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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW TABLE OF CONTENTS

BIG EAST CONFERENCE STAFF Interim Commissioner..............................................................................................Joseph E. Bailey III 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 Assistnat Director of Football & Video Administration.................................................. Michael Costa 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 Factor Administrative Assistant...................................................................................................... Linda Yates Receptionist................................................................................................................ Kathy Kirkpatrick Administrative Fellow..................................................................................................... Roberto Sasso Communications Assistant.......................................................................................... Michael O’Brien Communications Assistant.............................................................................................Brooke Rayder Olympic Sports/Sport Administration Assistant................................................. Catherine Carmignani Digital Network Assistant.................................................................................................. Jamie Corun

BIG EAST FOOTBALL MEDIA SERVICES 2012 BIG EAST football SUMMER KICKOFF JULY 30-31 • newport, r.i. BIG EAST Football Media Day will kick off the 2012 season in Newport, R.I., July 30 and 31. 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. 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 at the following times (all times Eastern):

11:10 11:20 11:30 11:40 11:50 Noon 12:10 12:20

Kyle Flood, Rutgers Charlie Strong, Louisville Paul Chryst, Pittsburgh Paul Pasqualoni, Connecticut Doug Marrone, Syracuse Skip Holtz, USF Butch Jones, Cincinnati Steve Addazio, Temple

Archived audio from each teleconference will be available on the BIG EAST website, generally by 2 p.m. Eastern.

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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. bigeast.org The official website 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. COLLEGEPRESSBOX.COM The BIG EAST provides content for members of the media online through CollegePressBox. com. The site includes media guides, depth charts, photos, logos and statistics for every Bowl Subdivision team and conference as well as up-to-date information on bowl games and postseason awards. This site is intended for media use only. For more information, please contact the BIG EAST Conference communications department at (401) 453-0660 or csullivan@bigeast.org.

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..............................................Temple Owls 22............................. 2012 Composite Schedule 23...................................................2011 Results 24-25...................................... 2011 At A Glance 26................................................ BCS Standings 27..................................................... Milestones 28...............................................2011 In Review 29................................................ NCAA Leaders 30-36........................................... 2011 Statistics 37-38......................................2011 Superlatives

CREDITS The 2012 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 and Michael Coyne. Special thanks to the conference media relations staffs for their assistance. Photos by Associated Press, Bruce Schwartzman, J. Meric and the conference media relations offices.

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BigEast.org (401) 453-0660 • Communications (401) BIG EAST • Switchboard (401) 751-8540 • Fax For information on BIG EAST Conference Football, please contact: Chuck Sullivan, Director of Communications E-mail: csullivan@bigeast.org John Paquette, Associate Commissioner E-mail: jpaquette@bigeast.org


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About The BIG EAST Entering its 22nd season as a football-playing entity in 2012, The BIG EAST Conference is poised, among a sea of change in the college football world, to continue as one of the nation’s top conferences. By any objective metric, the BIG EAST has been a success story on the football field. The conference has regularly put its teams in position for the Bowl Championship Series National Championship while amassing an impressive head-to-head record against its counterparts. The BIG EAST football membership in 2012 will consist of the University of Cincinnati, the University of Connecticut, the University of Louisville, the University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University, the University of South Florida, Syracuse University and Temple University. The BIG EAST membership will have a new look in 2013 as the conference becomes the first truly national major college football league. That year, the league will welcome Boise State University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, San Diego State University and Southern Methodist University to its football ranks. The U.S. Naval Academy will join the BIG EAST in 2015. Eight of the schools that will comprise the future membership of the BIG EAST finished in the top 25 of the final BCS standings at least once since 2006, with a combined 14 top-25 finishes by those schools in that six-year span.

That kind of success underscores the BIG EAST’s recent history as one of the deepest conferences in college football. Every BIG EAST team won at least five games in 2011 – the first time since 1905 that a major college football conference could make that claim. The BIG EAST is the only Division I conference in which each of its members played in at least one bowl game in the past two seasons. The BIG EAST will likewise be the only league in which each team has at least one bowl win in the last four years. The BIG EAST has always been strategic in its growth, with a goal of showcasing high-quality teams in highly populated markets. The conference’s forthcoming membership changes will further enhance that strategy by placing at least one BIG EAST school in all four time zones across the continental United States. All told, the BIG EAST football membership will be centered in 11 states, 12 of the top 50 Nielsen media markets and six of the top 25 media markets. The conference will have a television households reach of 24.3 million – by far the largest number in college football. 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. Eight times in the league’s 21 seasons, a BIG EAST squad has played for a claim to the national crown in a postseason game. The conference has produced two national

championship teams and has seen three teams finish as the No. 2-ranked team nationally. The 2012 season will mark the fifth year of a six-year arrangement with ESPN that gives the BIG EAST national exposure on ABC television and the ESPN family of networks. ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC will 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 Thursday-night package each year. In addition, ESPN Regional Television will continue to produce and distribute its BIG EAST Network package to a nationally syndicated audience, reaching more than 30 million homes. Sportsnet New York (SNY) will carry more than 20 BIG EAST Network games, providing a reach of more than 13 million homes alone. A minimum of five home games will be carried on ESPNU. Extensive television exposure and the BIG EAST have been synonymous terms. The league established its own regional football 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

Cincinnati won a share of the BIG EAST title for the third time in four years last season and celebrated a win against Vanderbilt in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW original founders of the Bowl Championship Series and continues to be one of only six conferences that receives an automatic annual bid in the existing agreement. The BIG EAST Conference champion earns the league’s automatic BCS bid. The BCS – which enters its 15th season in 2012-13 – 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 opponents 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. The Atlantic Coast Conference will provide the opposition for the Champs Sports Bowl, which is played in Orlando, Fla. The BIG EAST enters its 11th 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. The game was an immediate success and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl is now firmly entrenched into New York’s festivities surrounding New Year’s Day. 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 fouryear 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 sent a number of teams to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in recent years. The 2012 season will mark the fifth 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 in some of the most accessible and desirable destinations in college football.

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The BIG EAST is Doing Big Things

The BIG EAST has been a leader in major college football since the formation of the football conference in 1991. The league has produced two national championship teams and three national runners-up.

BIG EAST teams have gone 7-7 all-time in Bowl Championship Series games since the formation of the BCS in 1999. The BIG EAST is one of just five conferences (along with the Mountain West, SEC, WAC and Pac-12) with at least a .500 record in BCS games.

In the BCS era, the BIG EAST has the best overall bowl record of any Bowl Subdivision conference. The BIG EAST is 43-27 (.614) in bowl games since the 1998-99 season.

A BIG EAST team has finished among the top eight in the final Associated Press poll four times in the past seven years.

All eight of the BIG EAST’s 2012 members have played in at least one bowl game in the past two years. The BIG EAST is the only league in the nation in which every member has reached the postseason in the past two seasons.

Since 2006, the BIG EAST has had two teams (Louisville, Cincinnati) finish the season with at least 12 wins. In the 2013 season, the BIG EAST will include teams that have produced eight 12-win seasons since 2006 (five by Boise State, one each by Cincinnati, Louisville and Houston).

When the BIG EAST last reconfigured, for the 2005 season, the three incoming members were able to reach unprecedented heights. Cincinnati, Louisville and USF have all achieved rankings in the top three of the BCS standings since joining the BIG EAST.

The BIG EAST’s incoming members bring a combination of proven achievement and unlimited potential. Boise State has won two BCS bowl games since 2007 and has finished in the top 12 in the final BCS standings six times since 2004. UCF finished No. 25 in the final 2010 BCS standings, has the second-largest undergraduate enrollment in the country and is located in the nation’s No. 19 media market. Houston won 13 games last season, was ranked No. 19 in the final BCS standings and is situated in the nation’s 10th-largest media market. Memphis played in five bowl games in six years between 2003 and 2008 and is located in a top-50 media market. Navy, which will join the BIG EAST in 2015, played in a bowl game in eight consecutive years from 2003-10. San Diego State has played in back-to-back bowl games, is located in a rich recruiting area, plays in an NFL stadium and is part of the 28th-ranked media market. SMU has played in a bowl game in each of the past three seasons, is located in the nation’s No. 5 media market and is enjoying a football resurgence. Temple has averaged nearly nine wins in the past three years, is in a top-five media market, plays in an NFL stadium and has reached the postseason in two of the last three years.


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BIG EAST Notebook Stretch Run Under the alignment that was in place from 2005-11, the BIG EAST was a combined 215-93 in nonleague games (.694). 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 .609 2011 29 16 0 .644 Total 540 331 3 .620 2005- 215 93 0 .694

No Layups Here The BIG EAST is the only Bowl Subdivision conference in which each member won at least four games in 2011. In fact, the BIG EAST is the only FBS conference that did not have a team with three wins or fewer. We’re All In The BIG EAST is the only Division I conference that has seen each of its current 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. When It Counts The BIG EAST has the best postseason record of any Bowl Subdivision conference during the Bowl Championship Series era. Bowl Records (1998-2011) Conference W L Pct. BIG EAST 43 27 .614 Mountain West 31 20 .608 SEC 67 47 .588 Big 12 54 52 .509 Pac-12 37 41 .474 ACC 45 53 .459 Big Ten 45 54 .455 MAC 19 23 .452 Sun Belt 8 11 .421 Conference USA 29 40 .420 WAC 21 29 .420

Where We Stand Since 2006, the BIG EAST ranks third among FBS conferences in nonconference winning percentage. Nonconference Records (2006-11) Conference W L Pct. SEC 275 63 .814 Big 12 233 83 .737 BIG EAST 195 79 .712 Big Ten 218 97 .692 Pac-12 140 84 .625 ACC 208 129 .617 Mountain West 140 109 .562 WAC 119 139 .461 Conference USA 129 194 .399 MAC 111 226 .329 Sun Belt 56 177 .240

Keep an eye on these BIG EAST players, who could challenge for all-America honors in 2012. Drew Frey, Sr., SS, Cincinnati All-BIG EAST First Team in 2011; Had 73 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass breakups as a junior. Anthony McClung, Jr., WR, Cincinnati Had team highs with 49 catches, 683 receiving yards and six touchdown catches in 2011. Lyle McCombs, So., RB, Connecticut BIG EAST Rookie of the Year, All-BIG EAST Second Team and FWAA Freshman All-America selections in 2011 after rushing for 1,151 yards and seven TDs. Ryan Griffin, Sr., TE, Connecticut The top returning tight end in the BIG EAST. Earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors last year with 33 catches for 499 yards and three TDs. Adrian Bushell, Sr., CB, Louisville A big-play corner who was an All-BIG EAST First Team choice in 2011. Had four pass breakups, a forced fumble and blocked two kicks last year. Hakeem Smith, Jr., SS, Louisville Earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors last year after earning Second Team and Rookie-of-theYear plaudits in 2010. Ray Graham, Sr., RB, Pittsburgh Earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors despite missing five games with a knee injury. Rushed for 958 yards and nine TDs and was ranked second nationally in rushing before the injury. Jarred Holley, Sr., FS, Pittsburgh Two-time All-BIG EAST selection, including a First Team choice last season.. Khaseem Greene, Sr., LB, Rutgers Shared BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2011 after leading the league in tackles (140). Duron Harmon, Sr., FS, Rutgers Earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors. Led the conference with five interceptions. B.J. Daniels, Sr., QB, USF Enters his fourth year as the Bulls’ starter and is on pace to break the BIG EAST’s career total offense record. Ryne Giddins, Jr., DE, USF All-BIG EAST Second Team selection who registered 5.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss in his first year as a starter.

Once In A Lifetime Every BIG EAST team finished with at least five wins in 2011. The only other time that an existing Bowl Subdivision conference had each member finish with at least five wins was in 1904 and 1905, when the Big Nine (now the Big Ten) had all of its members with at least five victories.

Justin Pugh, Jr., OT, Syracuse Enjoyed a breakout 2011 season, capped by AllBIG EAST First Team honors. .

Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

Matt Brown, Sr., RB, Temple Diminutive back rushed for 916 yards and six touchdowns behind NFL draft choice Bernard Pierce.

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW Bowling Trophies The BIG EAST has gone 23-11 in bowl games in the past five seasons. Year-By-Year Bowl Records (2006-11) Year W L Pct. 2006 5 0 1.000 2007 3 2 .600 2008 4 2 .667 2009 4 2 .667 2010 4 2 .667 2011 3 2 .600 On The National Stage BIG EAST representatives have won four of their last seven Bowl Championship Series games.

Paper Or Plastic The BIG EAST had three teams among the top four nationally in sacks in 2011. Cincinnati was second in the nation (3.46 per game), while Pittsburgh was third (3.31) and USF fourth (3.25). Ten Grand Connecticut running back Lyle McCombs became just the 10th BIG EAST freshman to surpass 1,000 rushing yards in a season (1,151). He is the first BIG EAST rookie to break 1,000 yards since Dion Lewis of Pittsburgh did it in 2009. Comprehensive Coverage Louisville allowed seven yards on punt returns in 2011.

Rising Stars Here are some BIG EAST players who could be poised for breakout seasons in 2012. Munchie Legaux, Jr., QB, Cincinnati Enters first full year as the starter after filling in for injured Zach Collaros last season. The last two regular starting QBs at Cincinnati have been All-BIG EAST First Team picks. Yawin Smallwood, So., LB, Connecticut Registered 94 tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception last year as a redshirt freshman. Chandler Whitmer, Jr., QB, Connecticut Junior college transfer who could step in as the starter in his first year with the Huskies.

Logjam Cincinnati, Louisville and West Virginia finished in a three-way tie for the BIG EAST Championship in 2011, marking the second straight year in which three teams tied for the conference title. Connecticut, Pittsburgh and West Virginia shared the championship in 2010.

Totally Offensive USF QB B.J. Daniels finished his junior year ranked eighth on the BIG EAST’s career total offense chart. Daniels has 7,992 yards of total offense, leaving him 2,883 yards behind former USF QB Matt Grothe, who holds the record with 10,875 yards.

What Do They Know? Louisville, which was picked seventh in the BIG EAST preseason media poll, became the lowest preseason selection to win a share of the conference title. Connecticut (in 2007) and Cincinnati (2008) both won BIG EAST titles after being picked fifth in the respective preseason polls.

A Change Would Do You Good The BIG EAST is scheduled to undergo the following membership changes in the coming years: 2012 Temple replaces West Virginia 2013 Boise State, UCF, Houston, Memphis, San Diego State and SMU join the conference 2015 Navy joins the conference

Eli Rogers, So., WR, Louisville Led the Cardinals with 41 receptions and was a yard shy of the team lead with 454 receiving yards as a true freshman.

This Sounds Familiar Cincinnati won a share of its third BIG EAST title in four years in the 2011 season.

What They Bring To The Table Each of the BIG EAST’s new members has played in at least one bowl game since the 2008 season.

Jawan Jamison, So., RB, Rutgers Emerged from a crowded backfield to finish with nearly half of the Scarlet Knights’ carries as a freshman. Rushed for 897 yards and nine TDs.

Teddy Bridgewater, So., QB, Louisville Stepped in as the starter after the third game of the season and earned unanimous BIG EAST Rookie of the Year honors. FWAA and Sporting News Freshman All-America pick.

Aaron Donald, Jr., DE, Pittsburgh Ranked second in the conference with 11 sacks on his way to All-BIG EAST Second Team honors last year.

Brandon Coleman, So., WR, Rutgers Big-play threat who averaged 32.5 yards per catch and had six touchdown receptions as a redshirt freshman. Sterling Griffin, Jr., WR, USF Had team highs with 43 receptions, 530 receiving yards and three touchdown catches in 2011. DeDe Lattimore, Jr., LB, USF Team’s leading tackler from last year (94) who leads a group of three returning starters at LB. Marcus Sales, Sr., WR, Syracuse Returns to the lineup after missing the 2011 season. Ended the 2010 campaign with a five-catch, 172-yard, three-touchdown performance against Kansas State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Dyshawn Davis, So., LB, Syracuse Led the Orange with 10.5 tackles for loss and had four sacks as a freshman.

Chris Coyer, Jr., QB, Temple Split time at QB last year and threw for six TDs and rushed for three more. Offensive MVP of the New Mexico Bowl.

Ray Graham of Pittsburgh and Khaseem Greene of Rutgers

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Levi Brown, Jr., DT, Temple Returning starter at nose tackle for a defense that ranked third nationally in scoring.


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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:...............................Whit Babcock Head Coach:..........................................Butch Jones Football Contact:................................. Ryan Koslen Phone:............................................. (513) 497-3132 Offensive System:.........................................Spread Defensive System:...................................... Multiple Lettermen Returning/Lost:............................ 43/21 Starters Returning/Lost:................................ 14/11

2012 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Thu., Sept. 6 PITTSBURGH (8 p.m., ESPN) Sat., Sept. 15 Delaware State (7 p.m., ESPN3) Sat., Sept. 29 vs. Virginia Tech 1 Sat., Oct. 6 Miami (Ohio) Sat., Oct. 13 Fordham Sat., Oct. 20 at Toledo Fri., Oct. 26 at LOUISVILLE (8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2) Sat., Nov. 3 SYRACUSE Sat., Nov. 10 at TEMPLE Sat., Nov. 17 RUTGERS Fri., Nov. 23 USF (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Sat., Dec. 1 at CONNECTICUT (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) 1 at FedEx Field, Landover, Md.

ON THE SIDELINE

Head Coach Butch Jones (Ferris State ’90)

2011 RECORD 10-3 overall 5-2 BIG EAST (tied, first)

Overall Record (Years) 41-24 (five years)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAY 25/21

Record at Cincinnati (Years) 14-11 (two years) ASSISTANT COACHES Steve Stripling........................... Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Mike Bajakian............................Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks John Jancek................................. Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Mark Elder...................................Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties Don Mahoney................................................................Offensive Line Shannon Morrison........................................................... Cornerbacks T.J. Weist................................Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator Dave Johnson......................................................................Tight Ends Roy Manning................................................................ Running Backs

RETURNING STARTERS Offense (5) Austen Bunjoch, OL Sean Hooey, OL Eric Lefeld, OL Anthony McClung, WR Kembrell Thompkins, WR

Defense (7) Maalik Bomar, LB Camerron Cheatham, CB Deven Drane, CB Drew Frey, S Dan Giordano, DL Walter Stewart, LB Nick Temple, LB

POSTSEASON Defeated Vanderbilt, 31-24, in AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Special Teams (2) Tony Miliano, K Pat O’Donnell, P

Dan Giordano

Munchie Legaux

Drew Frey

2011 RESULTS (10-3, 5-2 BIG EAST) Rank Offense

Date Opponent Result 9/3 Austin Peay (BIG EAST Network) W, 72-10 9/10 at Tennessee (ESPN2) L, 23-45 9/17 Akron (ESPN3) W, 59-14 9/22 North Carolina State (ESPN/ESPN3D) W, 44-14 10/1 at Miami (Ohio) (ESPN3) W, 27-0 10/15 LOUISVILLE 1 (BIG EAST Network) W, 25-16 10/22 at USF (BIG EAST Network) W, 37-34 11/5 at PITTSBURGH (ESPNU) W, 26-23 L, 21-24 11/12 WEST VIRGINIA 1 (ABC) 11/19 at RUTGERS (ESPNU) L, 3-20 11/26 at SYRACUSE (BIG EAST Network) W, 30-13 12/3 CONNECTICUT (ESPN) W, 35-27 12/31 vs. Vanderbilt 2 (ABC) W, 31-24 1 2

at Paul Brown Stadium AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tenn.

