT PITT WVU USF WVU SYR CONN PITT

Cl SR JR SO JR SO SR SR JR JR SO

G 12 12 12 13 13 12 13 12 13 13

rec 75 57 44 53 58 47 69 41 46 43

Yds 1101 898 829 822 787 685 728 611 615 589

TD 10 8 9 5 8 6 4 5 2 1

Long Avg/C Yds/G 62 14.7 91.8 69 15.8 74.8 66 18.8 69.1 61 15.5 63.2 71 13.6 60.5 64 14.6 57.1 48 10.6 56.0 48 14.9 50.9 56 13.4 47.3 36 13.7 45.3

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

ALL PUrPoSe WOODS, DJ TODMAN, Jordan GRAHAM,Ray POWELL, Bilal PEAD, Isaiah LEWIS,Dion CARTER, Delone DEVINE, Noel SANDERS, Jock BINNS, Armon

Team CIN CONN PITT LOU CIN PITT SYR WVU WVU CIN

Cl JR JR SO SR JR SO SR SR SR SR

G 12 12 12 12 11 12 13 13 13 12

rush rcv 87 898 1695 94 922 213 1405 158 1029 190 1061 216 1233 45 936 258 92 728 0 1101

Pr 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 0

Kr 728 55 501 0 0 0 0 62 299 0

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Long Yds/G 66 141.2 85 117.1 60 94.8 80 93.5 76 88.4 79 76.8 50 72.0 21 61.0 67 49.3 31 42.6 Yds 2902 2763 2572 2334 1637 1685 1425 160 27 6

Yds 1859 1844 1636 1563 1219 1277 1278 1256 1205 1101

TD 26 24 16 19 11 11 5 3 0 0

Avg/G 263.8 212.5 197.8 179.5 148.8 140.4 129.5 13.3 2.5 0.5

Delone Carter, Syracuse

Avg/G 154.9 153.7 136.3 130.2 110.8 106.4 98.3 96.6 92.7 91.8

D.J. woods, Cincinnati

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inTerCePTionS TANDY, Keith DeCICCO,Dom PATRICK, Johnny HOLLEY,Jarred WREH-WILSON, Blidi JUNIOR, Jerome HOGAN, Brandon BING, Brandon FREY, Drew RICHARDSON, Wes

Team WVU PITT LOU PITT CONN CONN WVU RUT CIN CIN

Cl JR SR SR SO SO SO SR SR SO JR

G 13 12 13 13 13 13 11 11 11 11

int 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 2

Yds 51 36 99 10 153 76 78 20 15 -2

TD 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0

Long int/G 26 0.46 31 0.42 35 0.38 10 0.38 53 0.31 27 0.31 53 0.27 13 0.18 15 0.18 0 0.18

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

PASS eFFiCienCY SMITH, Geno COLLAROS, Zach SUNSERI,Tino DODD, Chas NASSIB, Ryan DANIELS,BJ FRAZER, Zach

Team WVU CIN PITT RUT SYR USF CONN

Cl SO JR SO FR JR SO SR

G 13 11 13 11 13 12 11

Att 372 383 346 223 358 245 261

Cmp 241 225 223 123 202 143 136

int 7 14 9 7 8 13 6

Pct. 64.8 58.7 64.5 55.2 56.4 58.4 52.1

Yds 2763 2902 2572 1637 2334 1685 1425

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

PUnT reTUrn AVG BEAUMONT, Doug MITCHELL, Terrence SADDLER,Cameron HOLMES, Mike MACK, Taylor WOODS, DJ ROBINSON, Mason

Team LOU USF PITT SYR CONN CIN RUT

Cl SR FR SO SR FR JR JR

G 11 13 13 13 12 12 12

ret 14 21 25 28 15 19 19

Yds 213 232 263 289 126 146 139

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 74 67 31 62 33 25 60

Avg 15.2 11.0 10.5 10.3 8.4 7.7 7.3

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

KiCK reTUrn AVG WILLIAMS, Nick WRIGHT, Jeremy ANDERSON, Vic LAMAR, Lindsey LEFEGED, Joe GRAHAM, Dorian WOODS, DJ GULLEY, Prince-Tyson GRAHAM,Ray SADDLER,Cameron

Team CONN LOU LOU USF RUT SYR CIN SYR PITT PITT

Cl SO FR JR SO SR JR JR FR SO SO

G 11 11 10 13 12 13 12 10 12 13

ret 17 16 13 34 38 16 32 29 23 22

Yds 600 489 393 903 948 392 728 633 501 460

TD 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 100 95 67 100 75 37 47 47 54 29

Avg 35.3 30.6 30.2 26.6 24.9 24.5 22.8 21.8 21.8 20.9

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

PUnTinG HUTCHINS,Dan LONG, Rob SULLIVAN, Kyle O’DONNELL, Pat DELLAGANNA, Ted PUGNETTI, Gregg WAGNER, Cole PHILPOTT, Chris BLESER, Josh BROCKHAUS-KANN, Just