Attend. 23,282 94,207 24,991 28,431 16,408 40,971 44,248 49,362 48,152 47,447 38,159 27,930 57,103

Defense Cin Opp Rush Pass Total Passing TO Rush Pass Total TO -/- -/- 387 174 561 14-22-0 0 127 150 277 5 -/rv rv/rv 166 230 396 21-34-0 0 126 405 531 2 -/ -/- 164 178 342 13-21-0 1 129 220 349 6 -/- -/- 240 263 503 25-34-1 1 -26 348 322 3 -/- -/- 147 251 398 16-30-2 4 -3 267 264 2 rv/- -/- 178 152 330 18-26-1 1 70 201 271 1 rv/rv -/- 118 389 507 26-41-2 3 86 409 495 4 23/22 -/- 152 214 366 19-32-2 2 179 218 397 2 23/18 rv/rv 190 214 404 17-32-1 2 32 372 404 1 rv/rv rv/rv 67 158 225 12-31-1 2 203 182 385 0 rv/- -/- 189 179 368 15-25-0 0 170 203 373 1 rv/25 -/- 102 217 319 15-35-2 3 18 252 270 3 rv/24 -/- 221 80 301 12-29-2 2 127 168 295 3

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2011 STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING PEAD, Isaiah COLLAROS, Zach WINN, George Total Opponents

GP 13 10 13 13 13

Att 237 84 40 500 457

Gain 1338 360 220 2659 1748

Loss Net 79 1259 126 234 1 219 338 2321 509 1239

PASSING COLLAROS, Zach LEGAUX, Munchie LUALLEN, Jordan Total Opponents

G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD 10 131.79 166-272-10 61.0 1940 15 11 108.98 55-116-4 47.4 749 5 9 71.00 2-4-0 50.0 10 0 13 124.42 223-392-14 56.9 2699 20 13 124.26 291-483-16 60.2 3394 17

RECEIVING MCCLUNG, Anthony THOMPKINS, Kenbrell PEAD, Isaiah Total Opponents

G No. Yds Avg TD 13 49 683 13.9 6 13 44 536 12.2 2 13 39 319 8.2 3 13 223 2699 12.1 20 13 291 3394 11.7 17

PUNT RETURNS No. WOODS, DJ 11 PEAD, Isaiah 8 Total 26 Opponents 21

Yds 71 74 186 144

Avg TD 6.5 0 9.2 0 7.2 0 6.9 0

Long 24 34 34 40

KICK RETURNS No. ABERNATHY, Ralph David 39 Total 49 Opponents 72

Yds 1034 1181 1361

Avg TD 26.5 1 24.1 1 18.9 0

Long 90 90 42

Avg TD 5.3 12 2.8 8 5.5 2 4.6 28 2.7 10

Long 65 17 69 69 36

Avg/G 96.8 23.4 16.8 178.5 95.3

Lng Avg/G 72 194.0 69 68.1 9 1.1 72 207.6 87 261.1

Long Avg/G 36 52.5 44 41.2 69 24.5 72 207.6 87 261.1

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points MILIANO, Tony 0 17-25 47-50 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 98 PEAD, Isaiah 15 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 90 COLLAROS, Zach 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-2 0 0 48 MCCLUNG, Anthony 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 ROBINSON, Adrien 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0 20 Total 55 17-25 50-53 0-0 1 1-2 0 0 433 Opponents 29 20-25 28-28 0-0 1 1-1 0 0 264

FIELD GOALS MILIANO, Tony

G Plays Rush Pass Total 10 356 234 1940 2174 13 237 1259 0 1259 11 157 185 749 934 13 892 2321 2699 5020 13 940 1239 3394 4633

Avg/G 217.4 96.8 84.9 386.2 356.4

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg 17-25 68.0 0-0 7-7 2-6 8-12 0-0 48

PUNTING No. O’DONNELL, Pat 63 Total 64 Opponents 80

Yds 2760 2790 3133

Avg 43.8 43.6 39.2

Long TB 76 8 76 8 61 7

ALL PURPOSE PEAD, Isaiah ABERNATHY, Ralph David MCCLUNG, Anthony WOODS, DJ THOMPKINS, Kenbrell Total Opponents

G Rush Rec PR 13 1259 319 74 13 38 -4 0 13 4 683 0 13 36 450 71 13 0 536 0 13 2321 2699 186 13 1239 3394 144

DEFENSE SCHAFFER, JK FREY, Drew RICHARDSON, Wesley WOLFE, Derek BOMAR, Maalik Total Opponents

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

Returning players in italics

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Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds 51 63 114 12.5-46 43 30 73 2.5-7 37 34 71 . 37 33 70 21.5-96 29 31 60 3.5-8 532 448 980 111-482 519 357 876 85.0-317

FC I20 9 26 9 26 25 17

KOR IR Tot 0 0 1652 1034 0 1068 0 0 687 0 0 557 0 0 536 1181 244 6631 1361 142 6280 Sacks Int PBU 4.0-26 3-41 6 . 2-15 8 . 1-0 4 9.5-66 . 1 1.0-3 . 3 46-325 16-244 52 21-153 14-142 44

Blk 4

Blkd 0 1 0 Avg/G 127.1 82.2 52.8 42.8 41.2 510.1 483.1 H FR-Yds FF 1 2-17 3 2 . . . . 1 6 2-0 2 2 2-54 . 29 17-64 20 25 7-0 8

Maalik Bomar

TOTAL OFFENSE COLLAROS, Zach PEAD, Isaiah LEGAUX, Munchie Total Opponents

STORYLINES Cincinnati has won at least a share of the BIG EAST title three times in the last four years. The Bearcats will have to replace last year’s BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year — RB Isaiah Pead — and the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year — DT Derek Wolfe. Blk Saf . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 6 .

QB Munchie Legaux, who came off the bench last season, is expected to take over for Zach Collaros, a two-time All-BIG EAST selection. Cincinnati returns three of its four starters in the defensive secondary, highlighted by SS Drew Frey, an All-BIG EAST First Team selection. Frey was second on the team in tackles and had two interceptions in the 2011 season.


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Connecticut Huskies AT A GLANCE

Location: ............................................. Storrs, Conn. Enrollment: ..................................................30,525 Nickname: .................................................. Huskies Colors: ......................... National Flag Blue & White Web site: ..................................UConnHuskies.com Stadium: ........................................ Rentschler Field Stadium Capacity:.........................................40,000 Surface: ............................................. Natural Grass President: ..................................... Dr. Susan Herbst Athletic Director: .............................Warde Manuel Head Coach: ...................................Paul Pasqualoni Football Contact: ................................ Mike Enright Phone:............................................. (860) 486-3531 Offensive System: ..................................... Multiple Defensive System: ..............................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: ........................... 29/20 Starters Returning/Lost: ................................. 15/9

2012 SCHEDULE

ON THE SIDELINE

Head Coach Paul Pasqualoni (Penn State ’72)

2011 RECORD 5-7 overall 3-4 BIG EAST (sixth)

Overall Record (Years) 140-79-1 (20 years)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAY nr/nr

Record at Connecticut (Years) 5-7 (one year) ASSISTANT COACHES George DeLeone.......................Offensive Cooridnator/Offensive Line 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 Shane Day.......................................................................Quarterbacks Mike Foley.....................................................................Offensive Line Darrell Perkins.........................................................................Safeties Jon Wholley...................................................................... Linebackers

POSTSEASON None

Date Opponent Thu., Aug. 30 Sat., Sept. 8 Sat., Sept. 15 Sat., Sept. 22 Sat., Sept. 29 Sat., Oct. 6 Sat., Oct. 13 Fri., Oct. 19 Sat., Nov. 3 Fri., Nov. 9 Sat., Nov. 24 Sat., Dec. 1

Massachusetts (7:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network) NC State (Noon, BIG EAST Network) at Maryland (12:30 p.m., ACC Network) at Western Michigan (2 p.m., ESPN3) Buffalo (Noon, BIG EAST Network) at RUTGERS TEMPLE at SYRACUSE (8 p.m., ESPN) at USF PITTSBURGH (8 p.m., ESPN2) at LOUISVILLE CINCINNATI (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

RETURNING STARTERS Offense (6) Kevin Friend, OT Steve Greene, OG Ryan Griffin, TE Adam Masters, OG Lyle McCombs, RB Johnny McEntee, QB

Defense (8) Ty-Meer Brown, S Dwayne Gratz, CB Jory Johnson, LB Byron Jones, S Jesse Joseph, DE Sio Moore, LB Yawin Smallwood, LB Trevardo Williams, DE

Special Teams (1) Cole Wagner, P

Trevardo Williams

Johnny McEntee

Sio Moore

2011 RESULTS (5-7, 3-4 BIG EAST) Rank Offense Date Opponent Result 9/3 Fordham (ESPN3) W, 35-3 9/10 at Vanderbilt (CSS) L, 21-24 9/16 Iowa State (ESPN2) L, 20-24 9/24 at Buffalo (BIG EAST Network) W, 17-3 10/1 Western Michigan (BIG EAST Network) L, 31-38 10/8 at WEST VIRGINIA (BIG EAST Network) L, 16-43 10/15 USF (BIG EAST Network) W, 16-10 10/26 at PITTSBURGH (ESPN) L, 20-35 11/5 SYRACUSE (ESPNU) W, 28-21 11/19 LOUISVILLE (BIG EAST Network) L, 20-34 11/26 RUTGERS (ESPN2) W, 40-22 12/3 at CINCINNATI (ESPN) L, 27-35

Attend. 34,562 32,119 37,195 18,215 36,648 56,179 37,162 40,219 38,769 34,483 37,857 27,930

Defense Conn Opp Rush Pass Total Passing TO Rush Pass Total TO -/- -/- 206 228 434 12-21-1 1 20 149 169 1 -/- -/- 89 104 193 11-29-3 4 118 141 259 3 -/- -/rv 112 231 343 15-36-1 3 101 240 341 3 -/- -/- 80 213 293 12-22-0 0 126 193 319 1 -/- -/- 151 300 451 22-39-0 1 11 479 490 2 -/- 16/19 82 193 275 21-37-0 1 72 469 541 2 -/- rv/rv 118 135 253 14-25-0 2 175 164 339 4 -/- -/- 114 202 316 18-34-0 0 96 433 529 0 -/- -/- 198 113 311 8-14-2 5 90 275 365 3 -/- -/- 76 253 329 18-45-1 2 126 173 299 3 -/- rv/rv 178 112 290 11-17-0 1 -9 439 430 6 -/- rv/25 18 252 270 20-40-1 3 102 217 319 3

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2011 STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING McCOMBS, Lyle McCUMMINGS, Scott JEAN-LOUIS, Jonathan Total Opponents

GP 12 12 11 12 12

Att 275 74 23 466 385

PASSING McENTEE, Johnny NEBRICH, Mike McCUMMINGS, Scott Total Opponents

G Effic 12 111.30 8 62.83 12 247.88 12 113.21 12 132.37

RECEIVING MOORE, Isiah MOORE, Kashif GRIFFIN, Ryan Total Opponents

G No. 12 43 12 41 12 33 12 182 12 248

Gain 1244 327 88 1843 1492

Loss Net 93 1151 42 285 9 79 421 1422 464 1028

Cmp-Att-Int Pct 172-335-8 51.3 5-14-1 35.7 5-10-0 50.0 182-359-9 50.7 248-429-18 57.8 Yds 566 604 499 2336 3372

Avg TD 4.2 7 3.9 5 3.4 0 3.1 13 2.7 11

Yds TD 2110 12 69 0 157 2 2336 14 3372 22

Avg TD 13.2 0 14.7 5 15.1 3 12.8 14 13.6 22

Lng 64 21 55 64 92

Long 41 62 55 64 92

Avg/G 47.2 50.3 41.6 194.7 281.0

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

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 65 18 11 65 48

Avg/G 95.9 23.8 7.2 118.5 85.7

Avg/G 175.8 8.6 13.1 194.7 281.0

PUNT RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long WILLIAMS, Nick 22 123 5.6 0 36 Total 23 132 5.7 1 36 Opponents 33 214 6.5 0 18 Yds Avg TD Long 920 24.9 0 61 1039 24.2 0 61 1139 24.2 1 100

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv TEGGART, David 0 22-28 29-30 0-0 0 McCOMBS, Lyle 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 MOORE, Kashif 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 McCUMMINGS, Scott 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 GRIFFIN, Ryan 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 Total 32 22-28 29-30 0-0 2 Opponents 38 9-16 35-35 0-0 0 TOTAL OFFENSE McENTEE, Johnny McCOMBS, Lyle Total Opponents FIELD GOALS TEGGART, David

G Plays Rush Pass Total 12 390 -148 2110 1962 12 275 1151 0 1151 12 825 1422 2336 3758 12 814 1028 3372 4400

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Points 95 48 36 30 20 291 292

Avg/G 163.5 95.9 313.2 366.7

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg 22-28 78.6 1-1 5-5 4-4 8-14 4-4 53

PUNTING No. WAGNER, Cole 80 Total 80 Opponents 74

Yds 3288 3288 3029

Avg 41.1 41.1 40.9

Long TB 63 5 63 5 67 5

ALL PURPOSE McCOMBS, Lyle WILLIAMS, Nick MOORE, Kashif MOORE, Isiah GRIFFIN, Ryan Total Opponents

G Rush Rec PR 12 1151 172 0 12 3 236 123 12 25 604 0 12 0 566 0 12 0 499 0 12 1422 2336 132 12 1028 3372 214

DEFENSE JOHNSON, Jory SMALLWOOD, Yawin MOORE, Sio JUNIOR, Jerome GRATZ, Dwayne Total Opponents

G 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

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Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds 45 52 97 7.0-24 36 58 94 2.5-8 55 31 86 16.0-58 30 30 60 1.5-9 35 18 53 4.5-12 442 402 844 87-368 453 394 847 86.0-363

FC I20 29 21 29 21 16 25

KOR IR Tot 0 0 1323 920 0 1282 0 0 629 0 0 566 0 0 499 1039 168 5097 1139 120 5873 Sacks Int PBU . 2-28 4 1.5-5 1-28 3 6.5-40 3--2 6 0.5-3 1-12 6 . 3-32 4 35-224 18-168 54 41-257 9-120 41

Blk 1

Blkd 0 0 1 Avg/G 110.2 106.8 52.4 47.2 41.6 424.8 489.4 H FR-Yds FF . 2-0 1 1 2-64 1 3 1-0 2 . 1-0 1 . 1-14 1 19 12-97 10 18 14-119 16

Lyle McCombs

KICK RETURNS No. WILLIAMS, Nick 37 Total 43 Opponents 47

STORYLINES Connecticut returns three quarterbacks who saw significant playing time in 2011, including Johnny McEntee and Scott McCummings, who both played in all 12 games.

Blk Saf . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 2 1

RB Lyle McCombs rushed for 1,151 yards as a freshman last season — the fourth-highest total by a first-year player in BIG EAST history. All-BIG EAST Second Team DE Trevardo Williams leads a defense that returns eight starters from last year. All three starting linebackers return. The Huskies will miss the production of K David Teggart, who is the school’s career scoring leader. K Chad Christen, who has been the kickoff specialist for the past two seasons, is expected to take over as the placekicker.


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Louisville Cardinals AT A GLANCE

Location: ........................................ Louisville, Ky. Enrollment: ............................................. 23,000 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: ...................... 46/14 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................ 17/7

2012 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Sun., Sept. 2 Kentucky (3:30 p.m., ESPN) Sat., Sept. 8 Missouri State Sat., Sept. 15 North Carolina (3:30 p.m., ABC) Sat., Sept. 22 at Florida Intl. (7 p.m., ESPNU/ESPN3) Sat., Sept. 29 at Southern Mississippi Sat., Oct. 13 at PITTSBURGH Sat., Oct. 20 USF Fri., Oct. 26 CINCINNATI (8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2) Sat., Nov. 3 TEMPLE Sat., Nov. 10 at SYRACUSE Sat., Nov. 24 CONNECTICUT Thu., Nov. 29 at RUTGERS (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

ON THE SIDELINE

Head Coach Charlie Strong (Central Arkansas ’82) Overall Record (Years) 14-13 (two full years)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAY nr/nr

Record at Louisville (Years) 14-12 (two years) ASSISTANT COACHES Vance Bedford................................................. Defensive Coordinator Shawn Watson...........................Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Dave Borbely.................................................................Offensive Line Kenny Carter......................................... Running Backs/Special Teams Ron Dugans..................................................................Wide Receivers Clint Hurtt............................... Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator Brian Jean-Mary............................................................... Linebackers Sherrone Moore..................................................................Tight Ends Tommy Restivo................................................................... Secondary

RETURNING STARTERS Offense (8) Mario Benevides, C Teddy Bridgewater, QB Michaelee Harris, WR Alex Kupper, OT John Miller, OG DeVante Parker, WR Andrell Smith, WR Jake Smith, OG

2011 RECORD 7-6 overall 5-2 BIG EAST (tied, first)

Defense (9) Daniel Brown, LB Preston Brown, LB B.J. Dubose, DE Brandon Dunn, DT Andrew Johnson, CB Deiontrez Mount, DE Roy Philon, DT Calvin Pryor, S Hakeem Smith, S

POSTSEASON Lost to North Carolina State 31-24 in Belk Bowl

Special Teams (0)

Hakeem Smith

Michaelee Harris

Daniel Brown

2011 RESULTS (7-6, 5-2 BIG EAST) Rank Offense

Date Opponent Result 9/1 Murray State (ESPNU) W, 21-9 9/9 Florida International (ESPN) L, 17-24 9/17 at Kentucky (ESPNU) W, 24-17 10/1 Marshall (BIG EAST Network) L, 13-17 10/8 at North Carolina (ESPN2) L, 7-14 10/15 at CINCINNATI 1 (BIG EAST Network) L, 16-25 10/21 RUTGERS (ESPN2) W, 16-14 10/29 SYRACUSE (BIG EAST Network) W, 27-10 11/5 at WEST VIRGINIA (BIG EAST Network) W, 38-35 11/12 PITTSBURGH (BIG EAST Network) L, 14-21 11/19 at CONNECTICUT (BIG EAST Network) W, 34-20 11/25 at USF (ESPN2) W, 34-24 12/27 vs. North Carolina State 2 (ESPN) L, 24-31 1 2

Attend. 46,157 47,228 68,170 53,267 51,500 40,971 48,435 44,817 57,287 51,321 34,483 33,416 58,427

Defense Lou Opp Rush Pass Total Passing TO Rush Pass Total TO -/- -/- 159 226 385 17-33-1 4 143 148 291 3 -/- -/- 83 363 446 32-45-1 1 45 248 293 0 -/- -/- 181 146 327 12-22-0 0 35 255 290 1 -/- -/- 60 221 281 20-29-2 2 117 236 353 0 -/- -/rv 100 173 273 19-31-1 1 86 178 264 2 -/- rv/- 70 201 271 19-32-1 0 178 152 330 1 -/- rv/rv 187 122 309 10-18-1 1 91 207 298 3 -/- rv/rv 145 198 343 17-24-0 1 84 162 246 0 -/- 24/21 105 246 351 21-27-1 1 123 410 533 2 -/- -/- 115 165 280 18-26-1 2 200 196 396 2 -/- -/- 126 173 299 15-23-1 3 76 253 329 2 -/- -/- 132 241 373 19-28-0 1 64 247 311 3 rv/- -/- 117 274 391 24-43-3 3 65 264 329 3

at Paul Brown Stadium Belk Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2011 STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING ANDERSON, Victor BROWN, Dominique WRIGHT, Jeremy Total Opponents

GP 12 12 12 13 13

Att 114 140 73 466 435

PASSING BRIDGEWATER, Teddy STEIN, Will Total Opponents

G Effic 13 132.44 6 141.17 13 134.02 13 129.69

RECEIVING ROGERS, Eli HARRIS, Michaelee CHICHESTER, Josh ANDERSON, Victor BELLAMY, Josh PARKER, DeVante Total Opponents

G No. 12 41 12 37 13 28 12 28 13 24 11 18 13 243 13 253

Gain 564 588 357 1988 1735

Loss Net 25 539 55 533 23 334 408 1580 428 1307

Cmp-Att-Int Pct 191-296-12 64.5 52-84-1 61.9 243-381-13 63.8 253-422-10 60.0 Yds 454 455 393 232 280 291 2749 2956

Avg TD 4.7 3 3.8 4 4.6 1 3.4 13 3.0 11

Yds TD 2129 14 620 5 2749 19 2956 20

Avg TD 11.1 1 12.3 2 14.0 2 8.3 1 11.7 2 16.2 6 11.3 19 11.7 20

Lng 58 39 58 83

Long 58 44 31 41 53 42 58 83

Avg/G 37.8 37.9 30.2 19.3 21.5 26.5 211.5 227.4

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

DXP 0 0 0 0 0

Long 61 55 29 61 50

Avg/G 44.9 44.4 27.8 121.5 100.5

Avg/G 163.8 103.3 211.5 227.4

PUNT RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long RADCLIFF, Scott 9 40 4.4 0 30 ROGERS, Eli 8 54 6.8 0 30 Total 19 94 4.9 0 30 Opponents 13 7 0.5 0 6 Yds 425 276 1085 1016

Avg TD 23.6 0 30.7 1 23.6 1 24.8 0

Long 58 100 100 62

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv PHILPOTT, Chris 0 12-18 33-35 0-0 0 PARKER, DeVante 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 BROWN, Dominique 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 Total 36 12-18 33-35 0-0 0 Opponents 33 10-17 31-32 0-0 1 TOTAL OFFENSE BRIDGEWATER, Teddy STEIN, Will Total Opponents FIELD GOALS PHILPOTT, Chris

G Plays Rush Pass Total 13 385 66 2129 2195 6 108 6 620 626 13 847 1580 2749 4329 13 857 1307 2956 4263

Saf 0 0 0 0 0

Points 69 36 30 285 261

Avg/G 168.8 104.3 333.0 327.9

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg 12-18 66.7 1-1 1-1 6-8 2-5 2-3 52

Blk 0

PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd BLESER, Josh 45 1726 38.4 53 3 18 17 1 PHILPOTT, Chris 25 923 36.9 67 0 11 6 0 Total 71 2649 37.3 67 3 29 23 1 Opponents 75 2837 37.8 59 8 21 21 2 ALL PURPOSE ANDERSON, Victor WRIGHT, Jeremy BROWN, Dominique ROGERS, Eli Total Opponents

G Rush Rec PR 12 539 232 0 12 334 27 0 12 533 98 0 12 0 454 54 13 1580 2749 94 13 1307 2956 7

DEFENSE HEYMAN, Dexter SMITH, Hakeem BROWN, Preston EVANS, Mike BUSHELL, Adrian Total Opponents

G 13 13 13 13 10 13 13

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Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds 56 34 90 16.0-61 59 25 84 4.0-19 52 32 84 5.0-17 34 17 51 2.5-4 38 12 50 2.5-17 518 272 790 92-407 521 324 845 97.0-373

KOR IR Tot 152 0 923 425 0 786 12 0 643 0 0 508 1085 115 5623 1016 165 5451 Sacks Int PBU 4.5-34 3-18 1 . 1-9 9 1.5-10 . . . 2-63 3 . 1-0 3 33-256 10-115 34 41-232 13-165 32

STORYLINES Louisville returns nine starters from a defense that was 23rd nationally in total defense and 10th nationally in rushing defense last year.

Avg/G 76.9 65.5 53.6 42.3 432.5 419.3 H FR-Yds FF . . 1 . 1-0 3 . . . . 1-0 . . . 1 4 10-36 14 14 8-0 6

Teddy Bridgewater

KICK RETURNS No. WRIGHT, Jeremy 18 BUSHELL, Adrian 9 Total 46 Opponents 41

The Cardinals return two All-BIG EAST First Team selections on defense — S Hakeem Smith and CB Adrian Bushell. Blk Saf . . . . . . . . 2 . 4 . 3 .

QB Teddy Bridgewater, who started the last 10 games of the season, was the unanimous choice as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year last season. C Mario Benevides (34 career starts) leads a veteran offensive line that has two players who started all 13 games last season (OT Alex Kupper and OG Jake Smith).


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Pittsburgh Panthers AT A GLANCE

Location: ......................................Pittsburgh, Pa. Enrollment: ............................................. 28,766 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: ..................................... Paul Chryst Football Contact: ........................... E.J. Borghetti Phone:........................................ (412) 648-8240 Offensive System: ................................Pro Style Defensive System: .........................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: ...................... 52/19 Starters Returning/Lost: .......................... 14/10

2012 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Sat., Sept. 1 Youngstown State (6 p.m., ESPN3) Thu., Sept. 6 at CINCINNATI (8 p.m., ESPN) Sat., Sept. 15 Virginia Tech (Noon, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU) Sat., Sept. 22 Gardner-Webb (3:30 p.m., ESPN3) Fri., Oct. 5 at SYRACUSE (7 p.m., ESPN) Sat., Oct. 13 LOUISVILLE Sat., Oct. 20 at Buffalo (3:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network) Sat., Oct. 27 TEMPLE Sat., Nov. 3 at Notre Dame (3:30 p.m., NBC) Fri., Nov. 9 at CONNECTICUT (8 p.m., ESPN2) Sat., Nov. 24 RUTGERS Sat., Dec. 1 at USF (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

ON THE SIDELINE

Head Coach Paul Chryst (Wisconsin ’88)

2011 RECORD 6-7 overall 4-3 BIG EAST (tied, fourth)

Overall Record (Years) 0-0 (first year)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAY nr/nr

Record at Pittsburgh (Years) 0-0 (first year) ASSISTANT COACHES Joe Rudolph....................................Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends Dave Huxtable................................................. Defensive Coordinator Brooks Bollinger.............................................................Quarterbacks Inoke Breckterfield....................................................... Defensive Line Bobby Engram.............................................................Wide Receivers Chris Haering.................................................................... Linebackers Matt House......................................................................... Secondary Jim Hueber....................................................................Offensive Line Desmond Robinson...................................................... Running Backs

RETURNING STARTERS Offense (8) Hubie Graham, TE Ray Graham, RB Chris Jacobson, OG Ryan Schlieper, OG Mike Shanahan, WR Devin Street, WR Tino Sunseri, QB Ryan Turnley, C

Ray Graham

Defense (4) Aaron Donald, DE Jarred Holley, FS Andrew Taglianetti, SS K’Waun Williams, CB

POSTSEASON Lost to SMU 28-6 in BBVA Compass Bowl

Special Teams (2) Kevin Harper, K Matt Yoklic, P

Jarred Holley

Mike Shanahan

2011 RESULTS (8-5, 5-2 BIG EAST) Rank Offense

Date Opponent Result 9/3 Buffalo (ESPN3) W, 35-10 9/10 Maine (ESPN3) W, 35-29 9/17 at Iowa (ESPN2) L, 27-31 9/24 Notre Dame (ABC) L, 12-15 9/29 USF (ESPN/ESPN3D) W, 44-17 10/8 at RUTGERS (ESPNU) L, 10-34 10/15 Utah (ESPNU) L, 14-26 10/26 CONNECTICUT (ESPN) W, 35-20 11/5 CINCINNATI (ESPNU) L, 23-26 11/12 at LOUISVILLE (BIG EAST Network) W, 21-14 11/25 at WEST VIRGINIA (ESPN) L, 20-21 12/3 SYRACUSE (ESPN2) W, 33-20 1/7 vs. SMU 1 (ESPN) L, 6-28 1

Defense Attend. Pitt Opp Rush Pass Total Passing TO Rush Pass Total TO 48,359 rv/rv -/- 231 179 410 16-28-0 1 127 276 403 1 41,230 rv/- -/- 124 257 381 26-42-2 2 37 334 371 0 70,585 -/- -/- 137 285 422 24-32-2 3 76 399 475 1 65,050 -/- rv/rv 103 165 268 22-32-0 0 182 216 398 2 40,025 -/- 16/14 307 216 523 22-33-0 1 202 223 425 2 46,079 rv/rv -/- 140 131 271 16-33-4 4 97 271 271 1 43,719 -/- -/- 70 50 120 9-30-2 3 124 127 251 0 40,219 -/- -/- 96 433 529 30-43-0 0 114 202 316 0 49,362 -/- 23/22 179 218 397 24-38-1 2 152 214 366 2 51,321 -/- -/- 200 196 396 16-23-0 2 115 165 280 2 60,932 -/- rv/23 159 137 296 12-23-1 1 113 244 357 3 40,058 -/- -/- 74 259 333 25-35-1 1 120 225 345 6 29,726 -/- -/- 10 200 210 21-32-1 2 75 240 315 1

BBVA Compass Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2011 STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING GRAHAM,Ray BROWN,Zach BENNETT,Isaac Total Opponents

GP 8 12 6 13 13

Att 164 82 58 518 465

PASSING SUNSERI,Tino ANDERSON,Trey Total Opponents

G Effic 13 124.09 4 32.18 13 118.23 13 126.11

RECEIVING STREET,Devin SHANAHAN,Mike GRAHAM,Ray GRAHAM,Hubie Total Opponents

G No. 13 53 13 39 8 30 13 28 13 263 13 273

Gain 991 357 241 2372 1930

Loss Net 33 958 21 336 4 237 548 1824 410 1520

Cmp-Att-Int Pct 247-385-11 64.2 12-33-3 36.4 263-426-14 61.7 273-448-8 60.9 Yds 754 493 200 325 2727 3038

Avg TD 5.8 9 4.1 5 4.1 2 3.5 21 3.3 17

Yds TD 2616 10 55 0 2727 12 3038 16

Avg TD 14.2 2 12.6 4 6.7 0 11.6 3 10.4 12 11.1 16

Long 66 27 15 29 66 63

Lng 66 14 66 63

Long 75 36 20 75 79

Avg/G 119.8 28.0 39.5 140.3 116.9

Avg/G 201.2 13.8 209.8 233.7

Avg/G 58.0 37.9 25.0 25.0 209.8 233.7

PUNT RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long JONES,Ronald 14 93 6.6 0 22 Total 27 165 6.1 1 22 Opponents 18 85 4.7 0 36 KICK RETURNS No. JACKSON,Buddy 23 DAVIS,Corey 17 Total 52 Opponents 55

Yds 543 359 1117 1009

Avg TD 23.6 1 21.1 0 21.5 1 18.3 0

Long 98 36 98 73

TOTAL OFFENSE SUNSERI,Tino GRAHAM,Ray BROWN,Zach BENNETT,Isaac JONES,Ronald Total Opponents FIELD GOALS HARPER,Kevin

G Plays Rush Pass Total 13 539 86 2616 2702 8 164 958 0 958 12 82 336 0 336 6 58 237 0 237 12 17 67 51 118 13 944 1824 2727 4551 13 913 1520 3038 4558

Avg/G 207.8 119.8 28.0 39.5 9.8 350.1 350.6

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg 21-31 67.7 0-0 6-7 8-10 6-11 1-3 52

PUNTING No. YOKLIC,Matt 62 Total 72 Opponents 81

Yds 2554 2848 3280

Avg 41.2 39.6 40.5

Long TB 58 5 58 7 62 8

ALL PURPOSE GRAHAM,Ray STREET,Devin JACKSON,Buddy Total Opponents

G Rush Rec PR 8 958 200 0 13 25 754 0 13 0 0 0 13 1824 2727 165 13 1520 3038 85

DEFENSE GRUDER,Max HOLLEY,Jarred WILLIAMS,K’Waun ALECXIH,Chas ROBERTS,Tristan Total Opponents

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

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Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds 58 58 116 8.5-22 40 27 67 5.0-27 49 15 64 5.0-12 32 26 58 15.5-61 32 25 57 2.0-3 537 366 903 98-420 598 363 961 110.0-530

FC I20 23 21 24 25 22 28

KOR IR Tot 35 0 1193 0 0 779 543 0 543 1117 116 5949 1009 178 5830 Sacks Int PBU 0.5-4 . 3 2.0-15 1-26 3 0.5-2 1-5 6 6.5-43 1-47 4 . . . 43-270 8-116 47 63-418 14-178 41

Blk 0

Blkd 1 1 1

STORYLINES RB Ray Graham was the BIG EAST rushing leader — and ranked second nationally (134.1 ypg) — until he suffered a knee injury in the eighth game of the 2011 season.

Avg/G 149.1 59.9 41.8 457.6 448.5 H FR-Yds FF 4 . . . . 1 1 1-0 3 5 . 2 2 2-0 . 51 13-20 12 53 7-0 16

Tino Sunseri

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points HARPER,Kevin 0 21-31 32-33 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 95 GRAHAM,Ray 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 54 BROWN,Zach 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30 SHANAHAN,Mike 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0 26 SUNSERI,Tino 4 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 1-1 0 0 26 Total 36 21-31 32-33 1-2 1 1-1 0 0 315 Opponents 35 17-21 32-32 1-1 1 1-2 0 0 297

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QB Tino Sunseri has started Pittsburgh’s last 26 games behind center. He should benefit from the return of Pittsburgh’s top two receivers from last year — WR Devin Street and WR Mike Shanahan. The Panthers will move to a 4-3 base defense in 2012 after playing a 3-4 scheme last year. FS Jared Holley was an All-BIG EAST First Team selection last year and was chosen to the Second Team in 2010.


2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Rutgers Scarlet Knights AT A GLANCE

Location: .............................New Brunswick, N.J. Enrollment: ............................................. 37,364 Nickname: .................................. Scarlet Knights Colors: ......................... Scarlet, Black and White Web site: ............................. ScarletKnights.com Stadium: ...............High Point Solutions Stadium Stadium Capacity: ................................... 52,454 Surface:................................................ Field Turf President: ...................Dr. Richard L. McCormick Athletic Director: ............................ Tim Pernetti Head Coach: .......................................Kyle Flood Football Contact: ............................. Jason Baum Offensive System: ................................Pro Style Defensive System: .........................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: ...................... 43/14 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................ 15/9

2012 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Sat., Sept. 1 at Tulane Sat., Sept. 8 Howard (3:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network) Thu., Sept. 13 at USF (7:30 p.m., ESPN) Sat., Sept. 22 at Arkansas Sat., Oct. 6 CONNECTICUT Sat., Oct. 13 SYRACUSE Sat., Oct. 20 at TEMPLE Sat., Oct. 27 Kent State (3:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network) Sat., Nov. 10 Army Sat., Nov. 17 at CINCINNATI (Noon, BIG EAST Network) Sat., Nov. 24 at PITTSBURGH Thu., Nov. 29 LOUISVILLE (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

ON THE SIDELINE

Head Coach Kyle Flood (Iona ’93)

2011 RECORD 9-4 overall 4-3 BIG EAST (tied, fourth)

Overall Record (Years) 0-0 (first year)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAY rv/rv

Record at Rutgers (Years) 0-0 (first year) ASSISTANT COACHES Dave Brock..............................Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Robb Smith.................................... Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Dave Cohen...................................................................... Linebackers Darnell Dinkins....................................................................Tight Ends Jim Panagos.................................................................. Defensive Line Joe Rossi................... Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Assistant Rob Spence.....................................................................Quarterbacks Norries Wilson.............................................................. Running Backs Damian Wroblewski......................................................Offensive Line

RETURNING STARTERS Offense (6) Andre Civil, OT Chas Dodd, QB Mark Harrison, WR Jawan Jamison, RB Kaleb Johnson, OT D.C. Jefferson, TE

Jawan Jamison

Defense (8) Steve Beauharnais, LB Khaseem Greene, LB Duron Harmon, SS Brandon Jones, CB Michael Larrow, DE Jamal Merrell, LB Logan Ryan, CB Scott Vallone, DT

POSTSEASON Defeated Iowa State 27-13 in New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Special Teams (1) Justin Doerner, P

Steve Beauharnais

Logan Ryan

2011 RESULTS (9-4, 4-3 BIG EAST) Rank Offense

Date Opponent Result 9/1 North Carolina Central (ESPN3) W, 48-0 9/10 at North Carolina (SNY/ACC Network) L, 22-24 9/24 Ohio (ESPN3) W, 38-26 10/1 at SYRACUSE (BIG EAST Network) 2ot W, 19-16 10/8 PITTSBURGH (ESPNU) W, 34-10 10/15 Navy (ESPN3) W, 21-20 10/21 at LOUISVILLE (ESPN2) L, 14-16 10/29 WEST VIRGINIA (ABC) L, 31-41 11/5 USF (ESPN3) ot W, 20-17 11/12 at Army 1 (CBS SN) W, 27-12 11/19 CINCINNATI (ESPNU) W, 20-3 11/26 at CONNECTICUT (ESPN2) L, 22-40 12/30 vs. Iowa State 2 (ESPN) W, 27-13 1 2

at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y. New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, N.Y.

Defense Attend. Rut Opp Rush Pass Total Passing TO Rush Pass Total TO 40,061 -/- -/- 137 210 347 15-34-1 1 8 112 120 4 53,000 -/- -/- 1 243 244 25-47-0 0 132 273 405 5 41,388 -/- -/rv 159 251 410 22-35-1 2 65 339 404 4 42,152 -/- -/- 38 297 302 29-57-1 4 126 169 295 5 46,079 -/- rv/rv 97 174 271 11-24-0 1 140 131 271 4 47,138 -/rv -/- 152 271 423 23-31-2 3 162 143 305 2 48,435 rv/rv -/- 91 207 298 18-33-3 3 187 122 309 1 47,303 rv/rv 25/24 151 235 386 18-47-2 4 210 218 428 1 36,911 -/- -/- -7 235 228 22-41-1 2 221 160 381 2 30,028 -/- -/- 118 196 314 17-27-2 2 228 77 305 0 47,447 rv/rv rv/rv 203 182 385 21-35-0 0 67 158 225 2 37,857 rv/rv -/- -9 439 430 22-40-3 6 178 112 290 1 38,328 -/rv -/- 173 196 369 13-24-0 0 91 220 311 3

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2011 STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING JAMISON, Jawan DEERING, Jeremy HUGGINS, Savon MARTINEK, Joe Total Opponents

GP 12 12 9 13 13 13

Att 231 47 56 24 461 476

Gain 996 180 169 126 1725 2267

Loss Net 99 897 11 169 23 146 3 123 454 1271 458 1809

Avg TD 3.9 9 3.6 0 2.6 5 5.1 0 2.8 14 3.8 17

PASSING DODD, Chas NOVA, Gary Total Opponents

G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD 9 118.46 139-245-7 56.7 1574 10 10 116.63 116-227-9 51.1 1553 11 13 117.21 256-475-16 53.9 3136 21 13 101.57 184-355-19 51.8 2240 8

RECEIVING SANU, Mohamed PRATT, Quron MARTINEK, Joe COLEMAN, Brandon HARRISON, Mark Total Opponents

G No. Yds Avg TD 13 115 1206 10.5 7 13 32 327 10.2 1 13 27 262 9.7 1 13 17 552 32.5 6 12 14 274 19.6 2 13 256 3136 12.2 21 13 184 2240 12.2 8

Long 56 19 26 21 56 80

Avg/G 74.8 14.1 16.2 9.5 97.8 139.2

Lng Avg/G 86 174.9 92 155.3 92 241.2 66 172.3

Long Avg/G 32 92.8 21 25.2 60 20.2 92 42.5 45 22.8 92 241.2 66 172.3

PUNT RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long SANU, Mohamed 12 55 4.6 0 18 Total 16 104 6.5 1 32 Opponents 23 137 6.0 0 30 KICK RETURNS No. DEERING, Jeremy 17 THOMAS, Jordan 16 Total 38 Opponents 57

Yds 530 310 879 1329

Avg TD 31.2 1 19.4 0 23.1 1 23.3 0

Long 98 31 98 59

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv TE, San San 0 20-31 37-38 0-0 0 JAMISON, Jawan 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 SANU, Mohamed 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 COLEMAN, Brandon 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 HUGGINS, Savon 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 Total 41 20-31 37-38 0-0 0 Opponents 28 16-25 22-27 0-1 0

FIELD GOALS TE, San San

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 97 54 42 36 30 343 238

G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G 9 272 -67 1574 1507 167.4 10 250 -114 1553 1439 143.9 13 936 1271 3136 4407 339.0 13 831 1809 2240 4049 311.5 FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg 20-31 64.5 2-2 6-9 5-6 5-9 2-5 50

PUNTING No. DOERNER, Justin 64 Total 64 Opponents 72

Yds 2577 2577 2730

Avg 40.3 40.3 37.9

Long TB 58 5 58 5 58 3

ALL PURPOSE SANU, Mohamed JAMISON, Jawan DEERING, Jeremy Total Opponents

G Rush Rec PR 13 -2 1206 55 12 897 62 0 12 169 65 0 13 1271 3136 104 13 1809 2240 137

DEFENSE GREENE, Khaseem BEAUHARNAIS, Steve RYAN, Logan FRANCIS, Justin ROWE, David Total Opponents

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

Returning players in italics

15

Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds 74 67 141 14.5-50 43 34 77 16.0-57 48 19 67 5.5-25 33 31 64 13.0-59 24 35 59 1.0-6 446 436 882 99-387 418 512 930 82.0-354

FC I20 15 24 15 24 22 22

KOR IR Tot 0 0 1259 0 0 959 530 0 764 879 237 5627 1329 82 5597 Sacks Int PBU 3.5-31 . 1 5.0-30 3-53 1 0.5-4 3-56 14 6.5-47 1-0 5 0.5-4 3-27 4 36-253 19-237 42 30-218 16-82 62

Blk 1

Blkd 0 0 3

STORYLINES New head coach Kyle Flood returns eight starters from last year’s defense that led the BIG EAST in fewest points (18.3 ppg) and yards (311.5 ypg) allowed.

Avg/G 96.8 79.9 63.7 432.8 430.5 H FR-Yds FF 4 . 2 1 1-0 1 1 2-0 2 10 1-0 . 1 3-33 1 41 15-61 16 33 12-80 10

Duron Harmon

TOTAL OFFENSE DODD, Chas NOVA, Gary Total Opponents

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-0

Blk Saf . . . . . . 3 . . . 9 . 1 .

LB Khaseem Greene, who shared BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors last year, looks to bounce back from an ankle injury that he suffered in the fourth quarter of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Iowa State last season. Greene led the BIG EAST with 141 tackles last season. QB Chas Dodd made eight starts last season, while QB Gary Nova started five games. RB Jawan Jamison leads an offense that returns its top three rushers from last season.