Team PITT SYR RUT CIN RUT WVU CONN LOU LOU USF

Cl SR SR FR SO SR SR FR JR JR SO

G 13 12 9 12 9 13 13 13 11 13

Punt 45 64 18 52 54 67 79 37 29 64

Yds Long 2014 71 2806 70 758 66 2178 61 2261 69 2802 71 3260 66 1497 73 1154 59 2406 57

Avg 44.8 43.8 42.1 41.9 41.9 41.8 41.3 40.5 39.8 37.6

Team CONN PITT LOU CONN PITT SYR LOU CIN RUT WVU

Cl JR SR SR JR SO FR JR SR JR SO

G 13 13 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 13

TD 0 0 14 14 13 0 0 0 0 0

XPT 36 40 0 0 0 30 41 38 26 41

2XP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 8.

SCorinG TEGGART, Dave HUTCHINS,Dan POWELL, Bilal TODMAN, Jordan 5. LEWIS,Dion 6. KRAUTMAN, Ross 7. PHILPOTT, Chris 8. ROGERS, Jacob 9. TE, San San 10. BITANCURT, Tyle 1. 2. 3.

FG 25 18 0 0 0 18 14 11 14 10

Pts 111 94 84 84 78 84 83 71 68 71

TD 24 26 16 11 19 11 5

eff. 144.7 137.5 137.0 126.8 124.2 120.3 99.7

Geno Smith, west Virginia

Pts/G 8.5 7.2 7.0 7.0 6.5 6.5 6.4 5.9 5.7 5.5

Dan Hutchins, Pittsburgh

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SCorinG (TDs) TODMAN, Jordan POWELL, Bilal 3. LEWIS,Dion 4. BINNS, Armon GRAHAM,Ray WOODS, DJ 7. HARRISON, Mark 8. CARTER, Delone AUSTIN, Tavon 10. PEAD, Isaiah

Team CONN LOU PITT CIN PITT CIN RUT SYR WVU CIN

Cl JR SR SO SR SO JR SO SR SO JR

G 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 11

TD 14 14 13 10 10 10 9 9 9 7

rush 14 11 13 0 8 2 0 9 1 6

Pass 0 3 0 10 2 8 9 0 8 1

ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SCorinG (KiCK) TEGGART, Dave HUTCHINS,Dan KRAUTMAN, Ross PHILPOTT, Chris ROGERS, Jacob TE, San San BITANCURT, Tyle BONANI,Maikon CHRISTEN, Chad

Team CONN PITT SYR LOU CIN RUT WVU USF CONN

Cl JR SR FR JR SR JR SO SO FR

G 13 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 13

PATs 36-36 40-40 30-32 41-43 38-40 26-26 41-41 18-19 2-2

FGs 25-31 18-25 18-19 14-18 11-14 14-20 10-17 17-21 0-0

Pts 111 94 84 83 71 68 71 69 2

Pts/G 8.5 7.2 6.5 6.4 5.9 5.7 5.5 5.3 0.2

4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

FieLD GoALS TEGGART, Dave KRAUTMAN, Ross HUTCHINS,Dan BONANI,Maikon TE, San San PHILPOTT, Chris ROGERS, Jacob BITANCURT, Tyle

Team CONN SYR PITT USF RUT LOU CIN WVU

Cl JR FR SR SO JR JR SR SO

G 13 13 13 13 12 13 12 13

FG 25 18 18 17 14 14 11 10

FGA 31 19 25 21 20 18 14 17

Pct. 80.6 94.7 72.0 81.0 70.0 77.8 78.6 58.8

FG/G 1.92 1.38 1.38 1.31 1.17 1.08 0.92 0.77

1. 2. 3. 4.

FieLD GoAL PCT BONANI,Maikon TEGGART, Dave HUTCHINS,Dan TE, San San

Team USF CONN PITT RUT

Cl SO JR SR JR

G 13 13 13 12

FG 17 25 18 14

FGA 21 31 25 20

Long 47 52 42 43

Pct. 81.0 80.6 72.0 70.0

PAT KiCKinG PCT BITANCURT, Tyle HUTCHINS,Dan TEGGART, Dave TE, San San PHILPOTT, Chris ROGERS, Jacob KRAUTMAN, Ross

Team WVU PITT CONN RUT LOU CIN SYR

Cl SO SR JR JR JR SR FR

G 13 13 13 12 13 12 13

Made 41 40 36 26 41 38 30

Att 41 40 36 26 43 40 32

Pct. 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 95.3 95.0 93.8

1.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1. 2.

1.

5. 6. 7.

PAT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 84 84 78 60 60 60 54 54 54 42

Pts/G 7.0 7.0 6.5 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.5 4.2 4.2 3.8

bilal Powell, Louisville

Maikon Bonani, USF

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TACKLeS (All positions) Player 1. WILSON, Lawrence 2. SCHAFFER, JK 3. LOWERY, Antonio 4. SMITH, Derrell 5. MOORE, Sio 6. DeCICCO,Dom 7. HOGUE, Doug 8. THOMAS, Phillip 9. LEFEGED, Joe 10. SMITH, Hakeem 11. BEAUHARNAIS, Steve 12. GRUDER,Max 13. GREENE, Khaseem 14. BING, Brandon 15. LUTRUS, Scott 16. GARVIN, Terence 17. HEATH, Brandon BOMAR, Maalik 19. HOLTON, Shenard 20. THOMAS, J.T. 21. WILLIAMS, Jacquain 22. LEONARD, Anthony 23. LATTIMORE, DeDe 24. JOHNSON, Reuben 25. THOMAS, Shamarko

Team CONN CIN RUT SYR CONN PITT SYR SYR RUT LOU RUT PITT RUT RUT CONN WVU LOU CIN LOU WVU USF WVU USF CIN SYR

Cl SR JR SR SR SO SR SR SO SR FR SO JR SO SR SR SO SR SO SO SR SR SR FR SO SO

G 13 12 12 13 13 12 13 13 12 13 12 13 12 11 10 13 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 13

Pos LB LB LB LB LB DB LB DB DB DB LB LB DB DB LB DB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB DB DB

Solo 71 67 47 72 72 67 60 58 46 62 34 43 45 42 40 41 50 47 54 36 46 42 47 49 38

Ast 52 44 61 42 38 27 35 34 38 26 45 41 32 23 19 35 20 23 20 37 25 28 22 13 29

Total Avg/G Sack 123 9.5 3.5 111 9.2 3.0 108 9.0 2.0 114 8.8 1.5 110 8.5 1.5 94 7.8 0.0 95 7.3 3.0 92 7.1 0.0 84 7.0 1.5 88 6.8 1.0 79 6.6 1.5 84 6.5 0.0 77 6.4 0.0 65 5.9 1.0 59 5.9 0.5 76 5.8 1.0 70 5.8 3.0 70 5.8 2.0 74 5.7 0.0 73 5.6 2.5 71 5.5 2.5 70 5.4 1.0 69 5.3 2.5 62 5.2 1.0 67 5.2 2.0

SACKS 1. IRVIN, Bruce 2. LINDSEY,Brandon 3. SHEARD,Jabaal 4. GNAT, Rodney MILLER, Julian 6. JOSEPH, Jessee 7. ALECXIH,Chas 8. MILLS, Brandon 9. SILVESTRO, Alex 10. GIORDANO, Dan

Team WVU PITT PITT LOU WVU CONN PITT CIN RUT CIN

Cl JR JR SR SR JR SO JR SO SR SO

G 13 13 12 13 13 12 13 12 12 12

Solo DE DL DL DE DL DL DL DL DE DL

Ast 14 10 9 8 8 8 7 6 5 4

Yds 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 1

Total Avg/G 88 14.0 1.08 62 10.0 0.77 69 9.0 0.75 59 9.0 0.69 33 9.0 0.69 61 8.5 0.71 53 7.5 0.58 36 6.0 0.50 30 5.5 0.46 31 4.5 0.38

TACKLeS For LoSS 1. LINDSEY,Brandon 2. SILVESTRO, Alex SHEARD,Jabaal 4. MILLER, Julian IRVIN, Bruce 6. MILLS, Brandon 7. JOSEPH, Jessee 8. MOORE, Sio 9. WILLIAMS, Jacquain BROWN, Daniel

Team PITT RUT PITT WVU WVU CIN CONN CONN USF LOU

Cl JR SR SR JR JR SO SO SO SR SO

G 13 12 12 13 13 12 12 13 13 13

Solo DL DE DL DL DE DL DL LB LB LB

Ast 18 13 14 11 14 12 11 11 9 11

Yds 0 3 1 6 0 1 2 1 4 0

Total Avg/G 96 18.0 1.38 54 14.5 1.21 77 14.5 1.21 47 14.0 1.08 88 14.0 1.08 52 12.5 1.04 67 12.0 1.00 32 11.5 0.88 56 11.0 0.85 55 11.0 0.85

FUMbLeS ForCeD 1. LEFEGED, Joe SHEARD,Jabaal GREENE, Khaseem 4. AGBOR, Harris 5. MILLS, Brandon 6. WILSON, Lawrence LINDSEY,Brandon SMITH, Derrell JONES, Chandler 10. LOWERY, Antonio

Team RUT PITT RUT CONN CIN CONN PITT SYR SYR RUT

Cl SR SR SO JR SO SR JR SR JR SR

G 12 12 12 11 12 13 13 13 13 12

num Avg/G 4 0.33 4 0.33 4 0.33 3 0.27 3 0.25 3 0.23 3 0.23 3 0.23 3 0.23 2 0.17

FUMbLeS rCVD 1. BEAUHARNAIS, Steve 2. RICHARDSON, Wes 3. FREENY, Jonatha LOWERY, Antonio 5. SMITH, Derrell 6. SCRUGGS, Greg CANADY, Antwone 8. MOORE, Sio GLOVER, Sidney GARVIN, Terence