2012 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: ...................... 45/19 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................ 17/7

2012 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Sat., Sept. 1 Chattanooga (7 p.m., ESPN3) Sat., Sept. 8 at Nevada (3:30 p.m., CBS SN) Thu., Sept. 13 RUTGERS (7:30 p.m., ESPN) Sat., Sept. 22 at Ball State (4:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network) Sat., Sept. 29 Florida State (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Sat., Oct. 6 at TEMPLE Sat., Oct. 20 at LOUISVILLE Sat., Oct. 27 SYRACUSE Sat., Nov. 3 CONNECTICUT Sat., Nov. 17 at Miami (Fla.) Fri., Nov. 23 at CINCINNATI (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Sat., Dec. 1 PITTSBURGH (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

ON THE SIDELINE

Head Coach Skip Holtz (Notre Dame ’86)

2011 RECORD 5-7 overall 1-6 BIG EAST (tied, seventh)

Overall Record (Years) 85-62 (12 years)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAY nr/nr

Record at USF (Years) 13-12 (two years) ASSISTANT COACHES Rick Smith...............................Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs Chris Cosh.................................... Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Todd Fitch..................................Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Vernon Hargreaves..........Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Ends Jerome Pathon............................................................Wide Receivers Kevin Patrick............................................................ Defensive Tackles Larry Scott.................................................................... Running Backs Steve Shankweiler.........................................................Offensive Line Peter Vaas............................................................................Tight Ends

RETURNING STARTERS Offense (8) B.J. Daniels, QB Quinterrius Eatmon, OT Danous Estenor, OG Sterling Griffin, WR Evan Landi, WR Victor Marc, TE Mark Popek, OT Andreas Shields, TE

Defense (7) Sam Barrington, LB Ryne Giddins, DE Cory Grissom, DT Michael Lanaris, LB DeDe Lattimore, LB Jon Lejiste, S Kayvon Webster, CB

POSTSEASON None

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

Kayvon Webster

B.J. Daniels

Demetris Murray

2011 RESULTS (5-7, 1-6 BIG EAST) Rank Offense Date Opponent Result 9/3 at Notre Dame (NBC) W, 23-20 9/10 Ball State (BIG EAST Network) W, 37-7 9/17 Florida A&M (BIG EAST Network) W, 70-17 9/24 UTEP (ESPN3) W, 52-24 9/29 at PITTSBURGH (ESPN/ESPN3D) L, 17-44 10/15 at CONNECTICUT (BIG EAST Network) L, 10-16 10/22 CINCINNATI (BIG EAST Network) L, 34-37 11/5 at RUTGERS (ESPN3) ot L, 17-20 11/11 at SYRACUSE (ESPN2) W, 37-17 11/19 Miami (Fla.) (ESPNU) L, 3-6 11/25 LOUISVILLE (ESPN2) L, 24-34 12/1 WEST VIRGINIA ESPN/ESPN3D) L, 27-30

Attend. 80,795 45,113 50,128 39,628 40,025 37,162 44,248 36,911 41,582 57,572 33,416 41,743

Defense USF Opp Rush Pass Total Passing TO Rush Pass Total TO -/rv 16/18 126 128 254 18-30-0 0 117 391 508 5 22/rv -/- 147 372 519 31-50-2 2 77 148 225 3 20/22 -/- 268 477 745 30-43-2 3 39 142 181 2 18/17 -/- 373 202 575 15-24-0 0 95 244 339 3 16/14 -/- 202 223 425 18-36-0 2 307 216 523 1 rv/rv -/- 175 164 339 15-27-2 4 118 135 253 2 -/- rv/rv 86 409 495 31-48-1 4 118 389 507 3 -/- -/- 221 160 381 14-34-1 2 -7 235 228 2 -/- -/- 236 254 490 23-35-0 1 108 297 405 0 -/- -/- 116 133 249 16-27-1 1 57 259 316 1 -/- -/- 64 247 311 21-36-1 3 132 241 373 1 -/- 22/20 171 226 397 21-44-1 2 127 237 364 3

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2011 STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING SCOTT, Darrell DANIELS, B.J. MURRAY, Demetris Total Opponents

GP 11 11 12 12 12

Att 153 132 121 477 435

PASSING DANIELS, B.J. EVELD, Bobby Total Opponents

G Effic 11 126.75 6 92.59 12 122.60 12 123.64

RECEIVING GRIFFIN, Sterling MARC, Victor WELCH, Deonte LANDI, Evan DAVIS, Andre Total Opponents

G No. 8 43 12 33 12 31 12 29 11 22 12 253 12 270

Gain 824 769 527 2482 1672

Loss Net 10 814 168 601 24 503 297 2185 384 1288

Cmp-Att-Int Pct 215-365-7 58.9 37-67-4 55.2 253-434-11 58.3 270-441-12 61.2 Yds 530 357 433 297 273 2995 2934

Yds TD 2604 13 354 1 2995 15 2934 16

Avg TD 12.3 3 10.8 2 14.0 1 10.2 1 12.4 2 11.8 15 10.9 16

Avg TD 5.2 0 7.2 0 6.5 1 2.4 0

Avg TD 5.3 5 4.6 6 4.2 8 4.6 22 3.0 11

PUNT RETURNS No. MITCHELL, Terrence 13 MARC, Victor 13 Total 33 Opponents 8

Yds 67 93 215 19

KICK RETURNS No. LAMAR, Lindsey 40 Total 51 Opponents 60

Yds Avg TD Long 817 20.4 0 62 1054 20.7 0 79 1485 24.8 2 98

Long 42 33 37 26 43 84 58

Lng 84 35 84 58

Long 56 71 31 71 31

Avg/G 74.0 54.6 41.9 182.1 107.3

Avg/G 236.7 59.0 249.6 244.5

Avg/G 66.2 29.8 36.1 24.8 24.8 249.6 244.5

Long 34 40 40 5

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points BONANI, Maikon 0 19-26 42-42 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 99 MURRAY, Demetris 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48 DANIELS, B.J. 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 SCOTT, Darrell 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 Total 42 19-26 42-42 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 351 Opponents 31 19-26 29-30 0-0 0 0-1 0 0 272

FIELD GOALS BONANI, Maikon

G Plays Rush Pass Total 11 497 601 2604 3205 11 153 814 0 814 12 911 2185 2995 5180 12 876 1288 2934 4222

Avg/G 291.4 74.0 431.7 351.8

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg 19-26 73.1 1-1 5-6 7-8 6-10 0-1 49

PUNTING No. BROCKHAUS-KANN, Justin 62 Total 62 Opponents...... 70

Yds 2253 2253 2857

Avg 36.3 36.3 40.8

Long TB 55 4 55 4 64 3

ALL PURPOSE LAMAR, Lindsey SCOTT, Darrell MURRAY, Demetris DANIELS, B.J. Total Opponents

G Rush Rec PR 12 150 157 0 11 814 169 0 12 503 205 0 11 601 0 0 12 2185 2995 215 12 1288 2934 19

DEFENSE LATTIMORE, DeDe LANARIS, Michael BARRINGTON, Sam YOUNG, Jerrell WEBSTER, Kayvon Total Opponents

G 12 12 12 12 11 12 12

Returning players in italics

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Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds 62 32 94 13.0-59 45 42 87 4.5-5 45 27 72 6.5-23 39 12 51 3.0-8 36 13 49 1.0-1 521 294 815 99-387 531 336 867 63.0-267

FC I20 31 20 31 20 11 14

KOR IR Tot 817 0 1124 0 0 983 0 0 708 0 0 601 1054 75 6524 1485 128 5854 Sacks Int PBU 7.0-44 1-0 2 1.0-1 1-0 2 2.5-17 1-30 2 . 2-0 2 . 2-0 7 39-244 12-75 43 16-123 11-128 34

Blk 1

Blkd 0 1 1 Avg/G 93.7 89.4 59.0 54.6 543.7 487.8 H FR-Yds FF 1 1-0 2 1 2-0 . 3 . 1 . . 1 . 1-96 1 19 14-118 18 20 13-24 8

Sam Barrington

TOTAL OFFENSE DANIELS, B.J. SCOTT, Darrell Total Opponents

STORYLINES USF went 4-1 in nonconference games in 2011, but looks to bounce back from a 1-6 finish in BIG EAST play.

Blk Saf . . . . . . . . . . 2 . 2 .

QB B.J. Daniels enters the 2012 season ranked seventh in BIG EAST history in total offense (7,992 yards). Daniels needs 2,883 yards to tie former teammate Matt Grothe as the conference’s all-time leader (10,875 yards). The Bulls return all three starting linebackers from last year — Sam Barrington, Michael Lanaris and DeDe Lattimore. USF returns its top three receivers from last year, headlined by WR Sterling Griffin, who had 43 catches for 530 yards in an injury-shortened season.


2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Syracuse Orange AT A GLANCE

Location: ....................................... Syracuse, N.Y. Enrollment: ............................................. 13,987 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: ...................... 42/22 Starters Returning/Lost: .......................... 14/10

2012 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Sat., Sept. 1 Northwestern (Noon, ESPN2) Sat., Sept. 8 Southern California 1 (3:30 p.m., ABC) Sat., Sept. 15 Stony Brook (BIG EAST Network) Sat., Sept. 22 at Minnesota (8 p.m., Big Ten Network) Fri., Oct. 5 PITTSBURGH (7 p.m., ESPN) Sat., Oct. 13 at RUTGERS Fri., Oct. 19 CONNECTICUT (8 p.m., ESPN) Sat., Oct. 27 at USF Sat., Nov. 3 at CINCINNATI Sat., Nov. 10 LOUISVILLE Sat., Nov. 17 at Missouri Fri., Nov. 23 at TEMPLE (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

ON THE SIDELINE

Head Coach Doug Marrone (Syracuse ’91)

2011 RECORD 5-7 overall 1-6 BIG EAST (tied, seventh)

Overall Record (Years) 17-20 (three years)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAY nr/nr

Record at Syracuse (Years) 17-20 (three years) ASSISTANT COACHES Scott Shafer..................................................... Defensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett....Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Tight Ends Greg Adkins.............................Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator John Anselmo....................................................Assistant Head Coach Tim Daoust................................................................... Defensive Line Donnie Henderson.................................................... Defensive Backs Rob Moore..................................................................Wide Receivers Steve Morrison................................................................. Linebackers Tyrone Wheatley.......................................................... Running Backs

RETURNING STARTERS Offense (5) Zack Chibane, OG Alec Lemon, WR Mackey MacPherson, C Ryan Nassib, QB Justin Pugh, OT

Defense (7) Jay Bromley, DT Dyshawn Davis, LB Deon Goggins, DE Keon Lyn, CB Marquis Spruill, LB Shamarko Thomas, SS Dan Vaughan

POSTSEASON None

Special Teams (2) Jonathan Fisher, P Ross Krautman, K

New York’s College Classic, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

1

Shamarko Thomas

Ryan Nassib

Alec Lemon

2011 RESULTS (5-7, 1-6 BIG EAST) Rank Offense

Date Opponent Result 9/1 Wake Forest (ESPN3) ot W, 36-29 9/10 Rhode Island (BIG EAST Network) W, 21-14 9/17 at Southern California (FX) L, 17-38 9/24 Toledo (BIG EAST Network) ot W, 33-30 10/1 RUTGERS (BIG EAST Network) 2ot L, 16-19 10/8 at Tulane (Cox Louisiana) W, 37-34 10/21 WEST VIRGINIA (ESPN) W, 49-23 10/29 at LOUISVILLE (BIG EAST Network) L, 10-27 11/5 at CONNECTICUT (ESPNU) L, 21-28 11/11 USF (ESPN2) L, 17-37 11/26 CINCINNATI (Noon, BIG EAST Network) L, 13-30 12/3 at PITTSBURGH (ESPN2) L, 20-33

Attend. 40,833 36,421 65,873 39,116 42,152 23,188 45,265 44,817 38,769 41,582 38,159 40,058

Defense Syr Opp Rush Pass Total Passing TO Rush Pass Total TO -/- -/- 121 178 299 20-28-0 1 80 326 406 1 -/- -/- 36 318 354 29-37-1 0 112 154 266 2 -/- rv/- 73 258 331 26-38-0 1 175 326 501 1 -/- -/- 153 213 366 16-25-0 1 138 300 438 1 -/- -/- 126 169 295 15-32-3 5 38 297 302 4 -/- -/- 170 186 356 19-34-0 0 116 355 471 2 -/- 11/14 194 249 443 25-33-0 0 70 338 408 2 rv/rv -/- 84 162 246 22-36-0 0 145 198 343 1 -/- -/- 90 275 365 24-39-2 3 198 113 311 5 -/- -/- 108 297 405 23-46-0 0 236 254 490 1 -/- -/rv 170 203 373 19-38-1 1 189 179 368 0 -/- -/- 120 225 345 23-32-2 6 74 259 333 1

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2011 STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING BAILEY, Antwon SMITH, Jerome GRAHAM, Dorian Total Opponents

GP 12 12 12 12 12

Att 240 37 8 396 436

PASSING NASSIB, Ryan Total Opponents

G Effic 12 129.91 12 131.21 12 137.02

RECEIVING LEMON, Alec PROVO, Nick CHEW, Van BAILEY, Antwon GRAHAM, Dorian Total Opponents

G No. 12 68 12 51 12 37 12 29 12 24 12 261 12 259

Gain 1097 139 98 1693 1930

Loss Net 46 1051 5 134 7 91 248 1445 392 1538

Cmp-Att-Int Pct 259-415-9 62.4 261-418-9 62.4 259-415-10 62.4 Yds 834 537 471 200 260 2733 3099

Avg TD 4.4 6 3.6 1 11.4 1 3.6 10 3.5 16

Yds TD 2685 22 2733 23 3099 21

Avg TD 12.3 6 10.5 7 12.7 3 6.9 1 10.8 2 10.5 23 12.0 21

PUNT RETURNS No. RENE, Steve 10 Total 12 Opponents 25

Yds 22 37 189

Avg TD 2.2 0 3.1 0 7.6 0

Long 6 8 34

KICK RETURNS No. KOBENA, Jeremiah 45 GRAHAM, Dorian 13 Total 59 Opponents 48

Yds 1027 293 1336 1135

Avg TD 22.8 0 22.5 1 22.6 1 23.6 0

Long 79 98 98 74

Long 58 33 62 26 30 62 69

Lng 62 62 69

Long 53 11 18 53 63

Avg/G 87.6 11.2 7.6 120.4 128.2

Avg/G 223.8 227.8 258.2

Avg/G 69.5 44.8 39.2 16.7 21.7 227.8 258.2

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points KRAUTMAN, Ross 0 15-19 33-34 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 78 PROVO, Nick 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 42 BAILEY, Antwon 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 42 LEMON, Alec 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 GRAHAM, Dorian 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 Total 35 15-19 33-34 0-0 1 1-1 0 0 290 Opponents 38 26-35 36-38 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 342

FIELD GOALS KRAUTMAN, Ross

G Plays Rush Pass Total 12 480 39 2685 2724 12 241 1051 20 1071 12 814 1445 2733 4178 12 851 1538 3099 4637

Avg/G 227.0 89.2 348.2 386.4

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg 15-19 78.9 1-1 8-8 5-8 1-2 0-0 40

PUNTING No. FISHER, Jonathan 43 RAUPERS, Shane 21 Total 64 Opponents 47

Yds 1690 785 2475 1873

Avg 39.3 37.4 38.7 39.9

Long TB 57 3 52 0 57 3 61 4

FC I20 12 7 6 4 18 11 19 17

Blkd 0 0 0 0

ALL PURPOSE BAILEY, Antwon KOBENA, Jeremiah LEMON, Alec GRAHAM, Dorian PROVO, Nick Total Opponents

G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G 12 1051 200 0 0 0 1251 104.2 12 10 4 0 1027 0 1041 86.8 12 1 834 0 0 0 835 69.6 12 91 260 0 293 0 644 53.7 12 1 537 0 0 0 538 44.8 12 1445 2733 37 1336 95 5646 470.5 12 1538 3099 189 1135 83 6044 503.7

DEFENSE THOMAS, Phillip VAUGHAN, Dan THOMAS, Shamarko SPRUILL, Marquis GOGGINS, Deon Total Opponents

G 10 12 10 12 12 12 12

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Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds 54 28 82 4.5-7 40 32 72 6.5-22 47 20 67 3.0-5 43 19 62 8.5-41 19 24 43 7.5-25 518 264 782 80-330 545 226 771 62.0-218

Sacks Int PBU . 6-50 3 1.0-9 . 2 . . 1 3.0-20 . 2 1.5-8 . 2 28-205 10-95 27 29-155 9-83 35

Blk 2

H FR-Yds FF . . 1 1 . 2 3 . . 4 2-0 1 3 . 1 26 11-66 11 20 10-20 10

Marquis Spruill

TOTAL OFFENSE NASSIB, Ryan BAILEY, Antwon Total Opponents

STORYLINES QB Ryan Nassib returns for his third year as the starter. He enters 2012 ranked fourth in school history in career yards (5,441) and touchdown passes (44).

Blk Saf . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .

The Orange return All-BIG EAST Second Team WR Alec Lemon as well as WR Marcus Sales, who capped the 2010 season with a 172-yard, three-touchdown effort in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Sales did not play in 2011. LB Marquis Spruill, who earned All-BIG EAST Second Team accolades last year, leads a veteran defense that returns seven starters. OT Justin Pugh earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors last year and is one of three returning starters on the offensive line.


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Temple Owls AT A GLANCE

Location: .................................. Philadelphia, Pa. Enrollment: ............................................. 39,000 Nickname: .................................................. Owls Colors: ....................................Cherry and White Web site: ................................... OwlSports.com Stadium: .......................... Lincoln Financial Field Stadium Capacity:.................................... 68,532 Surface:......................................... Natural Grass Acting President: .................. Dr. Richard Englert Athletic Director: .......................... Bill Bradshaw Head Coach: ................................ Steve Addazio Football Contact: ........................ Cathy Bongiovi Offensive System: ................................ Multiple Defensive System: .........................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: ...................... 35/21 Starters Returning/Lost: .......................... 10/13

2012 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Fri., Aug. 31 Sat., Sept. 8 Sat., Sept. 22 Sat., Oct. 6 Sat., Oct. 13 Sat., Oct. 20 Sat., Oct. 27 Sat., Nov. 3 Sat., Nov. 10 Sat., Nov. 17 Fri., Nov. 23

Villanova (ESPN3) Maryland (Noon, ESPNU) at Penn State USF at CONNECTICUT RUTGERS at PITTSBURGH at LOUISVILLE CINCINNATI at Army (Noon, CBS SN) SYRACUSE (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

ON THE SIDELINE

Head Coach Steve Addazio (Central Connecticut ’81)) Overall Record (Years) 9-4 (one year)

FINAL RANKING AP/USA TODAY -/rv

Record at Temple (Years) 9-4 (one year) ASSISTANT COACHES Kevin Rogers..............................Associate Head Coach/Quarterbacks Chuck Heater........................ Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Ryan Day.................................Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Ben Albert........................................................... Outside Linebackers Sean Cronin.................................................................. Defensive Line Tyree Foreman....................... Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator Justin Frye......................................................................Offensive Line Frank Leonard......................................................................Tight Ends Sean McGowan..........Inside Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator

RETURNING STARTERS Offense (4) Matt Brown, RB Chris Coyer, QB Deon Miller, WR Martin Wallace, OT

Matt Brown

2011 record 9-4 overall 5-3 MAC (second, East)

Defense (5) Levi Brown, DL Blaze Capongero, LB Justin Gildea, S Zamel Johnson, CB John Youboty, DL

POSTSEASON Defeated Wyoming 37-15 in Gilden New Mexico Bowl

Special Teams (1) Brandon McManus, K/P

John Youboty

Justin Gildea

2011 RESULTS (9-4, 5-3 MAC) Rank Offense

Date Opponent Result 9/1 Villanova (ESPN3) W, 42-7 9/10 at Akron (ESPN3) W, 41-3 9/17 Penn State (ESPN) L, 10-14 9/24 at Maryland (ACC Network) W, 38-7 10/1 TOLEDO (ESPN Regional) L, 13-36 10/8 at BALL STATE W, 42-0 10/15 BUFFALO W, 34-0 10/22 at BOWLING GREEN (ESPN3) L, 10-13 11/2 at OHIO (ESPN) L, 31-35 11/9 MIAMI (OHIO) (ESPN) W, 24-21 11/19 Army (ESPN3) W, 42-14 11/25 KENT STATE W, 34-16 12/17 vs. Wyoming 1 (ESPN) W, 37-15 1

Defense Attend. TEM Opp Rush Pass Total Passing TO Rush Pass Total TO 32,638 -/- -/- 240 235 475 14-20-0 0 122 153 275 4 15,156 -/- -/- 305 111 416 8-19-0 1 42 227 269 2 57,323 -/- rv/rv 74 123 197 12-28-2 3 92 216 308 1 39,102 -/- -/- 285 140 425 9-9-0 1 45 195 240 1 21,705 -/rv -/- 157 148 305 13-15-0 1 145 173 318 4 11,874 -/- -/- 350 160 510 10-13-0 0 81 155 236 3 25,820 -/- -/- 400 58 458 7-11-0 0 71 84 155 1 12,056 -/rv -/- 218 66 284 7-13-0 0 114 204 318 0 17,490 -/- -/- 308 129 437 9-17-0 1 240 281 521 1 17,050 -/- -/- 218 92 310 10-19-0 0 64 364 428 3 25,516 -/- -/- 335 79 414 4-5-0 0 340 28 368 1 16,368 -/- -/- 202 113 315 8-12-0 2 103 260 363 0 25,762 -/- -/- 255 169 424 8-12-0 0 140 127 267 3

Gilden New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque, N.M.