Team RUT CIN RUT RUT SYR LOU LOU CONN WVU WVU

Cl SO JR SR SR SR JR SR SO SR SO

G 12 11 12 12 13 11 11 13 13 13

num Avg/G 4 0.33 3 0.27 3 0.25 3 0.25 3 0.23 2 0.18 2 0.18 2 0.15 2 0.15 2 0.15

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Team Statistics SCorinG oFFenSe 1. Cincinnati 2. Connecticut Louisville 4. Pittsburgh 5. West Virginia 6. USF 7. Syracuse 8. Rutgers

G 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 12

TD 42 38 43 41 42 37 34 30

XP 38 38 41 40 41 33 30 26

2XP 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FG 11 25 14 18 10 18 18 14

Saf 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

Pts 325 343 343 342 327 313 288 250

Avg 27.1 26.4 26.4 26.3 25.2 24.1 22.2 20.8

SCorinG DeFenSe 1. West Virginia 2. Pittsburgh 3. Syracuse 4. Louisville 5. USF 6. Connecticut 7. Rutgers 8. Cincinnati

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12

TD 17 29 31 32 29 33 41 44

XP 17 28 29 28 26 31 37 43

2XP 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FG 19 15 12 10 20 19 11 9

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Pts 176 247 251 252 260 286 318 336

Avg 13.5 19.0 19.3 19.4 20.0 22.0 26.5 28.0

TOTAL OFFENSE 1. Cincinnati 2. West Virginia 3. Louisville 4. Pittsburgh 5. Connecticut 6. Syracuse 7. USF 8. Rutgers

G 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 12

Rush 1880 2076 2274 2154 2271 1822 1883 1211

Pass Plays yards Avg/P 3128 837 5008 6.0 2769 908 4845 5.3 2522 832 4796 5.8 2616 830 4770 5.7 1964 858 4235 4.9 2375 812 4197 5.2 2139 810 4022 5.0 2328 769 3539 4.6

TD 42 42 39 40 30 33 32 27

yds/G 417.3 372.7 368.9 366.9 325.8 322.8 309.4 294.9

TOTAL DEFENSE 1. West Virginia 2. Syracuse 3. Pittsburgh 4. Louisville 5. USF 6. Connecticut 7. Cincinnati 8. Rutgers

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12

Rush 1124 1770 1560 1859 1633 1862 1625 1877

Pass 2270 2149 2406 2166 2500 2906 2808 2613

Plys 803 856 837 808 874 923 835 778

yards 3394 3919 3966 4025 4133 4768 4433 4490

Avg 4.2 4.6 4.7 5.0 4.7 5.2 5.3 5.8

TD 15 29 27 30 26 29 44 39

yds/G 261.1 301.5 305.1 309.6 317.9 366.8 369.4 374.2

rUSHinG oFFenSe 1. Louisville 2. Connecticut 3. Pittsburgh 4. West Virginia 5. Cincinnati 6. USF 7. Syracuse 8. Rutgers

G 13 13 13 13 12 13 13 12

Att 469 501 470 526 402 487 448 445

Yds 2274 2271 2154 2076 1880 1883 1822 1211

Avg 4.8 4.5 4.6 3.9 4.7 3.9 4.1 2.7

TD 17 20 24 18 15 19 14 11

Yds/G 174.9 174.7 165.7 159.7 156.7 144.8 140.2 100.9

rUSHinG DeFenSe 1. West Virginia 2. Pittsburgh 3. USF 4. Cincinnati 5. Syracuse 6. Louisville 7. Connecticut 8. Rutgers

G 13 13 13 12 13 13 13 12

rushes 410 443 470 465 488 467 478 442

Yards Avg. 1124 2.7 1560 3.5 1633 3.5 1625 3.5 1770 3.6 1859 4.0 1862 3.9 1877 4.2

TD 3 12 8 19 14 14 13 20

Yds/G 86.5 120.0 125.6 135.4 136.2 143.0 143.2 156.4

PASS oFFenSe 1. Cincinnati 2. West Virginia 3. Pittsburgh 4. Louisville Rutgers 6. Syracuse 7. USF 8. Connecticut

G 12 13 13 13 12 13 13 13

Att 435 382 360 363 324 364 323 357

Pct. 57.7 64.1 63.9 59.8 54.3 56.3 57.3 52.7

Yds 3128 2769 2616 2522 2328 2375 2139 1964

Avg 7.2 7.2 7.3 6.9 7.2 6.5 6.6 5.5

TD 27 24 16 22 16 19 13 10

Cmp 251 245 230 217 176 205 185 188

int 15 8 11 8 10 8 16 9

Yds/G 260.7 213.0 201.2 194.0 194.0 182.7 164.5 151.1

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G 13 13 13 13 13 12 13 12

Att 368 341 393 394 404 336 445 370

Cmp 208 187 228 224 238 207 261 240

int 9 9 12 13 15 8 20 8

Pct. 56.5 54.8 58.0 56.9 58.9 61.6 58.7 64.9

KICKOFF RETURNS 1. Connecticut 2. Louisville 3. Rutgers 4. USF 5. Syracuse 6. Pittsburgh 7. Cincinnati 8. West Virginia

G 13 13 12 13 13 13 12 13

Ret 55 45 56 49 48 51 59 42

yds 1487 1147 1280 1106 1079 1040 1191 805

TD 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0

Avg 27.0 25.5 22.9 22.6 22.5 20.4 20.2 19.2

PUnTinG 1. Pittsburgh 2. Syracuse 3. West Virginia 4. Cincinnati 5. Louisville 6. Rutgers 7. Connecticut 8. USF

G 13 13 13 12 13 12 13 13

no. 46 66 67 55 66 76 79 65

Yards 2014 2868 2802 2232 2651 3086 3260 2406

Avg/P 43.8 43.5 41.8 40.6 40.2 40.6 41.3 37.0

TUrnoVer MArGin 1. Connecticut 2. Rutgers 3. Louisville 4. Pittsburgh 5. USF 6. Syracuse 7. West Virginia 8. Cincinnati

G 13 12 13 13 13 13 13 12

Fum 11 14 10 9 4 8 11 6

PUNT RETURN AVG 1. Louisville 2. Pittsburgh 3. USF 4. Syracuse 5. Rutgers 6. West Virginia 7. Connecticut 8. Cincinnati

G 13 13 13 13 12 13 13 12

Ret 23 28 27 32 24 22 28 21

yds 290 344 312 294 211 185 229 151

TD 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0

Avg 12.6 12.3 11.6 9.2 8.8 8.4 8.2 7.2

PASS eFFiCienCY 1. West Virginia 2. Louisville 3. Pittsburgh 4. Cincinnati 5. Rutgers 6. Syracuse 7. USF 8. Connecticut

G 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 13

Att 382 363 360 435 324 364 323 357

Cmp 245 217 230 251 176 205 185 188

Pct 64.1 59.8 63.9 57.7 54.3 56.3 57.3 52.7

PASS DEF EFFICIENCy 1. West Virginia 2. Pittsburgh 3. Syracuse 4. Connecticut 5. USF 6. Louisville 7. Rutgers 8. Cincinnati

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12

Att 393 394 368 445 404 341 336 370

Cmp 228 224 208 261 238 187 207 240

int 12 13 9 20 15 9 8 8

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Gained int Tot 20 31 8 22 9 19 13 22 15 19 9 17 12 23 8 14

Yds 2149 2166 2270 2406 2500 2613 2906 2808

Avg 5.8 6.4 5.8 6.1 6.2 7.8 6.5 7.6

TD 15 16 12 15 18 19 16 25

Yds/G 165.3 166.6 174.6 185.1 192.3 217.8 223.5 234.0

Pr 101 168 156 81 102 310 362 184

Avg 2.2 2.5 2.3 1.5 1.5 4.1 4.6 2.8

Tbg 4 8 6 5 5 5 9 0

net/P 39.8 38.5 37.7 37.3 37.1 35.2 34.4 34.2

Fum 10 5 8 10 6 13 20 14

Lost int 9 10 8 11 16 8 8 15

Tot 19 15 16 21 22 21 28 29

Mar Per/G +12 0.92 +7 0.58 +3 0.23 +1 0.08 -3 -0.23 -4 -0.31 -5 -0.38 -15 -1.25

int 8 8 11 15 10 8 16 9

Yds 2769 2522 2616 3128 2328 2375 2139 1964

TD 24 22 16 27 16 19 13 10

effic 141.6 133.7 133.5 131.7 124.8 124.0 116.3 103.1

Pct. 58.0 56.9 56.5 58.7 58.9 54.8 61.6 64.9

Yds 2270 2406 2149 2906 2500 2166 2613 2808

TD 12 15 15 16 18 16 19 25

effic 110.5 114.1 114.1 116.4 118.2 118.4 140.8 146.6


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G 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 12

Rush 107 126 110 102 101 101 106 69

Pass 130 110 118 120 108 88 95 102

Pen 26 24 16 17 16 27 9 15

Total 263 260 244 239 225 216 210 186

oPP 3rD-Dn ConVerT 1. West Virginia 2. Louisville 3. USF 4. Rutgers 5. Syracuse 6. Connecticut 7. Pittsburgh 8. Cincinnati

G 13 13 13 12 13 13 13 12

Conv 49 60 70 61 81 82 70 74

Att 186 174 195 161 206 204 173 175

Pct 26.3 34.5 35.9 37.9 39.3 40.2 40.5 42.3

OPPONENT 1ST DOWNS 1. West Virginia 2. Rutgers 3. Syracuse 4. Louisville 5. USF 6. Cincinnati 7. Pittsburgh 8. Connecticut

G 13 12 13 13 13 12 13 13

Rush 65 91 101 99 94 89 102 106

Pass 98 112 95 97 117 130 113 125

Pen 15 13 21 23 14 17 26 13

Total 178 216 217 219 225 236 241 244

SACKS AGAINST 1. Connecticut 2. West Virginia 3. Rutgers 4. Louisville 5. Syracuse USF 7. Cincinnati 8. Pittsburgh