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2011 STATISTICAL LEADERS GP 12 13 8 10 13 13 13

PASSING STEWART, Chester GERARDI, Mike COYER, Chris Total Opponents

G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct 10 143.39 54-83-2 65.1 13 119.09 32-63-2 50.8 8 177.38 30-50-0 60.0 13 142.79 116-198-4 58.6 13 113.70 222-387-15 57.4

RECEIVING RODRIGUEZ, Evan JONES, Joe STREATER, Rod MILLER, Deon PIERCE, Bernard Total Opponents

G No. 13 35 13 30 13 19 13 18 12 3 13 116 13 222

PUNT RETURNS No. BROWN, Matt 18 Total 21 Opponents 19

Att 273 155 69 64 33 636 442

Yds 182 238 113

Gain 1518 947 608 223 128 3622 1991

Yds 479 322 401 253 52 1648 2442

Loss Net 37 1481 31 916 46 562 101 129 0 128 287 3335 380 1611

Yds TD 743 2 442 3 463 6 1648 11 2442 13

Avg TD 13.7 2 10.7 3 21.1 3 14.1 3 17.3 0 14.2 11 11.0 13

Avg TD 10.1 0 11.3 0 5.9 0

Lng 55 47 61 61 56

Long 55 36 61 35 33 61 56

Avg/G 36.8 24.8 30.8 19.5 4.3 126.6 187.8

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 69 58 74 18 36 74 81

Avg/G 123.4 70.5 70.2 12.9 9.8 256.5 123.9

Avg/G 74.3 34.0 57.9 126.8 187.8

Long 37 37 31

KICK RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD BROWN, Matt 28 703 25.1 1 Total 36 915 25.4 1 Opponents 54 1040 19.3 0

Long 100 100 39

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv PIERCE, Bernard 27 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 McMANUS, Brandon 0 16-22 50-50 0-0 0 BROWN, Matt 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 STREATER, Rod 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 MILLER, Deon 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 COYER, Chris 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 JONES, Joe 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 Total 50 16-22 50-50 0-0 0 Opponents 24 4-12 21-22 2-2 0 TOTAL OFFENSE PIERCE, Bernard COYER, Chris Total Opponents

Avg TD 5.4 27 5.9 6 8.1 3 2.0 0 3.9 1 5.2 38 3.6 11

G Plays Rush Pass Total 12 273 1481 0 1481 8 119 562 463 1025 13 834 3335 1648 4983 13 829 1611 2442 4053

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 162 98 42 18 18 18 18 398 181

Avg/G 123.4 128.1 383.3 311.8

FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg McMANUS, Brandon 16-22 72.7 0-0 7-7 7-10 2-5 0-0 41

Blk 0

PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd McMANUS, Brandon 46 2105 45.8 65 11 2 15 2 Total 47 2145 45.6 65 11 2 15 2 Opponents 69 2730 39.6 68 6 14 15 2 ALL PURPOSE BROWN, Matt PIERCE, Bernard Total Opponents

G Rush Rec PR 13 916 7 182 12 1481 52 0 13 3335 1648 238 13 1611 2442 113

DEFENSE JOHNSON, Stephen KROBOTH, Kevin WHITEHEAD, Tahir ROBINSON, Adrian GILDEA, Justin Total Opponents

G 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

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Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds 68 55 123 4.5-20 55 21 76 1.0-2 46 24 70 13.5-66 28 24 52 13.5-74 31 20 51 4.5-26 520 290 810 74-337 556 354 910 65-246

KOR IR Tot 703 0 1808 0 0 1533 915 184 6320 1040 47 5253 Sacks Int PBU 2.0-11 . 5 . 3-0 7 5.0-49 . 1 6.5-46 1-14 . 3.0-22 3-25 3 33-228 15-184 37 21-144 4-47 23

STORYLINES Temple, which competed as a BIG EAST member in football from 1991-2004, returns to the league as a football-playing member in 2012.

Avg/G 139.1 127.8 486.2 404.1 H FR-Yds FF 1 . 3 . 1-0 . . 3-0 4 1 . . . . . 5 6-0 14 1 8-0 10

Chris Coyer

RUSHING PIERCE, Bernard BROWN, Matt COYER, Chris STEWART, Chester HARPER, Kenny Total Opponents

Temple has registered more wins in the past three seasons than in any three-year stretch in school history. Blk Saf . . . . . . 1 . . . 5 . 2 .

Temple ranked third nationally in scoring defense, (13.9 ppg) behind only Alabama and LSU — the two participants in last year’s BCS National Championship Game. The Owls return five starters from that group. QB Chris Coyer made four starts last season and was the Mid-American Conference leader in pass efficiency (177.4).


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2012 Schedule Thursday, August 30 Massachusetts at Connecticut (7:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network)

Friday, October 19 CONNECTICUT at SYRACUSE (8 p.m., ESPN)

Friday, August 31 Villanova at Temple (ESPN3)

Saturday, October 20 Pittsburgh at Buffalo (3:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network) Cincinnati at Toledo (ESPNU/ESPN3) USF at LOUISVILLE RUTGERS at TEMPLE

Saturday, September 1 Northwestern at Syracuse (Noon, ESPN2) Youngstown State at Pittsburgh (6 p.m., ESPN3) Chattanooga at USF (7 p.m., ESPN3) Rutgers at Tulane Sunday, September 2 Kentucky at Louisville (3:30 p.m., ESPN) Thursday, September 6 PITTSBURGH at CINCINNATI (8 p.m., ESPN) Saturday, September 8 North Carolina State at Connecticut (Noon, BIG EAST Network) Maryland at Temple (Noon, ESPNU) Howard at Rutgers (3:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network) USF at Nevada (3:30 p.m., CBS SN) Southern California at Syracuse 1 (3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2) Missouri State at Louisville Thursday, September 13 RUTGERS at USF (7:30 p.m., ESPN) Saturday, September 15 Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (Noon, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU) Connecticut at Maryland (12:30 p.m., ACC Network) North Carolina at Louisville (3:30 p.m., ABC /ESPN2) Delaware State at Cincinnati (7 p.m., ESPN3) Stony Brook at Syracuse Saturday, September 22 Connecticut at Western Michigan (2 p.m., ESPN3) Gardner-Webb at Pittsburgh (3:30 p.m., ESPN) USF at Ball State (4:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network) Louisville at Florida International (7 p.m., ESPNU/ESPN3) Syracuse at Minnesota (8 p.m., Big Ten Network) Rutgers at Arkansas Temple at Penn State Saturday, September 29 Buffalo at Connecticut (Noon, BIG EAST Network) Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech 2 Louisville at Southern Mississippi Florida State at USF (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Friday, October 5 PITTSBURGH at SYRACUSE (7 p.m., ESPN)

Friday, October 26 CINCINNATI at LOUISVILLE (8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2) Saturday, October 27 Kent State at Rutgers (3:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network) TEMPLE at PITTSBURGH SYRACUSE at USF Saturday, November 3 SYRACUSE at CINCINNATI CONNECTICUT at USF TEMPLE at LOUISVILLE Pittsburgh at Notre Dame (3:30 p.m., NBC) Friday, November 9 PITTSBURGH at CONNECTICUT (8 p.m., ESPN2) Saturday, November 10 CINCINNATI at TEMPLE LOUISVILLE at SYRACUSE Army at Rutgers Saturday, November 17 RUTGERS at CINCINNATI (Noon, BIG EAST Network) USF at Miami (Fla.) Syracuse at Missouri Temple at Army (Noon, CBS SN) Friday, November 23 USF at CINCINNATI (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) SYRACUSE at TEMPLE (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Saturday, November 24 CONNECTICUT at LOUISVILLE RUTGERS at PITTSBURGH Thursday, November 29 LOUISVILLE at RUTGERS (7:30 p.m., ESPN) Saturday, December 1 CINCINNATI at CONNECTICUT (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) PITTSBURGH at USF (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. at FedEx Field, Landover, Md. All times Eastern; all dates and times subject to change Additional television arrangements will be announced as they become available and are subject to change

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Saturday, October 6 Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati CONNECTICUT at RUTGERS USF at TEMPLE

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Saturday, October 13 Fordham at Cincinnati TEMPLE at CONNECTICUT LOUISVILLE at PITTSBURGH SYRACUSE at RUTGERS

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2011 Results Thursday, September 1 Louisville 21, Murray State 3 (ESPNU) Rutgers 48, North Carolina Central 0 (ESPN3) Syracuse 36, Wake Forest 29 (ot) (ESPN3) Saturday, September 3 Connecticut 35, Fordham 3 (ESPN3) USF 23, Notre Dame 20 (NBC) Pittsburgh 35, Buffalo 16 (ESPN3) Cincinnati 72, Austin Peay 10 (BIG EAST Network) Sunday, September 4 West Virginia 34, Marshall 13 (ESPN) Friday, September 9 Florida International 24, Louisville 17 (ESPN) Saturday, September 10 North Carolina 24, Rutgers 22 (ACC Network) Pittsburgh 35, Maine 29 (ESPN3) West Virginia 55, Norfolk State 12 (BIG EAST Network) Tennessee 45, Cincinnati 23 (ESPN2) Syracuse 21, Rhode Island 14 (BIG EAST Network) USF 37, Ball State 7 (BIG EAST Network) Vanderbilt 24, Connecticut 21 (CSS) Friday, September 16 Iowa State 24, Connecticut 20 (ESPN2) Saturday, September 17 Iowa 31, Pittsburgh 27 (ESPN2) West Virginia 37, Maryland 31 (ESPNU) Cincinnati 59, Akron 14 (ESPN3) Louisville 24, Kentucky 17 (ESPNU) USF 70, Florida A&M 17 (BIG EAST Network) Southern California 38, Syracuse 17 (FX) Thursday, September 22 Cincinnati 44, North Carolina State 14 (ESPN/ESPN3D) Saturday, September 24 Notre Dame 15, Pittsburgh 12 (ABC) Syracuse 33, Toledo 30 (ot) (BIG EAST Network) Rutgers 38, Ohio 26 (ESPN3) Connecticut 17, Buffalo 3 (BIG EAST Network) USF 52, UTEP 24 (ESPN3) LSU 47, West Virginia 21 (ABC) Thursday, September 29 PITTSBURGH 44, USF 17 (ESPN/ESPN3D) Saturday, October 1 RUTGERS 19, SYRACUSE 16 (2ot) (BIG EAST Network) Cincinnati 27, Miami (Ohio) 0 (ESPN3) Western Michigan 38, Connecticut 31 (BIG EAST Network) Marshall 17, Louisville 13 (BIG EAST Network) West Virginia 55, Bowling Green 10 (BIG EAST Network) Saturday, October 8 WEST VIRGINIA 43, CONNECTICUT 16 (BIG EAST Network) North Carolina 14, Louisville 7 (ESPN2) RUTGERS 34, PITTSBURGH 10 (ESPNU) Syracuse 37, Tulane 34 (Cox Louisiana) Saturday, October 15 CINCINNATI 25, LOUISVILLE 16 1 (BIG EAST Network) Utah 26, Pittsburgh 14 (ESPNU) Rutgers 21, Navy 20 (ESPN3) CONNECTICUT 16, USF 10 (BIG EAST Network)

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Friday, October 21 LOUISVILLE 16, RUTGERS 14 (ESPN2) SYRACUSE 49, WEST VIRGINIA 23 (ESPN) Saturday, October 22 CINCINNATI 37, USF 34 (BIG EAST Network) Wednesday, October 26 PITTSBURGH 35, CONNECTICUT 20 (ESPN) Saturday, October 29 LOUISVILLE 27, SYRACUSE 10 (BIG EAST Network) WEST VIRGINIA 41, RUTGERS 31 (ABC) Saturday, November 5 CONNECTICUT 28, SYRACUSE 21 (ESPNU) LOUISVILLE 38, WEST VIRGINIA 35 (BIG EAST Network) CINCINNATI 26, PITTSBURGH 23 (ESPNU) RUTGERS 20, USF 17 (ot) (ESPN3) Friday, November 11 USF 37, SYRACUSE 17 (ESPN2) Saturday, November 12 PITTSBURGH 21, LOUISVILLE 14 (BIG EAST Network) WEST VIRGINIA 24, CINCINNATI 1 21 (ABC) Rutgers at Army 2 (3:30 p.m., CBS SN) Saturday, November 19 RUTGERS 20, CINCINNATI 3 (ESPNU) LOUISVILLE 34, CONNECTICUT 20 (BIG EAST Network) Miami (Fla.) 6, USF 3 (ESPNU) Friday, November 25 LOUISVILLE 34, USF 24 (ESPN2) WEST VIRGINIA 21, PITTSBURGH 20 (ESPN) Saturday, November 26 CINCINNATI 30, SYRACUSE 13 (BIG EAST Network) CONNECTICUT 40, RUTGERS 22 (ESPN2) Thursday, December 1 WEST VIRGINIA 30, USF 27 (ESPN/ESPN3D) Saturday, December 3 CINCINNATI 35, CONNECTICUT 27 (ESPN) PITTSBURGH 33, SYRACUSE 20 (ESPN2) Tuesday, December 27 Belk Bowl (ESPN) North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 Friday, December 30 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (ESPN) Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 Saturday, December 31 AutoZone Liberty Bowl (ABC) Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 Wednesday, January 4 Discover Orange Bowl (ESPN) West Virginia 70, Clemson 33 Saturday, January 7 BBVA Compass Bowl (ESPN) SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6 1 2

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2011 At A Glance Final Standings

School W-L West Virginia (17/18) * BCS 5-2 Cincinnati (25/21) * 5-2 Louisville * 5-2 Rutgers (rv/rv) 4-3 Pittsburgh 4-3 Connecticut 3-4 USF 1-6 Syracuse 1-6

BIG EAST Pct PF PA .714 217 202 .714 177 157 .714 179 149 .571 160 143 .571 186 152 .429 167 200 .143 166 198 .143 146 197

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

A W-L 3-1 10-3 3-1 10-3 3-1 7-6 1-2 9-4 1-2 6-7 0-3 5-7 1-3 5-7 0-3 5-7

OVERALL Pct PF PA H .769 489 348 5-2 .769 433 264 5-1 .538 285 261 3-3 .692 343 238 6-1 .462 315 297 5-3 .417 291 292 4-3 .417 351 272 3-4 .417 290 342 4-3

A N 4-1 1-0 4-2 1-0 4-2 0-1 2-3 1-0 1-3 0-1 1-4 0-0 2-3 0-0 1-5 0-0

Streak Won 4 Won 3 Lost 1 Won 1 Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 3 Lost 5

* clinched share of BIG EAST championship BCS clinched BIG EAST Bowl Championship Series bid Final Bowl Championship Series Rankings: 23 - West Virginia Final Associated Press Top 25: 17 - West Virginia; 25 - Cincinnati; rv - Rutgers Final USA Today Top 25: 18 - West Virginia; 21 - Cincinnati; rv - Rutgers

BIG EAST Bowl Results

2011 Postseason Awards

Belk Bowl • Dec. 27 North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati (Sr., Columbus, Ohio)

Louisville: Teddy Bridgewater, 24 of 43, 274 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT; Victor Anderson, 1 TFL, 1 FF.

DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati (Sr., Lisbon, Ohio) Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers (Jr., Elizabeth, N.J.)

New Era Pinstripe Bowl • Dec. 30 Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia (Jr., Baltimore, Md.)

15 att., 61 yards; Josh Bellamy, 5 rec., 98 yards, 1 TD; Adrian Bushell, 7 tackles,

Rutgers: Jawan Jamison, 27 att., 131 yards, 2 TD; Chas Dodd, 10 of 17, 176 yards, 1 TD; Mohamed Sanu, 6 rec., 62 yards; Khaseem Greene, 13 tackles, 3 TFL, 0.5 sack, 1 FF.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl • Dec. 31 Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 Cincinnati: Isaiah Pead, 28 att., 149 yards, 1 TD; George Winn, 6 att., 78 yards, 1 TD; Zach Collaros, 12 of 29, 80 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT; Nick Temple, 8 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 INT.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville (Fr., Miami, Fla.) * COACH OF THE YEAR Butch Jones, Cincinnati AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR JK Schaffer, LB, Cincinnati

Discover Orange Bowl • Jan. 4 West Virginia 70, Clemson 33 West Virginia: Geno Smith, 31 of 42, 401 yards, 6 TD; Tavon Austin, 11 rec., 117 yards, 4 TD, 4 att., 46 yards, 5 kickoff returns, 117 yards; 280 all-purpose yards; Shawne Alston, 20 att., 77 yards, 2 TDs; Eain Smith, 12 tackles, 0.5 TFL.

BBVA Compass Bowl • Jan. 7 SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6 Pittsburgh: Tino Sunseri, 19 of 28, 183 yards, 1 INT; Isaac Bennett, 10 att., 22 yards; Ronald Jones, 6 rec., 36 yards; Max Gruder, 9 tackles, 1 TFL.

Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Pos. Player WR Mohamed Sanu * WR Tavon Austin OT Justin Pugh OT Don Barclay OG Randy Martinez OG Art Forst OG Andrew Tiller C Moe Petrus TE Nick Provo QB Geno Smith RB Isaiah Pead * RB Ray Graham RB Antwon Bailey K Dave Teggart RS Tavon Austin *

School Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School Rutgers Jr. 6-2 215 South Brunswick, N.J./South Brunswick West Virginia So. 5-9 174 Baltimore, Md./Dunbar Syracuse Jr. 6-6 299 Holland, Pa./Council Rock South West Virginia Sr. 6-4 305 Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley Cincinnati Sr. 6-1 290 Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck Rutgers Sr. 6-8 310 Manasquan, N.J./Manasquan Syracuse Sr. 6-5 328 Brentwood, N.Y./Central Islip Connecticut Sr. 6-2 302 St. Laurent, Que./Vanier Prep Syracuse Sr. 6-4 246 West Palm Beach, Fla./John I. Leonard West Virginia Jr. 6-3 210 Miami, Fla./Miramar Cincinnati Sr. 5-11 198 Columbus, Ohio/Eastmoor Academy Pittsburgh Jr. 5-9 195 Elizabeth, N.J./Elizabeth Syracuse Sr. 5-7 197 Landover, Md./Saint Johns College Connecticut Sr. 6-0 209 Northborough, Mass./Algonqun West Virginia So. 5-9 173 Baltimore, Md./Dunbar

DEFENSE Pos. Player DL Derek Wolfe DL Kendall Reyes DL Chandler Jones DL Bruce Irvin LB JK Schaffer LB Khaseem Greene LB Najee Goode CB Adrian Bushell CB Keith Tandy S Drew Frey S Hakeem Smith S Jarred Holley S Duron Harmon P Pat O’Donnell

School Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School Cincinnati Sr. 6-5 300 Lisbon, Ohio/Beaver Local Connecticut Sr. 6-4 287 Nashua, N.H./Nashua North Syracuse Sr. 6-5 247 Endicott, N.Y./Union-Endicott West Virginia Sr. 6-3 236 Atlanta, Ga./Mt. San Antonio CC Cincinnati Sr. 6-1 232 Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle Rutgers Jr. 6-1 220 Elizabeth, N.J./Avon Old Farms West Virginia Sr. 6-1 239 Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine Louisville Jr. 5-11 190 DeSoto, Texas/Cedar Valley CC West Virginia Sr. 5-10 198 Hopkinsville, Ky./Christian County Cincinnati Jr. 6-3 203 Wilmington, Ohio/Clinton-Massie Louisville So. 6-1 183 Jonesboro, Ga./Riverdale Pittsburgh Jr. 5-10 190 Easton, Pa./Easton Area Rutgers Jr. 6-1 201 Magnolia, Del./Caesar Rodney Cincinnati Jr. 6-5 217 Lake Worth, Fla./Palm Beach Central

Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers

Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati

* unanimous selection

ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE Pos. Player WR Alec Lemon WR Stedman Bailey OT Alex Hoffman OT Mike Ryan OG Desmond Wynn OG Jeremiah Warren C Joe Madsen QB Zach Collaros TE Ryan Griffin RB Lyle McCombs RB Darrell Scott K Maikon Bonani RS Jeremy Deering

School Cl. Ht. Wt. Syracuse Jr. 6-2 196 West Virginia So. 5-10 192 Cincinnati Sr. 6-7 299 Connecticut Sr. 6-5 335 Rutgers Sr. 6-6 295 USF Sr. 6-4 329 West Virginia Jr. 6-4 300 Cincinnati Sr. 6-0 223 Connecticut Jr. 6-6 248 Connecticut Fr. 5-8 172 USF Jr. 6-1 240 USF Jr. 5-10 190 Rutgers So. 6-2 205

DEFENSE Pos. Player DL Trevardo Williams DL Chas Alecxih DL Aaron Donald DL Ryne Giddins LB Dexter Heyman LB Max Gruder LB Marquis Spruill CB Dwayne Gratz CB Antwuan Reed CB Logan Ryan CB Kayvon Webster S Jerrell Young S Eain Smith P Cole Wagner P Justin Doerner

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

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Hometown/High School Crofton, Md./Arundel Senior Miramar, Fla./Miramar Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral Tamaqua, Pa./Marian Catholic Bear, Del./St. Mark’s Panama City, Fla./Bay Chardon, Ohio/Chardon Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph By The Sea Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure Lake Wales, Fla./Lake Wales Tampa, Fla./Leto

Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School Jr. 6-1 231 Bridgeport, Conn./Canterbury Sr. 6-5 285 Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor So. 6-0 270 Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills So. 6-3 261 Seffner, Fla./Armwood Sr. 6-3 239 Louisville, Ky./Male Sr. 6-2 230 Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day So. 6-1 221 Hillside, N.J./Fork Union Military Academy Jr. 6-0 195 Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway Sr. 5-10 190 Johnstown, Pa./Greater Johnstown So. 6-0 190 Berlin, N.J./Eastern Jr. 5-11 195 Opa Locka, Fla./Miami Monsignor Pace Sr. 6-1 209 St. Petersburg, Fla./Gibbs Sr. 5-11 198 Miramar, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna So. 6-2 211 York, Pa./York Suburban Jr. 5-9 170 Redondo Beach, Calif./Los Angeles Harbor JC

Lyle McCombs, Connecticut

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BCS Standings Final Standings 1 LSU 2 Alabama 3 Oklahoma State 4 Stanford 5 Oregon 6 Arkansas 7 Boise State 8 Kansas State 9 South Carolina 10 Wisconsin 11 Virginia Tech 12 Baylor 13 Michigan 14 Oklahoma 15 Clemson 16 Georgia 17 Michigan State 18 TCU 19 Houston 20 Nebraska 21 Southern Miss 22 Penn State 23 West Virginia 24 Texas 25 Auburn

Harris Interactive Rank Pts Pct. 1 2875 1.0000 2 2723 .9471 3 2654 .9231 4 2504 .8710 5 2372 .8250 7 2163 .7523 6 2236 .7777 10 1733 .6028 9 1833 .6376 8 2060 .7165 11 1498 .5210 16 1228 .4271 12 1447 .5033 19 933 .3245 14 1351 .4699 18 1095 .3809 13 1428 .4967 15 1245 .4330 17 1132 .3937 20 717 .2494 21 711 .2473 23 383 .1332 22 522 .1816 34 6 .0021 31 15 .0052

USA Today Computer Rankings BCS Rank Pts Pct A&H B CM M S W Pct. Rank Avg 1 1475 1.0000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.0000 1 1.0000 2 1399 .9485 3 3 3 3 2 2 .9300 3 .9419 3 1367 .9268 2 2 2 2 3 3 .9500 2 .9333 4 1286 .8719 4 4 5 8 10 7 .8000 5 .8476 5 1232 .8353 12 5 8 10 9 6 .7100 8 .7901 7 1112 .7539 7 8 12 5 4 4 .8000 5 .7687 6 1128 .7647 9 6 7 12 12 8 .6800 9 .7408 10 878 .5953 5 7 4 4 5 5 .8500 4 .6827 9 971 .6583 8 12 11 9 8 9 .6700 10 .6553 8 1085 .7356 15 10 15 16 19 12 .4600 14 .6374 11 835 .5661 13 11 13 14 21 17 .4700 13 .5190 16 599 .4061 10 17 10 6 7 11 .6600 11 .4977 12 789 .5349 11 16 9 19 22 18 .4000 15 .4794 19 437 .2963 6 9 6 7 6 10 .7600 7 .4603 14 657 .4454 19 15 18 20 17 13 .3500 16 .4218 18 538 .3647 14 20 16 11 11 14 .4900 12 .4119 13 735 .4983 20 13 21 24 24 22 .1700 21 .3883 15 631 .4278 22 14 19 23 18 15 .3000 17 .3869 17 542 .3675 16 19 14 21 25 19 .2900 18 .3504 20 402 .2725 17 18 17 25 23 20 .2600 19 .2606 21 366 .2481 22 22 16 .0800 25 .1918 23 189 .1281 21 21 20 23 .1300 24 .1305 22 278 .1885 24 .0000 29 .1233 34 1 .0007 18 23 13 13 24 .2600 19 .0876 36 .0000 25 24 17 14 21 .1700 21 .0584

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 matchups in the four other BCS bowl games. For more information, visit www.bcsfootball.org.