G 13 13 13 12 12 13 14 13

Sacks yards 15 87 18 109 19 138 21 156 29 164 29 241 31 225 32 177

SACKS By 1. West Virginia 2. Louisville 3. Pittsburgh 4. USF 5. Connecticut Syracuse 7. Cincinnati 8. Rutgers

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12

Sacks yards 45 260 39 256 34 235 30 249 27 188 27 185 26 159 17 105

FieLD GoALS 1. West Virginia 2. Pittsburgh 3. Syracuse 4. Connecticut 5. Rutgers 6. Cincinnati 7. USF 8. Louisville

G 13 13 12 13 13 14 13 12

Made 17 20 14 22 12 16 16 5

Att 20 24 17 30 17 23 25 11

Pct .850 .833 .824 .733 .706 .696 .640 .455

PENALTIES 1. Connecticut 2. West Virginia 3. USF 4. Rutgers 5. Pittsburgh 6. Syracuse 7. Cincinnati 8. Louisville

G 13 13 13 12 13 13 12 13

No 63 62 74 84 87 93 81 103

yds Avg/G 522 40.2 528 40.6 599 46.1 605 50.4 712 54.8 771 59.3 761 63.4 829 63.8

PAT KiCKinG 1. Pittsburgh West Virginia Connecticut Syracuse 5. USF 6. Louisville 7. Rutgers 8. Cincinnati

G 13 13 13 12 13 12 13 14

Made 38 36 34 25 43 37 45 40

Att 38 36 34 25 44 39 48 43

Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .977 .949 .938 .930

OPPONENT PENALTIES 1. USF 2. West Virginia 3. Cincinnati 4. Rutgers 5. Syracuse 6. Louisville 7. Pittsburgh 8. Connecticut

G 13 13 12 12 13 13 13 13

No 93 79 75 78 89 85 71 76

yds Avg/G 787 60.5 752 57.8 685 57.1 673 56.1 728 56.0 676 52.0 674 51.8 582 44.8

TiMe oF PoSSeSSion 1. Connecticut 2. Louisville 3. Pittsburgh 4. USF 5. Rutgers 6. West Virginia 7. Cincinnati 8. Syracuse

G 13 12 13 13 13 13 14 12

Total Time 412:14 379:06 407:40 399:09 398:52 377:42 403:33 326:58

Avg/G 31:42 31:35 31:21 30:42 30:40 29:03 28:49 27:14

4TH-Dn ConVerSionS 1. Connecticut 2. Louisville 3. West Virginia 4. Rutgers Pittsburgh 6. Cincinnati USF 8. Syracuse

G 13 13 13 12 13 12 13 13

Conv 11 7 8 8 8 6 3 3

Att 19 13 15 18 18 14 7 10

Pct 57.9 53.8 53.3 44.4 44.4 42.9 42.9 30.0

ONSIDE KICK SUCCESS 1. West Virginia 2. Pittsburgh Louisville USF Syracuse Connecticut Rutgers Cincinnati

G 13 13 12 13 12 13 13 14

OnSide 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Percent 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

oPP 4TH-Dn ConVerT 1. Connecticut 2. Rutgers 3. West Virginia Louisville Cincinnati 6. Syracuse 7. Pittsburgh 8. USF

G 13 12 13 13 12 13 13 13

Conv 3 2 10 4 6 15 7 10

Att 16 10 20 8 12 27 12 17

Pct 18.8 20.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 55.6 58.3 58.8

ONSIDE KICK ALLOWED 1. Pittsburgh Louisville USF Connecticut Syracuse Rutgers 7. West Virginia 8. Cincinnati

G 13 12 13 13 12 13 13 14

OnSide 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 2-3

Percent 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 66.7

3rD-Dn ConVerSionS 1. Cincinnati 2. West Virginia 3. Pittsburgh 4. Louisville 5. Syracuse 6. USF 7. Connecticut 8. Rutgers

G 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 12

Conv 78 89 74 71 67 51 60 54

Att 171 199 175 177 175 161 191 172

Pct 45.6 44.7 42.3 40.1 38.3 31.7 31.4 31.4

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Individual Highs Points scored 30 PEAD, Isaiah (Cincinnati) vs RUTGERS (11/20/10)

Longest field goal 52 TEGGART, Dave (Connecticut) at USF (Dec 04, 2010)

Touchdowns 5 PEAD, Isaiah (Cincinnati) vs RUTGERS (11/20/10)

Punts 11

TD responsibility 5 NASSIB, Ryan (Syracuse) vs MAINE (9/18/10) 5 COLLAROS, Zach (Cincinnati) at Louisville (Oct 15, 2010) 5 COLLAROS, Zach (Cincinnati) vs RUTGERS (11/20/10)

[0r,5p] [0r,5p] [1r,4p]

WAGNER, Cole (Connecticut) at Rutgers (Oct 08, 2010)

yards punted 444 WAGNER, Cole (Connecticut) at Rutgers (Oct 08, 2010) Longest punt 73 PHILPOTT, Chris (Louisville) vs WEST VIRGINIA (Nov 20, 2010)