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Milestones Record Book

Top Performances

Most Rushing Yards (Career) 1. Avon Cobourne, West Virginia.......................5,039....................1999-2002 2. Ray Rice, Rutgers................................................ 4,926......................... 2005-07 3. Pat White, West Virginia.................................... 4,480......................... 2005-08 4. Noel Devine, West Virginia................................ 4,317......................... 2007-10 5. Steve Slaton, West Virginia................................ 3,923......................... 2005-07 6. Amos Zereoue, West Virginia............................ 3,907......................... 1996-98 7. Donald Brown, Connecticut.............................. 3,800......................... 2006-08 8. Derrick Knight, Boston College.......................... 3,725......................... 2000-03 9. Mike Cloud, Boston College............................... 3,597......................... 1995-98 10. Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech.................................. 3,475......................... 2001-03

A number of BIG EAST Conference players who were active in 2011 surpassed the 100-yard rushing, 100-yard receiving and 300-yard passing marks in a game. Below is a breakdown of the 2011 players who surpassed these marks (includes bowl games) both for their careers and in 2011.

Most Passing Yards (Career) 1. Brian Brohm, Louisville..................................9,956........................2005-07 2. Ken Dorsey, Miami.........................................9,565....................1999-2002 3. Mike Teel, Rutgers.........................................9,383........................2005-08 4. Matt Grothe, USF...........................................8,669........................2006-09 5. Ryan Hart, Rutgers.........................................8,482........................2002-05 6. Donovan McNabb, Syracuse..........................8,339........................1995-98 7. Tyler Palko, Pittsburgh...................................8,343........................2002-06 8. Glenn Foley, Boston College..........................7,853........................1991-93 9. Henry Burris, Temple.....................................7,495........................1993-96 10. Geno Smith, West Virginia................................. 7,457......................... 2009-11 Most Receiving Yards (Career) 1. Kenny Britt, Rutgers.......................................3,043........................2006-08 2. Dietrich Jells, Pittsburgh................................3,003........................1991-95 Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati..............................3,003..............2005, 2007-09 4. Harry Douglas, Louisville...............................2,881........................2005-07 5. Antonio Bryant, Pittsburgh............................2,805....................1999-2001 6. Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh............................2,728........................2002-03 7. Latef Grim, Pittsburgh....................................2,607....................1998-2000 8. Santana Moss, Miami....................................2,546....................1997-2000 9. Tres Moses, Rutgers.......................................2,522........................2001-05 10. Dominick Goodman, Cincinnati.....................2,512........................2005-08

Other 2011 Active Career Leaders Points Dave Teggart, Connecticut..........................................350........................... 2008-11 Touchdowns Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati.................................................33............................ 2008-11 Rushing Touchdowns Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati.................................................27............................ 2008-11 Passing Touchdowns Geno Smith, West Virginia...........................................56............................ 2009-11 Receiving Touchdowns Tavon Austin, West Virginia.........................................17............................ 2009-11 Receptions Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers............................................210........................... 2009-11 Total Offense B.J. Daniels, USF......................................................... 7,992......................... 2008-11 All-Purpose Yards Tavon Austin, West Virginia...................................... 4,374......................... 2009-11 Tackles JK Schaffer, Cincinnati..................................................325........................... 2009-11 Sacks Julian MIller, West Virginia......................................... 27.5.......................... 2008-11 Tackles For Loss Julian Miller, West Virginia......................................... 42.5.......................... 2008-11 Interceptions Keith Tandy, West Virginia............................................13............................ 2008-11

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100-Yard Rushing Games Player, School, Year 2011 Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati, Sr. 6 Ray Graham, Pittsburgh, Jr. 4 B.J. Daniels, USF, Jr. 2 Victor Anderson, Louisville, Sr. Lyle McCombs, Connecticut, Fr. 6 Antwon Bailey, Syracuse, Sr. 5 Joe Martinek, Rutgers, Sr. Jawan Jamison, Rutgers, Fr. 3 Jourdan Brooks, Rutgers, Sr. Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers, Jr. Demetris Murray, USF, Jr. Jeremy Wright, Louisville, So. 1 Darrell Scott, USF, Jr. 1 Shawne Alston, West Virginia, Jr. 1 Dustin Garrison, West Virginia, Fr. 1 Zach Collaros, Cincinnati, Sr. Darrin Williams, Cincinnati, Jr. Darius Ashley, Louisville, Jr. Jeremy Deering, Rutgers, So. DeAntwan Williams, Rutgers, Jr. 100-Yard Receiving Games Player, School, Year 2011 Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers, Jr. 6 Stedman Bailey, West Virginia, So. 7 Tavon Austin, West Virginia, Jr. 5 D.J. Woods, Cincinnati, Sr. 1 Alec Lemon, Syracuse, Jr. 2 Kashif Moore, Connecticut, Sr. 3 Devin Street, Pittsburgh, So. 3 Ivan McCartney, West Virginia, So. 2 Van Chew, Syracuse, Sr. 1 Mark Harrison, Rutgers, Jr. Anthony McClung, Cincinnati, So. Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati, Jr. 1 Kenbrell Thompkins, Cincinnati, Jr. 1 Isiah Moore, Connecticut, Sr. 1 Nick Williams, Connecticut, Jr. 1 Josh Chichester, Louisville, Sr. 1 Eli Rogers, Louisville, Fr. 1 Sterling Griffin, USF, So. 1 Deonte Welch, USF, Fr. 1 Devon Brown, West Virginia, Sr. 1 Josh Bellamy, Louisville, Sr. Jeremy Deering, Rutgers, So. A.J. Love, USF, Sr. Marcus Sales, Syracuse, Sr. Brad Starks, West Virginia, Sr. 300-Yard Passing Games Player, School, Year 2011 Geno Smith, West Virginia, Jr. 8 Zach Collaros, Cincinnati, Sr. 1 B.J. Daniels, USF, Jr. 2 Tino Sunseri, Pittsburgh, Jr. 1 Chas Dodd, Rutgers, So. Johnny McEntee, Connecticut, Jr. 1 Will Stein, Louisville, Jr. 1 Ryan Nassib, Syracuse, Jr. 1

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2011 In Review BIG EAST OffensIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sept. 5 Ray Graham, Pittsburgh, RB, Jr. Sept. 12 B.J. Daniels, USF, QB, Jr. Sept. 19 Geno Smith, West Virginia, QB, Jr. Sept. 26 Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers, WR, Jr. Oct. 3 Ray Graham, Pittsburgh, RB, Jr. Oct. 10 Stedman Bailey, West Virginia, WR, So. Oct. 17 Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati, RB, Jr. Oct. 24 Zach Collaros, Cincinnati, QB, Sr. Oct. 31 Tino Sunseri, Pittsburgh, QB, Sr. Nov. 7 Geno Smith, West Virginia, QB, Jr. Nov. 14 Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers, WR, Jr. Nov. 21 Jawan Jamison, Rutgers, RB, Fr. Nov. 28 Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, QB, Fr. Dec. 5 Anthony McClung, Cincinnati, WR, So.

BIG EAST Defensive PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sept. 5 Jerrell Young, USF, S, Sr. Sept. 12 Phillip Thomas, Syracuse, S, Jr. Sept. 19 Dexter Heyman, Louisville, LB, Sr. Sept. 26 JK Schaffer, Cincinnati, LB, Sr. Oct. 3 Steve Beauharnais, Rutgers, LB, Jr. Oct. 10 Logan Ryan, Rutgers, CB, So. Oct. 17 Byron Jones, Connecticut, CB, Fr. Oct. 24 Chandler Jones, Syracuse, DE, Sr. Oct. 31 Preston Brown, Louisville, LB, So. Nov. 7 Khaseem Greene, Rutgers, LB, Jr. Nov. 14 Julian Miller, West Virginia, DT, Sr. Nov. 21 Dexter Heyman, Louisville, LB, Sr. Nov. 28 Julian Miller, West Virginia, DT, Sr. Dec. 5 Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh, LB, Sr. BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sept. 5 Tavon Austin, West Virginia, WR, Jr. Sept. 12 Mark Joyce, USF, S, Jr. Sept. 19 Tyler Bitancurt, West Virginia, K, Jr. Sept. 26 Pat O’Donnell, Cincinnati, P, Jr. Oct. 3 Jamal Merrell, Rutgers, LB, So. Oct. 10 Ross Krautman, Syracuse, K, So. Oct. 17 Brandon Jones, Rutgers, CB, Jr. Oct. 24 Dorian Graham, Syracuse, WR, Sr. Oct. 31 Chris Philpott, Louisville, K, Sr. Nov. 7 Adrian Bushell, Louisville, CB, Jr. Nov. 14 Eain Smith, West Virginia, S, Sr. Nov. 21 Adrian Bushell, Louisville, CB, Jr. Nov. 28 Corey Smith, West Virginia, P, Jr. Dec. 5 Tavon Austin, West Virginia, WR, Jr. aCTIVE CAREER WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS 4 — Dave Teggart (K, Connecticut); Geno Smith (West Virginia, QB) 3 — Ray Graham (Pittsburgh, RB); B.J. Daniels (USF, QB); Tavon Austin (West Virginia, WR); Tyler Bitancurt (K, West Virginia); Julian Miller (West Virginia, DT) 2 – Zach Collaros (Cincinnati, QB); Isaiah Pead (Cincinnati, RB); Sio Moore (Connecticut, LB); Adrian Bushell (Louisville, CB); Dexter Heyman (Louisville, LB); Chris Philpott (Louisville, K); Teddy Dellaganna (Rutgers, P); Mohamed Sanu (Rutgers, WR); Ross Krautman (Syracuse, K); Maikon Bonani (USF, K) 1 – Anthony McClung (Cincinnati, WR); Brandon Mills (Cincinnati, LB); Pat O’Donnell (Cincinnati, P); JK Schaffer (Cincinnati, LB); Byron Jones (Connecticut, CB); Blidi WrehWilson (Connecticut, CB); Victor Anderson (Louisville, RB); Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville, QB); Preston Brown (Louisville, LB); Jeremy Wright (Louisville, RB); Brandon Lindsey (Pittsburgh, LB); Dan Mason (Pittsburgh, LB); Tino Sunseri (Pittsburgh, QB); Steve Beauharnais (Rutgers, LB); Chas Dodd (Rutgers, QB); Khaseem Greene (Rutgers, LB); Jawan Jamison (Rutgers, RB); Brandon Jones (Rutgers, CB); Jamal Merrel (Rutgers, LB); Logan Ryan (Rutgers, CB); San San Te (Rutgers, K); Justin Brockhaus-Kann (USF, P); Mark Joyce (USF, S); Terrence Mitchell (USF, DB); Jerrell Young (USF, S); Dorian Graham (Syracuse, WR); Chandler Jones (Syracuse, DE); Ryan Lichtenstein (Syracuse, K); Ryan Nassib (Syracuse, QB); Phillip Thomas (Syracuse, S); Stedman Bailey (West Virginia, WR); Bruce Irvin (West Virginia, DE); Corey Smith (West Virginia, P); Eain Smith (West Virginia, S); Keith Tandy (West Virginia, CB)

Record Against The Conferences ATLANTIC COAST (4-4) Syracuse 36, Wake Forest 29 (ot) (9/1) North Carolina 24, Rutgers 22 (9/10) West Virginia 37, Maryland 31 (9/17) Cincinnati 44, North Carolina State 14 (9/22) North Carolina 14, Louisville 7 (10/8) Miami (Fla.) 6, USF 3 (11/19) North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 (12/27) West Virginia 70, Clemson 33 (1/4) BIG 12 (1-1) Iowa State 24, Connecticut 20 (9/16) Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 (12/30) BIG TEN (0-1) Iowa 31, Pittsburgh 27 (9/17) COLONIAL ATHLETIC (2-0) Pittsburgh 35, Maine 29 (9/10) Syracuse 21, Rhode Island 14 (9/10) CONFERENCE USA (3-2) West Virginia 34, Marshall 13 (9/4) USF 52, UTEP 24 (9/24) Marshall 17, Louisville 13 (10/1) Syracuse 37, Tulane 34 (10/8) SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6 (1/7) MID-AMERICAN (8-1) Pittsburgh 35, Buffalo 16 (9/3) USF 37, Ball State 7 (9/10) Cincinnati 59, Akron 14 (9/17) Syracuse 33, Toledo 30 (ot) (9/24) Rutgers 38, Ohio 26 (9/24) Connecticut 17, Buffalo 3 (9/24) Cincinnati 27, Miami (Ohio) 0 (10/1) Western Michigan 38, Connecticut 31 (10/1) West Virginia 55, Bowling Green 10 (10/1)

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC (2-0) West Virginia 55, Norfolk State 12 (9/10) USF 70, Florida A&M 17 (9/17) Ohio Valley (2-0) Louisville 21, Murray State 9 (9/1) Cincinnati 72, Austin Peay 10 (9/3) PAC-12 (0-2) USC 38, Syracuse 17 (9/17) Utah 26, Pittsburgh 14 (10/15) PATRIOT (1-0) Connecticut 35, Fordham 3 (9/1) SOUTHEASTERN (2-3) Tennessee 45, Cincinnati 23 (9/10) Vanderbilt 24, Connecticut 21 (9/10) Louisville 24, Kentucky 17 (9/17) LSU 47, West Virginia 21 (9/24) Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 (12/31) SUN BELT (0-1) Florida International 24, Louisville 17 (9/9) INDEPENDENTS (4-1) Rutgers 48, North Carolina Central 0 (9/1) USF 23, Notre Dame 20 (9/3) Notre Dame 15, Pittsburgh 12 (9/24) Rutgers 21, Navy 20 (10/15) Rutgers 27, Army 12 (11/12) Total Nonconference Records All Games..............................................29-16 FBS Opponents......................................21-16 BCS Automatic Qualifiers.........................8-12 FCS Opponents..........................................8-0 AP Top 25...................................................2-1 USA Today Top 25......................................2-1 Bowl Games...............................................3-2

Year-By-Year Champions

Year Champion ........................... BIG EAST ...................OVERALL ............................ HEAD COACH 1991 Miami # ..................................... 2-0..............................12-0...............................Dennis Erickson 1992 Miami ........................................ 4-0 .............................11-1...............................Dennis Erickson 1993 West Virginia ............................. 7-0 .............................11-1.....................................Don Nehlen 1994 Miami ........................................ 7-0..............................10-2...............................Dennis Erickson 1995 Virginia Tech ............................. 6-1 .............................10-2..................................Frank Beamer 1996 Virginia Tech ............................. 6-1 .............................10-2 .................................Frank Beamer Miami ........................................ 6-1 ..............................9-3 ..................................... Butch Davis Syracuse .................................... 6-1...............................9-3 ...............................Paul Pasqualoni 1997 Syracuse .................................... 6-1 ..............................9-3 ...............................Paul Pasqualoni 1998 Syracuse .................................... 6-1 ..............................8-3 ...............................Paul Pasqualoni 1999 Virginia Tech ............................. 7-0 .............................11-1..................................Frank Beamer 2000 Miami ........................................ 7-0 .............................10-1 .................................... Butch Davis 2001 Miami # ..................................... 7-0 .............................12-0 .....................................Larry Coker 2002 Miami ........................................ 7-0 .............................12-1 .....................................Larry Coker 2003 Miami *...................................... 6-1 .............................11-2......................................Larry Coker West Virginia ............................. 6-1 ..............................8-5 ................................ Rich Rodriguez 2004 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 2005 West Virginia ............................. 7-0 .............................11-1 ............................... Rich Rodriguez 2006 Louisville.................................... 6-1..............................12-1................................. Bobby Petrino 2007 West Virginia *........................... 5-2..............................11-2................................ Rich Rodriguez Connecticut............................... 5-2...............................9-4.....................................Randy Edsall 2008 Cincinnati................................... 6-1..............................11-3....................................... Brian Kelly 2009 Cincinnati................................... 7-0..............................12-1....................................... Brian Kelly 2010 Connecticut *............................. 5-2...............................8-4.....................................Randy Edsall West Virginia............................. 5-2...............................9-3.......................................Bill Stewart Pittsburgh.................................. 5-2...............................7-5.............................. Dave Wannstedt 2011 Cincinnati................................... 5-2...............................9-3......................................Butch Jones Louisville.................................... 5-2...............................7-5.................................. Charlie Strong West Virginia *........................... 5-2...............................9-3............................... Dana Holgorsen # National Champion

* Earned BIG EAST’s automatic BCS bid.