Points scored kicking 14 HUTCHINS,Dan (Pittsburgh) vs FLORIDA INTL. (10/2/10) 14 PHILPOTT, Chris (Louisville) vs CONNECTICUT (Oct 23, 2010)

[3fg,5pat] [4fg,2pat]

Punting avg 53.5 DELLAGANNA, Ted (Rutgers) vs NORTH CAROLINA (Sep 25, 2010)

Total offense yards 490 COLLAROS, Zach (Cincinnati) vs USF (10/22/10)

[27r,463p]

Punt returns 5 SADDLER,Cameron (Pittsburgh) vs RUTGERS (10/23/10)

Total offense plays 65 COLLAROS, Zach (Cincinnati) at Connecticut (Nov 27, 2010)

[15r,50p]

Punt return yards 105 BEAUMONT, Doug (Louisville) vs CONNECTICUT (Oct 23, 2010)

Total offense yards/play 19.7 PEAD, Isaiah (Cincinnati) vs MIAMI (OHIO) (10/09/10)

[10-197]

Longest punt return 74 BEAUMONT, Doug (Louisville) vs CONNECTICUT (Oct 23, 2010)

Rushing yards 277 GRAHAM,Ray (Pittsburgh) vs FLORIDA INTL. (10/2/10)

Kick returns 8 GULLEY, Prince-Tyson (Syracuse) vs PITTSBURGH (10/16/2010)

rushing attempts 42 LEWIS,Dion (Pittsburgh) at Cincinnati (12/04/10)

Kick return yards 186 GULLEY, Prince-Tyson (Syracuse) vs PITTSBURGH (10/16/2010)

yards per rush 19.7 PEAD, Isaiah (Cincinnati) vs MIAMI (OHIO) (10/09/10) Rushing TDs 4 CARTER, Delone (Syracuse) vs COLGATE (Sep 25, 2010) 4 PEAD, Isaiah (Cincinnati) vs RUTGERS (11/20/10) 4 LEWIS,Dion (Pittsburgh) at Cincinnati (12/04/10)

[10-197]

Longest rush 91 SANU, Mohamed (Rutgers) vs TULANE (Oct 02, 2010) Passing yards 463 COLLAROS, Zach (Cincinnati) vs USF (10/22/10)

Longest interception rtn 80 GARY,Ricky (Pittsburgh) at Syracuse (10/16/2010)

Passing attempts 53 COLLAROS, Zach (Cincinnati) vs USF (10/22/10)

All-purpose yards 374 GRAHAM,Ray (Pittsburgh) vs FLORIDA INTL. (10/2/10)

Passing TDs 5 NASSIB, Ryan (Syracuse) vs MAINE (9/18/10) 5 COLLAROS, Zach (Cincinnati) at Louisville (Oct 15, 2010)

Tackles 19.0

LOWERY, Antonio (Rutgers) vs ARMY (Oct 16, 2010)

Sacks 4.5

GNAT, Rodney (Louisville) vs EASTERN KENTUCKY (Sep 11, 2010)

Passes completed 32 SMITH, Geno (West Virginia) at Marshall (Sep 10, 2010) Had intercepted 4 DANIELS,BJ (USF) at Florida (Sep 11, 2010) 4 COLLAROS, Zach (Cincinnati) at Connecticut (Nov 27, 2010) Receiving yards 240 HARRISON, Mark (Rutgers) at Cincinnati (11/20/10) receptions 12 BINNS, Armon (Cincinnati) vs USF (10/22/10) Receiving TDs 4 HARRISON, Mark (Rutgers) at Cincinnati (11/20/10) Longest reception 79 STREET,Devin (Pittsburgh) at Syracuse (10/16/2010) Field goals made 4 KRAUTMAN, Ross (Syracuse) at West Virginia (Oct 23, 2010) 4 PHILPOTT, Chris (Louisville) vs CONNECTICUT (Oct 23, 2010) 4 TEGGART, Dave (Connecticut) at USF (Dec 04, 2010)

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[2-107]

Longest kick return 100 WILLIAMS, Nick (Connecticut) at Rutgers (Oct 08, 2010) 100 LAMAR, Lindsey (USF) at Louisville (Nov 13, 2010) interceptions 2 JUNIOR, Jerome (Connecticut) vs BUFFALO (Sep 25, 2010) 2 TANDY, Keith (West Virginia) vs UNLV (Oct 09, 2010) 2 HOGUE, Doug (Syracuse) at West Virginia (Oct 23, 2010) 2 PATRICK, Johnny (Louisville) at Rutgers (Nov 26, 2010) 2 DeCICCO,Dom (Pittsburgh) at Cincinnati (12/04/10)

Longest pass 79 SUNSERI,Tino (Pittsburgh) at Syracuse (10/16/2010)

[11-444]

Tackles for loss 5.5 MILLS, Brandon (Cincinnati) vs RUTGERS (11/20/10)