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NCAA Leaders individual Leaders Rushing............................................. YPG 31. Lyle McCombs, UConn............. 95.92 39. Isaiah Pead, Cin........................ 92.50 45. Antwon Bailey, SU.................... 87.58 Completions Per Game...................... CPG 9. Geno Smith, WVU.................... 26.17 24. Ryan Nassib, SU....................... 21.58 35. B.J. Daniels, USF....................... 19.55 41. Tino Sunseri, Pitt...................... 19.00 Passing Yards Per Game..................... YPG 7. Geno Smith, WVU.................. 331.50 32. B.J. Daniels, USF..................... 236.73 47. Ryan Nassib, SU..................... 223.75 Total Passing Yards........................... Pyds 7. Geno Smith, WVU..................... 3978 47. Ryan Nassib, SU........................ 2685 49. B.J. Daniels, USF........................ 2604 Passing Efficiency............................Rating 22. Geno Smith, WVU.................. 148.38 42. Zach Collaros, Cin................... 139.89 Receptions Per Game........................ RPG 6. Mohamed Sanu, RU................... 9.08 t12. Tavon Austin, WVU.................... 7.42 48. Alec Lemon, SU.......................... 5.67 t49. Stedman Bailey, WVU................ 5.58 Receiving Yards Per Game.................. YPG 13. Stedman Bailey, WVU.............. 99.75 18. Mohamed Sanu, RU................. 95.33 28. Tavon Austin, WVU.................. 88.58 Total Receiving Yards..................... RecYds 13. Stedman Bailey, WVU............... 1197 18. Mohamed Sanu, RU.................. 1144 30. Tavon Austin, WVU................... 1063 All-Purpose Running.......................... YPG 2. Tavon Austin, WVU................ 191.17 Total Offense..................................... YPG 9. Geno Smith, WVU.................. 326.58 17. B.J. Daniels, USF..................... 291.36 49. Zach Collaros, Cin................... 232.89 Scoring ............................................. PPG t31. Maikon Bonani, USF................... 8.25 t31. Tyler Bitancurt, WVU................. 8.25 t43. Dave Teggart, UConn................. 7.92 Points Responsible For...................... PPG 22. Zach Collaros, Cin..................... 15.11 40. Geno Smith, WVU.................... 13.00 44. Ryan Nassib, SU....................... 12.33 Tackles ..............................................TPG 12. Khaseem Greene, RU............... 10.58 t42. Max Gruder, Pitt......................... 8.92 Solo Tackles......................................STPG t19. Khaseem Grenne, RU................. 5.58 26. Phillip Thomas, SU..................... 5.40 t33. DeDe Lattimore, USF.................. 5.17 Tackles for Loss.........................TFL/Game t6. Derek Wolfe, Cin........................ 1.63 t22. Sio Moore, UConn...................... 1.33 t28. Dexter Heyman, UofL................. 1.29 t32. Aaron Donald, Pitt..................... 1.25 t32. Trevardo Williams, UConn......... 1.25 t32. Steve Beauharnais, RU............... 1.25 t40. Bruce Irvin, WVU....................... 1.17 t46. John Hughes, Cin....................... 1.14 t48. Chas Alecxih, Pitt....................... 1.13 t48. Kendall Reyes, UConn................ 1.13 Sacks ..............................................SPG 2. Trevardo Williams, UConn......... 1.04 t8. Aaron Donald, Pitt....................... .83 t12. Derek Wolfe, Cin.......................... .79 t18. Brandon Lindsey, Pitt................... .71 t34. Bruce Irvin, WVU......................... .63 t41. DeDe Lattimore, USF.................... .58

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Passes Defended.......................PD/Game t34. Logan Ryan, RU.......................... 1.08 t42. Keith Tandy, WVU...................... 1.00

Rushing Defense................................ YPG 4. Connecticut.............................. 85.67 6. Cincinnati................................. 93.67 10. Louisville................................ 103.50 16. USF......................................... 107.33 24. Pittsburgh.............................. 121.58 33. Syracuse................................. 128.17 51. West Virginia.......................... 140.75 57. Rutgers................................... 146.08

Interceptions.................................... Total t5. Connecticut................................... 18 t12. Rutgers.......................................... 17 t24. Cincinnati...................................... 14 t48 USF................................................ 12 t48. West Virginia................................. 12 t70. Syracuse........................................ 10 t81. Louisville......................................... 9 t91. Pittsburgh....................................... 8

Pass Defense..................................... YPG 10. Rutgers................................... 168.33 32. West Virginia.......................... 199.58 61. Louisville................................ 224.33 70. Pittsburgh.............................. 233.25 84. USF......................................... 244.00 98. Syracuse................................. 258.25 105. Cincinnati............................... 268.92 114. Connecticut............................ 281.00

Turnovers Gained............................. Total t5. Connecticut................................... 31 t5. Rutgers.......................................... 31 t9. Cincinnati...................................... 30 t28. USF................................................ 26 t54. Syracuse........................................ 21 t64. Pittsburgh..................................... 20 t75. West Virginia................................. 19 t84. Louisville....................................... 18

Pass Efficiency Defense...................Rating 6. Rutgers................................... 104.09 15. West Virginia.......................... 112.48 43. USF......................................... 123.50 46. Pittsburgh.............................. 124.55 58. Louisville................................ 127.52 60. Cincinnati............................... 127.99 71. Connecticut............................ 132.36 86. Syracuse................................. 137.01

Turnovers Lost.................................. Total t42. Cincinnati...................................... 19 t42. Louisville....................................... 19 t42. Syracuse........................................ 19 t52. Pittsburgh..................................... 20 t56. West Virginia................................. 21 t72. Connecticut................................... 23 t84. USF................................................ 24 t109. Rutgers.......................................... 28

Total Defense.................................... YPG 13. Rutgers................................... 314.42 23. Louisville................................ 327.83 27. West Virginia.......................... 340.30 38. USF......................................... 351.33 41. Pittsburgh.............................. 354.83 46. Cincinnati............................... 362.58 49. Connecticut............................ 366.67 65. Syracuse................................. 386.42

Tackles For Loss.........................Per Game 1. Cincinnati................................... 8.88 2. USF............................................. 8.25 9. Pittsburgh.................................. 7.58 t16. Louisville.................................... 7.25 t16. Connecticut................................ 7.25 t16. Rutgers....................................... 7.25 t33. Syracuse..................................... 6.67 t46. West Virginia.............................. 6.25

Scoring Defense................................. PPG 12. Rutgers..................................... 18.75 14. Louisville.................................. 19.17 20. Cincinnati................................. 20.00 33. Pittsburgh................................ 22.42 36. USF........................................... 22.67 50. Connecticut.............................. 24.33 63. West Virginia............................ 26.25 75. Syracuse................................... 28.50

Sacks Per Game t1. Cincinnati................................... 3.58 t4. Pittsburgh.................................. 3.25 t4.. USF............................................. 3.25 t14. Connecticut................................ 2.83 t17. Louisville.................................... 2.67 t17. Rutgers....................................... 2.67 t28. Syracuse..................................... 2.33 t30. Syracuse..................................... 2.25

Net Punting..................................Net Avg 17. Cincinnati................................. 39.09 48. Connecticut.............................. 37.18 62. Louisville.................................. 37.32 66. Pittsburgh................................ 36.17 76. Rutgers..................................... 35.79 97. Syracuse................................... 34.78 99. USF........................................... 34.74 101. West Virginia............................ 34.59

Sacks Allowed ...........................Per Game t34. USF............................................. 1.33 t44. Cincinnati................................... 1.58 t74. West Virginia.............................. 2.17 t89. Syracuse..................................... 2.42 t91. Rutgers....................................... 2.50 t111. Louisville.................................... 3.00 115. Connecticut................................ 3.42 120. Pittsburgh.................................. 4.75 Turnover Margin.................Margin/Game t11. Cincinnati................................... 0.92 t19. Connecticut................................ 0.67 t38. Rutgers....................................... 0.25 t42. USF............................................. 0.17 t42. Syracuse..................................... 0.17 t60. Pittsburgh.................................. 0.00 t68. Louisville................................... -0.08 t74. West Virginia............................. -0.17

Total Offense..................................... YPG 17. West Virginia.......................... 459.58 31. USF......................................... 432.75 56. Cincinnati............................... 392.75 84. Pittsburgh.............................. 362.17 90. Syracuse................................. 347.67 100. Rutgers................................... 336.50 104. Louisville................................ 328.17 108. Connecticut............................ 313.17

Punt Returns...................................... Avg 16. West Virginia............................ 12.33 73. Cincinnati................................... 7.48 76. Rutgers....................................... 7.00 83. Pittsburgh.................................. 6.54 84. USF............................................. 6.52 94. Connecticut................................ 5.74 102. Louisville.................................... 5.17 116. Syracuse..................................... 3.08 Kickoff Returns................................... Avg 16. Rutgers..................................... 24.24 17. Connecticut.............................. 24.16 26. West Virginia............................ 23.69 37. Louisville.................................. 22.79 40. Syracuse................................... 22.64 41. Cincinnati................................. 21.57 69. Pittsburgh................................ 21.11 77. USF........................................... 20.67

Scoring Offense.................................. Avg 19. West Virginia............................ 34.92 28. Cincinnati................................. 33.50 52. USF........................................... 29.25 66. Rutgers..................................... 26.33 70. Pittsburgh................................ 25.75 82. Connecticut.............................. 24.25 84. Syracuse................................... 24.17 100. Louisville.................................. 21.75

Fumbles Recovered.......................... Total t8. Cincinnati...................................... 16 t15. Rutgers.......................................... 14 t15. USF................................................ 14 t22. Connecticut................................... 13 t29. Pittsburgh..................................... 12 t41. Syracuse........................................ 11 t66. Louisville......................................... 9 t91. West Virginia................................... 7

Interceptions.............................Int/Game 2. Phillip Thomas, SU....................... .60 t11. Duron Harmon, RU...................... .42 Forced Fumbles..........................FF/Game t19. Walter Stewart, Cin...................... .33 t39. K’Waun Williams, Pitt.................. .25 t39. Hakeem Smith, UofL.................... .25 t39. Ryne Giddins, USF........................ .25 t39. J.K. Schaffer, Cin........................... .25 Fumbles Recoverd..................... FR/Game t19. David Rowe, RU........................... .25 t19. Jon Lejiste, USF............................ .25 t19. Julian Miller, WVU........................ .25 t19. Walter Stewart, Cin...................... .25 t47. Jesse Joseph, UConn.................... .20 Punting............................................... Avg 17. Pat O’Donnell, Cin.................... 43.93 47. Cole Wagner, UConn................ 41.10 49. Matt Yoklic, Pitt........................ 40.89 Punt Returns...................................... Avg 5. Tavon Austin, WVU.................. 14.11 36. Ronald Jones, Pitt....................... 6.64 44. Nick Williams, UConn................ 5.59 Kickoff Returns................................... Avg 6. Jeremy Deering, RU................. 31.18 18. Tavon Austin, WVU.................. 26.48 39. Nick Williams, UConn.............. 24.86 41. Ralph Abernathy IV, Cin........... 24.70 Field Goals.................................FG/Game 5. Dave Teggart, UConn................. 1.83 t11. Kevin Harper, Pitt....................... 1.58 t11. Mike Bonani, USF....................... 1.58 t16. San San Te, RU........................... 1.50 t24. Tyler Bitancurt, WVU................. 1.33 t24. Tony Miliano, Cin....................... 1.33 t34. Ross Krautman, SU..................... 1.25 TEAM Leaders Rushing Offense................................ YPG 33. USF......................................... 183.17 37. Cincinnati............................... 175.00 68. Pittsburgh.............................. 151.17 94. Louisville................................ 121.92 95. Syracuse................................. 120.42 97. Connecticut............................ 118.50 100. West Virginia.......................... 117.59 115. Rutgers..................................... 91.50 Passing Offense................................. YPG 7. West Virginia.......................... 341.83 42. USF......................................... 249.58 t46. Rutgers................................... 245.00 65. Syracuse................................. 227.75 70. Cincinnati............................... 217.75 76. Pittsburgh.............................. 211.00 79. Louisville................................ 206.25 84. Connecticut............................ 194.67

Passing Efficiency............................Rating 26. West Virginia.......................... 148.24 48. Louisville................................ 136.99 57. Syracuse................................. 131.17 60. Cincinnati............................... 129.23 87. USF......................................... 122.60 92. Pittsburgh.............................. 118.36 97. Rutgers................................... 116.20 101. Connecticut............................ 113.21


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Individual Statistics RUSHING Team 1. PEAD, Isaiah CIN 2. McCOMBS, Lyle CONN 3. BAILEY, Antwon SYR 4. JAMISON,Jawan RUT 5. SCOTT, Darrell USF 6. GARRISON, Dustin WVU 7. DANIELS, B.J. USF 8. ANDERSON, Victor LOU 9. BROWN, Dominique LOU 10. MURRAY, Demetri USF

Cl SR FR SR FR JR FR JR SR SO JR

G 13 12 12 12 11 12 11 12 12 12

Att Yds Avg TD 237 1259 5.3 12 275 1151 4.2 7 240 1051 4.4 6 231 897 3.9 9 153 814 5.3 5 136 742 5.5 6 132 601 4.6 6 114 539 4.7 3 140 533 3.8 4 121 503 4.2 8

Long 65 65 53 56 56 42 71 61 55 31

PASSING AVG/GAME Team 1. SMITH, Geno WVU 2. DANIELS, B.J. USF 3. NASSIB, Ryan SYR 4. SUNSERI,Tino PITT 5. COLLAROS, Zach CIN 6. McENTEE, Johnny CONN 7. BRIDGEWATER, Teddy LOU 8. NOVA, Gary RUT 9. LEGAUX, Munchie CIN 10. McCUMMINGS, Sc. CONN

Cl JR JR SR JR SR JR FR FR SO FR

G 13 11 12 13 10 12 13 10 11 12

Att 526 365 415 385 272 335 296 227 116 10

Yds TD Avg/G 4385 31 337.3 2604 13 236.7 2685 22 223.8 2616 10 201.2 1940 15 194.0 2110 12 175.8 2129 14 163.8 1553 11 155.3 749 5 68.1 157 2 13.1

TOTAL OFFENSE Team 1. SMITH, Geno WVU 2. DANIELS, B.J. USF 3. NASSIB, Ryan SYR 4. COLLAROS, Zach CIN 5. SUNSERI,Tino PITT 6. BRIDGEWATER, Teddy LOU 7. McENTEE, Johnny CONN 8. NOVA, Gary RUT 9. PEAD, Isaiah CIN 10. McCOMBS, Lyle CONN

Cl JR JR SR SR JR FR JR FR SR FR

G Rush Pass Plays Total 13 -33 4385 582 4352 11 601 2604 497 3205 12 39 2685 480 2724 10 234 1940 356 2174 13 86 2616 539 2702 13 66 2129 385 2195 12 -148 2110 390 1962 10 -114 1553 250 1439 13 1259 0 237 1259 12 1151 0 275 1151

Yds/G 334.8 291.4 227.0 217.4 207.8 168.8 163.5 143.9 96.8 95.9

RECEPTIONS Team 1. SANU,Mohamed RUT 2. AUSTIN, Tavon WVU 3. LEMON, Alec SYR 4. BAILEY, Stedman WVU 5. PROVO, Nick SYR 6. STREET,Devin PITT 7. MCCLUNG, Anthony CIN MCCARTNEY, Ivan WVU 9. MOORE, Isiah CONN 10. MOORE, Kashif CONN

Cl JR JR JR SO SR SO SO SO SR SR

G Rec Yds TD 13 115 1206 7 13 101 1186 8 12 68 834 6 13 72 1279 12 12 51 537 7 13 53 754 2 13 49 683 6 13 49 585 3 12 43 566 0 12 41 604 5

Long 32 72 58 84 33 66 36 51 41 62

Avg/C Rec/G 10.5 8.85 11.7 7.77 12.3 5.67 17.8 5.54 10.5 4.25 14.2 4.08 13.9 3.77 11.9 3.77 13.2 3.58 14.7 3.42

RECEIVING YARDS Team 1. BAILEY, Stedman WVU 2. SANU,Mohamed RUT 3. AUSTIN, Tavon WVU 4. LEMON, Alec SYR 5. STREET,Devin PITT 6. MCCLUNG, Anthony CIN 7. MOORE, Kashif CONN 8. MOORE, Isiah CONN 9. MCCARTNEY, Ivan WVU 10. PROVO, Nick SYR

Cl SO JR JR JR SO SO SR SR SO SR

G Rec Yds TD 13 72 1279 12 13 115 1206 7 13 101 1186 8 12 68 834 6 13 53 754 2 13 49 683 6 12 41 604 5 12 43 566 0 13 49 585 3 12 51 537 7

Long 84 32 72 58 66 36 62 41 51 33

Avg/C Yds/G 17.8 98.4 10.5 92.8 11.7 91.2 12.3 69.5 14.2 58.0 13.9 52.5 14.7 50.3 13.2 47.2 11.9 45.0 10.5 44.8

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

Cl JR SR FR JR SR SO JR JR JR FR

G Rush Rcv PR KR 13 182 1186 268 938 13 1259 319 74 0 12 1151 172 0 0 12 3 236 123 920 12 1051 200 0 0 13 0 1279 0 67 13 -2 1206 55 0 12 150 157 0 817 11 814 169 0 0 12 10 4 0 1027

ALL PURPOSE Team AUSTIN, Tavon WVU PEAD, Isaiah CIN McCOMBS, Lyle CONN WILLIAMS, Nick CONN BAILEY, Antwon SYR BAILEY, Stedman WVU SANU,Mohamed RUT LAMAR, Lindsey USF SCOTT, Darrell USF KOBENA, Jeremiah SYR

Cmp Int Pct. 346 7 65.8 215 7 58.9 259 9 62.4 247 11 64.2 166 10 61.0 172 8 51.3 191 12 64.5 116 9 51.1 55 4 47.4 5 0 50.0

Yds 2574 1652 1323 1282 1251 1346 1259 1124 983 1041

Yds/G 96.8 95.9 87.6 74.8 74.0 61.8 54.6 44.9 44.4 41.9

B.J. Daniels, USF

Avg/G 198.0 127.1 110.2 106.8 104.2 103.5 96.8 93.7 89.4 86.8

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INTERCEPTIONS Team 1. THOMAS, Phillip SYR 2. HARMON,Duron RUT 3. TANDY, Keith WVU 4. BROWN, Ty-Meer CONN GRATZ, Dwayne CONN MOORE, Sio CONN 7. CHEATHAM, Camerron CIN RYAN, Logan RUT BEAUHARNAIS, Steve RUT DRANE, Deven CIN

Cl JR JR SR FR JR JR JR SO JR SO

G Int 10 6 13 5 13 4 12 3 12 3 12 3 13 3 13 3 13 3 13 3

Yds TD 50 0 86 1 63 0 52 1 32 0 -2 0 70 1 56 1 53 0 43 0

PASS EFFICIENCY Team 1. SMITH, Geno WVU 2. BRIDGEWATER, Teddy LOU 3. COLLAROS, Zach CIN 4. NASSIB, Ryan SYR 5. DANIELS, B.J. USF 6. SUNSERI,Tino PITT 7. NOVA, Gary RUT 8. McENTEE, Johnny CONN

Cl JR FR SR SR JR JR FR JR

G 13 13 10 12 11 13 10 12

Cmp Int Pct. 346 7 65.8 191 12 64.5 166 10 61.0 259 9 62.4 215 7 58.9 247 11 64.2 116 9 51.1 172 8 51.3

PUNT RETURN AVG Team 1. AUSTIN, Tavon WVU 2. WILLIAMS, Nick CONN

Cl JR JR

G Ret 13 19 12 22

Yds TD 268 0 123 0

Long Avg 64 14.1 36 5.6

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

KICK RETURN AVG Team DEERING,Jeremy RUT ABERNATHY, RD CIN AUSTIN, Tavon WVU WILLIAMS, Nick CONN WRIGHT, Jeremy LOU JACKSON,Buddy PITT KOBENA, Jeremiah SYR DAVIS,Corey PITT LAMAR, Lindsey USF THOMAS,Jordan RUT

Cl SO FR JR JR SO SR FR FR JR SO

G Ret 12 17 13 39 13 36 12 37 12 18 13 23 12 45 12 17 12 40 13 16

Yds TD 530 1 1034 1 938 2 920 0 425 0 543 1 1027 0 359 0 817 0 310 0

Long 98 90 100 61 58 98 79 36 62 31

PUNTING Team 1. O’DONNELL, Pat CIN 2. YOKLIC,Matt PITT 3. WAGNER, Cole CONN 4. DOERNER,Justin RUT 5. FISHER, Jonathan SYR 6. BROCKHAUS-KANN USF

Cl SO SO SO JR FR JR

G Punt 13 63 13 62 12 80 13 64 9 43 12 62

Yds Long Avg 2760 76 43.8 2554 58 41.2 3288 63 41.1 2577 58 40.3 1690 57 39.3 2253 55 36.3

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

Cl JR JR SR FR SR JR SR JR SO SO

G TD 13 0 12 0 12 0 13 0 13 0 13 0 13 15 11 12 12 0 13 12

XPT 61 42 29 47 37 32 0 0 33 0

SCORING Team BITANCURT, Tyle WVU BONANI, Maikon USF TEGGART, David CONN MILIANO, Tony CIN TE, San San RUT HARPER,Kevin PITT PEAD, Isaiah CIN ALSTON, Shawne WVU KRAUTMAN, Ross SYR BAILEY, Stedman WVU

Att 526 296 272 415 365 385 227 335

FG 16 19 22 17 20 21 0 0 15 0

Long Int/G 24 0.60 45 0.38 18 0.31 48 0.25 19 0.25 0 0.25 53 0.23 45 0.23 44 0.23 43 0.23 Yds TD Eff. 4385 31 152.6 2129 14 132.4 1940 15 131.8 2685 22 129.9 2604 13 126.7 2616 10 124.1 1553 11 116.6 2110 12 111.3

Avg 31.2 26.5 26.1 24.9 23.6 23.6 22.8 21.1 20.4 19.4

Jeremy Deering, Rutgers

2XP Pts Pts/G 0 109 8.4 0 99 8.2 0 95 7.9 0 98 7.5 0 97 7.5 0 95 7.3 0 90 6.9 0 72 6.5 0 78 6.5 0 72 5.5

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

SCORING (TDs) Team PEAD, Isaiah CIN ALSTON, Shawne WVU BAILEY, Stedman WVU AUSTIN, Tavon WVU COLLAROS, Zach CIN JAMISON,Jawan RUT McCOMBS, Lyle CONN MURRAY, Demetri USF BAILEY, Antwon SYR PROVO, Nick SYR

Cl SR JR SO JR SR FR FR JR SR SR

G TD Rush Pass Ret PAT Pts Pts/G 13 15 12 3 0 0 90 6.9 11 12 12 0 0 0 72 6.5 13 12 0 12 0 0 72 5.5 13 11 1 8 2 0 66 5.1 10 8 8 0 0 0 48 4.8 12 9 9 0 0 0 54 4.5 12 8 7 1 0 0 48 4.0 12 8 8 0 0 0 48 4.0 12 7 6 1 0 0 42 3.5 12 7 0 7 0 0 42 3.5

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

SCORING (KICK) Team BITANCURT, Tyle WVU BONANI, Maikon USF TEGGART, David CONN MILIANO, Tony CIN TE, San San RUT HARPER,Kevin PITT KRAUTMAN, Ross SYR PHILPOTT, Chris LOU

Cl JR JR SR FR SR JR SO SR

G PATs 13 61-63 12 42-42 12 29-30 13 47-50 13 37-38 13 32-33 12 33-34 13 33-35

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

FIELD GOALS Team TEGGART, David CONN HARPER,Kevin PITT BONANI, Maikon USF TE, San San RUT MILIANO, Tony CIN KRAUTMAN, Ross SYR BITANCURT, Tyle WVU PHILPOTT, Chris LOU

Cl SR JR JR SR FR SO JR SR

G 12 13 12 13 13 12 13 13

FG 22 21 19 20 17 15 16 12

FGA Pct. 28 78.6 31 67.7 26 73.1 31 64.5 25 68.0 19 78.9 22 72.7 18 66.7

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

FIELD GOAL PCT Team KRAUTMAN, Ross SYR TEGGART, David CONN BONANI, Maikon USF BITANCURT, Tyle WVU MILIANO, Tony CIN HARPER,Kevin PITT PHILPOTT, Chris LOU TE, San San RUT