[7-12] [4-1] [5-1]


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Team Highs Points 69

Longest field goal 52 Connecticut at USF (Dec 04, 2010)

Cincinnati vs RUTGERS (11/20/10)

Points scored kicking 14 Connecticut vs TEXAS SOUTHERN (Sep 11, 2010) 14 Pittsburgh vs FLORIDA INTL. (10/2/10) 14 Louisville vs CONNECTICUT (Oct 23, 2010)

[2fg,8pat] [3fg,5pat] [4fg,2pat]

Touchdowns 10 Cincinnati vs RUTGERS (11/20/10) Total offense yards 661 Cincinnati vs RUTGERS (11/20/10)

Punts 11

Connecticut at Rutgers (Oct 08, 2010)

Longest punt 73 Louisville vs WEST VIRGINIA (Nov 20, 2010) yards punted 444 Connecticut at Rutgers (Oct 08, 2010)

[295r,366p]

Total offense plays 90 Cincinnati vs USF (10/22/10)

[29r,61p]

Total offense yards/play 10.8 Louisville vs MEMPHIS (Oct 09, 2010)

[53-573]

Punting avg 53.2 Connecticut at USF (Dec 04, 2010)

Punt return yards 105 Louisville vs CONNECTICUT (Oct 23, 2010)

rushing attempts 59 West Virginia vs CINCINNATI (Nov 13, 2010)

Punt return avg 23.0 West Virginia vs MARYLAND (Sep 18, 2010) [31-298]

Rushing TDs 6 Connecticut vs TEXAS SOUTHERN (Sep 11, 2010) 6 Cincinnati vs RUTGERS (11/20/10)

Kick return avg 47.0 Connecticut at Rutgers (Oct 08, 2010)

Passing TDs 5 Syracuse vs MAINE (9/18/10) 5 Louisville vs MEMPHIS (Oct 09, 2010) 5 Cincinnati at Louisville (Oct 15, 2010) 5 Rutgers at Cincinnati (11/20/10)

interceptions 4 USF vs STONY BROOK (Sep 04, 2010) 4 Connecticut vs BUFFALO (Sep 25, 2010) 4 Connecticut vs CINCINNATI (Nov 27, 2010) Longest interception rtn 80 Pittsburgh at Syracuse (10/16/2010)

Longest pass 79 Pittsburgh at Syracuse (10/16/2010)

interception return TDs 2 Connecticut vs BUFFALO (Sep 25, 2010)

Passes completed 34 Cincinnati vs USF (10/22/10)

Fumbles lost 4 West Virginia at Connecticut (Oct 29, 2010) 4 West Virginia vs North Carolina State (Dec 28, 2010)

Had intercepted 4 USF at Florida (Sep 11, 2010) 4 Cincinnati at Connecticut (Nov 27, 2010)

Field goal attempts 5 Rutgers vs NORFOLK STATE (Sept 2, 2010) 5 Connecticut at Temple (Sep 18, 2010) Field goals made 4 Syracuse at West Virginia (Oct 23, 2010) 4 Louisville vs CONNECTICUT (Oct 23, 2010) 4 Connecticut at USF (Dec 04, 2010)

[3-141]

Longest kick return 100 Connecticut at Rutgers (Oct 08, 2010) 100 USF at Louisville (Nov 13, 2010)

Passing attempts 61 Cincinnati vs USF (10/22/10)

yards per catch 23.6 West Virginia at Pittsburgh (11/26/10)

Longest punt return 74 Louisville vs CONNECTICUT (Oct 23, 2010)

Kick return yards 270 Connecticut vs Oklahoma (Jan 1, 2011)

Passing yards 512 Cincinnati vs USF (10/22/10)

Passing yards/attempt 17.9 USF at Cincinnati (10/22/10)

[3-69]

Kick returns 11 Rutgers at Cincinnati (11/20/10)

Longest rush 91 Rutgers vs TULANE (Oct 02, 2010)

Pass completion pct 87.0 Rutgers at USF (Nov 03, 2010)

[6-319]

Punt returns 5 Connecticut vs TEXAS SOUTHERN (Sep 11, 2010) 5 Syracuse vs MAINE (9/18/10) 5 Pittsburgh vs RUTGERS (10/23/10)

Rushing yards 384 Cincinnati vs MIAMI (OHIO) (10/09/10)

yards per rush 9.6 Louisville vs MEMPHIS (Oct 09, 2010)

[11-444]

[20-23] [16-286] [9-212]

Fumbles recovered 4 Connecticut vs WEST VIRGINIA (Oct 29, 2010) Sacked by opp 9 Rutgers vs LOUISVILLE (Nov 26, 2010) QB sacks 9 Louisville at Rutgers (Nov 26, 2010) Turnovers committed 5 USF at Florida (Sep 11, 2010) 5 Cincinnati at Connecticut (Nov 27, 2010) 5 West Virginia vs North Carolina State (Dec 28, 2010) First downs 31 Cincinnati vs RUTGERS (11/20/10)

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