Cl SO SR JR JR FR JR SR SR

G 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13

FG 15 22 19 16 17 21 12 20

FGA Long Pct. 19 40 78.9 28 53 78.6 26 49 73.1 22 45 72.7 25 48 68.0 31 52 67.7 18 52 66.7 31 50 64.5

PAT KICKING PCT Team 1. BONANI, Maikon USF 2. TE, San San RUT 3. KRAUTMAN, Ross SYR 4. HARPER,Kevin PITT 5. BITANCURT, Tyle WVU 6. TEGGART, David CONN 7. PHILPOTT, Chris LOU 8. MILIANO, Tony CIN

Cl JR SR SO JR JR SR SR FR

G 12 13 12 13 13 12 13 13

FGs Pts Pts/G 16-22 109 8.4 19-26 99 8.2 22-28 95 7.9 17-25 98 7.5 20-31 97 7.5 21-31 95 7.3 15-19 78 6.5 12-18 69 5.3 FG/G 1.83 1.62 1.58 1.54 1.31 1.25 1.23 0.92

Zach Collaros, Cincinnati

Made Att Pct. 42 42 100.0 37 38 97.4 33 34 97.1 32 33 97.0 61 63 96.8 29 30 96.7 33 35 94.3 47 50 94.0

San San Te, Rutgers

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TACKLES (All positions) Player Team 1. GREENE,Khaseem RUT 2. GRUDER,Max PITT 3. SCHAFFER, JK CIN 4. THOMAS, Phillip SYR 5. JOHNSON, Jory CONN 6. SMALLWOOD, Yawin CONN LATTIMORE, DeDe USF 8. LANARIS, Michae USF 9. MOORE, Sio CONN 10. HEYMAN, Dexter LOU 11. THOMAS, Shamarko SYR 12. GOODE, Najee WVU 13. GARVIN, Terence WVU 14. COOK, Darwin WVU 15. SMITH, Hakeem LOU BROWN, Preston LOU 17. VAUGHAN, Dan SYR BARRINGTON, Sam USF 19. BEAUHARNAIS, Steve RUT 20. SMITH, Eain WVU 21. FREY, Drew CIN 22. RICHARDSON, Wesley CIN 23. WOLFE, Derek CIN 24. SPRUILL, Marquis SYR 25. RYAN, Logan RUT HOLLEY,Jarred PITT

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

G Pos 13 LB 13 LB 13 LB 10 DB 12 LB 12 LB 12 LB 12 LB 12 LB 13 LB 10 SS 13 LB 11 DB 13 DB 13 S 13 LB 12 LB 12 LB 13 LB 13 DB 13 DB 13 DB 13 DL 12 LB 13 CB 13 DB

Solo 74 58 51 54 45 36 62 45 55 56 47 43 43 51 59 52 40 45 43 55 43 37 37 43 48 40

Ast Total Avg/G Sack 67 141 10.8 3.5 58 116 8.9 0.5 63 114 8.8 4.0 28 82 8.2 0.0 52 97 8.1 0.0 58 94 7.8 1.5 32 94 7.8 7.0 42 87 7.2 1.0 31 86 7.2 6.5 34 90 6.9 4.5 20 67 6.7 0.0 44 87 6.7 5.0 29 72 6.5 3.5 34 85 6.5 0.0 25 84 6.5 0.0 32 84 6.5 1.5 32 72 6.0 1.0 27 72 6.0 2.5 34 77 5.9 5.0 21 76 5.8 0.0 30 73 5.6 0.0 34 71 5.5 0.0 33 70 5.4 9.5 19 62 5.2 3.0 19 67 5.2 0.5 27 67 5.2 2.0

SACKS Team 1. WILLIAMS, Trevardo CONN 2. DONALD,Aaron PITT 3. WOLFE, Derek CIN 4. IRVIN, Bruce WVU LINDSEY,Brandon PITT 6. LATTIMORE, DeDe USF 7. FRANCIS,Justin RUT ALECXIH,Chas PITT 9. MOORE, Sio CONN 10. DAVIS, Claude USF

Cl JR SO SR SR SR SO SR SR JR SR

G 12 13 13 13 13 12 13 13 12 11

Solo DL DL DL DE LB LB DL DL LB DL

Ast 12 10 9 8 8 6 5 6 6 6

Yds Total Avg/G 1 83 12.5 1.04 2 63 11.0 0.85 1 66 9.5 0.73 1 71 8.5 0.65 1 54 8.5 0.65 2 44 7.0 0.58 3 47 6.5 0.50 1 43 6.5 0.50 1 40 6.5 0.54 0 36 6.0 0.55

TACKLES FOR LOSS Team 1. WOLFE, Derek CIN 2. HEYMAN, Dexter LOU BEAUHARNAIS, Steve RUT 4. MOORE, Sio CONN 5. DONALD,Aaron PITT 6. ALECXIH,Chas PITT 7. WILLIAMS, Trevardo CONN 8. IRVIN, Bruce WVU 9. GREENE,Khaseem RUT 10. GOODE, Najee WVU

Cl SR SR JR JR SO SR JR SR JR SR

G 13 13 13 12 13 13 12 13 13 13

Solo DL LB LB LB DL DL DL DE LB LB

Ast 18 12 13 13 13 14 13 14 10 11

Yds Total 7 96 8 61 6 57 6 58 6 77 3 61 4 97 2 91 9 50 6 45

FUMBLES FORCED Team 1. STEWART, Walter CIN 2. GIDDINS, Ryne USF 3. WILLIAMS,K’Waun PITT SCHAFFER, JK CIN TAYLOR, Monte CIN SMITH, Hakeem LOU IRVIN, Bruce WVU 8. SMITH, Marcus LOU 9. DAVIS, Claude USF 10. WILLIAMS, Trev. CONN

Cl JR SO SO SR SR SO SR SO SR JR

G Num 13 4 12 3 13 3 13 3 13 3 13 3 13 3 10 2 11 2 12 2

Avg/G 0.31 0.25 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.20 0.18 0.17

FUMBLES RCVD Team 1. LEJISTE, Jon USF 2. REED,Antwuan PITT STEWART, Walter CIN MILLER, Julian WVU ROWE,David RUT 6. JOSEPH, Jesse CONN 7. ANDERSON, Ri’Shard SYR 8. LANARIS, Michae USF JOHNSON, Jory CONN SMALLWOOD, Yawin CONN

Cl JR SR JR JR SR JR JR JR JR FR

G Num 12 3 13 3 13 3 13 3 13 3 10 2 11 2 12 2 12 2 12 2

Avg/G 0.25 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.20 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.17

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Avg/G 21.5 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 15.5 15.0 15.0 14.5 14.0

Khaseem Greene, Rutgers

1.65 1.23 1.23 1.33 1.23 1.19 1.25 1.15 1.12 1.08

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

G 13 13 12 13 12 13 12 13

TD 63 55 42 41 32 36 35 36

XP 61 50 42 37 29 32 33 33

2XP 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FG 16 17 19 20 22 21 15 12

Saf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 489 433 351 343 291 315 290 285

Avg 37.6 33.3 29.2 26.4 24.2 24.2 24.2 21.9

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

G 13 13 13 12 13 12 13 12

TD 28 33 29 31 35 38 42 38

XP 22 31 28 29 32 35 37 36

2XP 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FG 16 10 20 19 17 9 19 26

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Pts 238 261 264 272 297 292 348 342

Avg 18.3 20.1 20.3 22.7 22.8 24.3 26.8 28.5

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

G Rush Pass Plays 13 542 353 9 12 434 253 11 13 475 256 16 12 418 261 9 13 381 243 13 13 426 263 14 13 392 223 14 12 359 182 9

Yards 65.1 58.3 53.9 62.4 63.8 61.7 56.9 50.7

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

G Rush Pass Plys 13 1809 2240 831 13 1307 2956 857 13 1882 2645 920 13 1520 3038 913 12 1288 2934 876 13 1239 3394 940 12 1028 3372 814 12 1538 3099 851

Yards Avg TD Yds/G 4049 4.9 25 311.5 4263 5.0 31 327.9 4527 4.9 36 348.2 4558 5.0 33 350.6 4222 4.8 27 351.8 4633 4.9 27 356.4 4400 5.4 33 366.7 4637 5.4 37 386.4

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

G 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 13

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

G Rushes Yards Avg. TD Yds/G 12 385 1028 2.7 11 85.7 13 457 1239 2.7 10 95.3 13 435 1307 3.0 11 100.5 12 435 1288 3.0 11 107.3 13 465 1520 3.3 17 116.9 12 436 1538 3.5 16 128.2 13 476 1809 3.8 17 139.2 13 472 1882 4.0 21 144.8

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

G 13 12 13 12 13 13 13 12

Att 477 500 518 417 466 396 466 461

Att 542 434 475 418 381 426 392 359

Avg/P TD Yds/G 4509 8.3 32 346.8 2995 6.9 15 249.6 3136 6.6 21 241.2 2733 6.5 23 227.8 2749 7.2 19 211.5 2727 6.4 12 209.8 2699 6.9 20 207.6 2336 6.5 14 194.7

Yds Avg TD Yds/G 2185 4.6 22 182.1 2321 4.6 28 178.5 1824 3.5 21 140.3 1595 3.8 25 122.7 1580 3.4 13 121.5 1445 3.6 10 120.4 1422 3.1 13 118.5 1271 2.8 14 97.8

Cmp Int Pct. 353 9 65.1 253 11 58.3 256 16 53.9 261 9 62.4 243 13 63.8 263 14 61.7 223 14 56.9 182 9 50.7

Yds Avg TD Yds/G 4509 8.3 32 346.8 2995 6.9 15 249.6 3136 6.6 21 241.2 2733 6.5 23 227.8 2749 7.2 19 211.5 2727 6.4 12 209.8 2699 6.9 20 207.6 2336 6.5 14 194.7

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2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PREVIEW PASS DEFENSE 1. Rutgers 2. West Virginia 3. Louisville 4. Pittsburgh 5. USF 6. Syracuse 7. Cincinnati 8. Connecticut

G 13 13 13 13 12 12 13 12

Att 355 448 422 448 441 415 483 429

Cmp Int Pct. 184 19 51.8 255 14 56.9 253 10 60.0 273 8 60.9 270 12 61.2 259 10 62.4 291 16 60.2 248 18 57.8

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

G Ret 12 43 13 49 13 57 13 46 13 38 12 59 13 52 12 51

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

G No. Yards Avg/P PR 13 64 2790 43.6 144 12 80 3288 41.1 214 13 64 2577 40.3 137 13 72 2848 39.6 85 13 71 2649 37.3 7 12 64 2475 38.7 189 12 62 2253 36.3 19 13 56 2148 38.4 169

Yds TD 1039 0 1181 1 1349 2 1085 1 879 1 1336 1 1117 1 1054 0

Yds Avg TD Yds/G 2240 6.3 8 172.3 2645 5.9 15 203.5 2956 7.0 20 227.4 3038 6.8 16 233.7 2934 6.7 16 244.5 3099 7.5 21 258.2 3394 7.0 17 261.1 3372 7.9 22 281.0

Avg 24.2 24.1 23.7 23.6 23.1 22.6 21.5 20.7 Avg TBg Net/P 2.2 8 38.8 2.7 5 37.2 2.1 5 36.6 1.2 7 36.4 0.1 3 36.4 3.0 3 34.8 0.3 4 34.7 3.0 2 34.6

Gained Lost TURNOVER MARGIN G Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot 1. Cincinnati 13 17 16 33 7 14 21 2. Connecticut 12 13 18 31 14 9 23 3. Rutgers 13 15 19 34 12 16 28 4. Syracuse 12 11 10 21 10 9 19 USF 12 14 12 26 13 11 24 6. West Virginia 13 9 14 23 13 9 22 7. Pittsburgh 13 13 8 21 8 14 22 Louisville 13 11 10 21 9 13 22

Mar Per/G +12 0.92 +8 0.67 +6 0.46 +2 0.17 +2 0.17 +1 0.08 -1 -0.08 -1 -0.08

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

G Ret 13 25 13 26 12 33 13 16 13 27 12 23 13 19 12 12

Yds TD 294 0 186 0 215 1 104 1 165 1 132 1 94 0 37 0

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

G 13 13 12 13 12 13 13 12

Att 542 381 418 392 434 426 475 359

Cmp Pct Int 353 65.1 9 243 63.8 13 261 62.4 9 223 56.9 14 253 58.3 11 263 61.7 14 256 53.9 16 182 50.7 9

Yds TD Effic 4509 32 151.2 2749 19 134.0 2733 23 131.2 2699 20 124.4 2995 15 122.6 2727 12 118.2 3136 21 117.2 2336 14 113.2

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

G 13 13 12 13 13 13 12 12

Att 355 448 441 483 448 422 429 415

Cmp Int Pct. 184 19 51.8 255 14 56.9 270 12 61.2 291 16 60.2 273 8 60.9 253 10 60.0 248 18 57.8 259 10 62.4

Yds TD Effic 2240 8 101.6 2645 15 111.3 2934 16 123.6 3394 17 124.3 3038 16 126.1 2956 20 129.7 3372 22 132.4 3099 21 137.0

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G 13 12 13 13 13 12 13 12

Rush 91 128 99 80 117 79 93 80

Pass 187 142 143 148 115 133 116 108

Pen Total 23 301 22 292 17 259 28 256 23 255 16 228 5 214 20 208

OPP 3RD-DN CONVERT 1. Rutgers 2. Connecticut 3. Cincinnati 4. Pittsburgh 5. USF 6. West Virginia 7. Louisville 8. Syracuse

G 13 12 13 13 12 13 13 12

Conv 59 56 66 63 70 73 74 72

Att Pct 185 31.9 172 32.6 202 32.7 191 33.0 197 35.5 204 35.8 193 38.3 173 41.6

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

G 13 12 13 12 13 13 13 12

Rush 90 68 86 75 94 84 83 95

Pass 94 135 126 138 129 148 151 131

Pen Total 15 199 12 215 18 230 22 235 18 241 16 248 20 254 28 254

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

G 12 13 13 12 13 13 12 13

Sacks 16 21 26 29 30 41 41 63

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

G 13 13 12 13 12 13 13 12

Sacks 46 43 39 36 35 33 31 28

Yards 325 270 244 253 224 256 180 205

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

G 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13

Made Att Pct 15 19 .789 22 28 .786 19 26 .731 16 22 .727 17 25 .680 21 31 .677 12 18 .667 20 31 .645

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

G No 13 69 12 63 13 88 13 67 13 80 13 90 12 85 12 79

Yds Avg/G 513 39.5 502 41.8 581 44.7 607 46.7 697 53.6 735 56.5 721 60.1 753 62.8

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

G 12 13 12 13 13 12 13 13

Made Att Pct 42 42 1.000 37 38 .974 33 34 .971 32 33 .970 61 63 .968 29 30 .967 50 53 .943 33 35 .943

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

G No 12 96 13 101 12 84 13 79 13 87 13 86 12 70 13 70

Yds Avg/G 819 68.2 841 64.7 707 58.9 725 55.8 723 55.6 692 53.2 582 48.5 495 38.1

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

G Total Time 13 428:01 13 415:36 12 369:01 12 348:12 13 375:06 13 368:20 13 363:46 12 332:19

4TH-DN CONVERSIONS 1. Rutgers 2. West Virginia USF 4. Syracuse 5. Cincinnati 6. Pittsburgh 7. Louisville 8. Connecticut

G 13 13 12 12 13 13 13 12

Conv 11 9 6 8 6 5 7 4

Att Pct 18 61.1 18 50.0 12 50.0 17 47.1 13 46.2 12 41.7 17 41.2 10 40.0

ONSIDE KICK SUCCESS 1. Rutgers Connecticut 3. Louisville 4. Syracuse Pittsburgh Cincinnati West Virginia USF

G OnSide Percent 13 1-2 50.0 12 1-2 50.0 13 2-5 40.0 12 0-2 0.0 13 0-1 0.0 13 0-0 0.0 13 0-0 0.0 12 0-0 0.0

OPP 4TH-DN CONVERT 1. Connecticut 2. Cincinnati 3. Rutgers West Virginia 5. Louisville 6. Pittsburgh 7. Syracuse 8. USF

G 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12

Conv 3 6 8 8 9 10 8 10

Att Pct 10 30.0 17 35.3 17 47.1 17 47.1 19 47.4 20 50.0 13 61.5 16 62.5

ONSIDE KICK ALLOWED 1. Rutgers USF West Virginia Syracuse 5. Pittsburgh 6. Cincinnati Connecticut Louisville

G OnSide Percent 13 0-1 0.0 12 0-1 0.0 13 0-0 0.0 12 0-0 0.0 13 1-4 25.0 13 1-2 50.0 12 1-2 50.0 13 1-2 50.0

3RD-DN CONVERSIONS 1. Syracuse 2. West Virginia 3. USF 4. Louisville 5. Cincinnati 6. Rutgers 7. Pittsburgh 8. Connecticut

G 12 13 12 13 13 13 13 12

Conv 75 73 70 74 69 74 65 49

Att Pct 176 42.6 180 40.6 175 40.0 188 39.4 183 37.7 202 36.6 193 33.7 172 28.5

Yards 123 153 198 155 218 232 257 418

Avg/G 32:55 31:58 30:45 29:01 28:51 28:20 27:58 27:41

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Individual Highs Points scored 24 McCOMBS, Lyle (Connecticut) vs FORDHAM (Sep. 3, 2011) 24 SCOTT, Darrell (USF) vs FLORIDA A&M (Sep 17, 2011) 24 AUSTIN, Tavon (West Virginia) vs Clemson (Jan 04, 2012)

Longest reception 92 COLEMAN,Brandon (Rutgers) at Connecticut (Nov. 26,2011) Field goal attempts 7 TE, San San (Rutgers) at Syracuse (Oct 01, 2011)

Touchdowns 4 McCOMBS, Lyle (Connecticut) vs FORDHAM (Sep. 3, 2011) 4 SCOTT, Darrell (USF) vs FLORIDA A&M (Sep 17, 2011) 4 AUSTIN, Tavon (West Virginia) vs Clemson (Jan 04, 2012)

Field goals made 4 Five times

TD responsibility 7 SMITH, Geno (West Virginia) vs Clemson (Jan 04, 2012)

[1r,6p]

Points scored kicking 15 KRAUTMAN, Ross (Syracuse) vs TOLEDO (Sep 24, 2011) 15 HARPER,Kevin (Pittsburgh) vs SYRACUSE (12/3/11)

[4fg,3pat] [4fg,3pat]

Total offense yards 468 SMITH, Geno (West Virginia) vs LOUISIANA STATE (Sep 24, 2011)

[5r,463p]

Total offense plays 67 SMITH, Geno (West Virginia) vs LOUISIANA STATE (Sep 24, 2011)

[2r,65p]

Total offense yards/play 13.9 NOVA, Gary (Rutgers) at Connecticut (Nov. 26,2011)

[20-278]

Rushing yards 291 GARRISON, Dustin (West Virginia) vs BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

Punts 10

YOKLIC,Matt (Pittsburgh) at West Virginia (Nov 25, 2011)

Yards punted 428 YOKLIC,Matt (Pittsburgh) at West Virginia (Nov 25, 2011)

[12-146]

Rushing TDs 4 McCOMBS, Lyle (Connecticut) vs FORDHAM (Sep. 3, 2011)

Longest punt 76 O’DONNELL, Pat (Cincinnati) vs NORTH CAROLINA STATE (09/22/11) Punting avg 57.2 SMITH, Corey (West Virginia) vs PITTSBURGH (Nov 25, 2011)

Longest punt return 64 AUSTIN, Tavon (West Virginia) vs NORFOLK STATE (Sep 10, 2011) Punt return TDs 1 Four times

Kick return avg 68.0 BUSHELL, Adrian (Louisville) at Connecticut (Nov. 19,2011)

Passing attempts 65 SMITH, Geno (West Virginia) vs LOUISIANA STATE (Sep 24, 2011) Passing TDs 6 SMITH, Geno (West Virginia) vs Clemson (Jan 04, 2012)

Longest kick return 100 AUSTIN, Tavon (West Virginia) vs MARSHALL (Sep 04, 2011) 100 BUSHELL, Adrian (Louisville) at Connecticut (Nov. 19,2011)

Longest pass 92 NOVA, Gary (Rutgers) at Connecticut (Nov. 26,2011)

Kick return TDs 1 Seven times

Passes completed 38 SMITH, Geno (West Virginia) vs LOUISIANA STATE (Sep 24, 2011)

Combined PR/KR yards 178 JACKSON,Buddy (Pittsburgh) vs UTAH (10/15/11)

Had intercepted 3 Five times

Interceptions 2 Six times [29-37] [18-298]

Interception return TDs 1 11 times

Pass yards/catch 27.1 NOVA, Gary (Rutgers) at Connecticut (Nov. 26,2011)

[11-298]

All-purpose yards 303 GRAHAM,Ray (Pittsburgh) vs USF (9/29/11)

Receiving yards 223 COLEMAN,Brandon (Rutgers) at Connecticut (Nov. 26,2011)

Tackles 17.0

GREENE,Khaseem (Rutgers) vs USF (Nov 05, 2011)

Receptions 16 SANU,Mohamed (Rutgers) vs OHIO (Sep 24, 2011)

Sacks 4.0 4.0

MILLER, Julian (West Virginia) vs PITTSBURGH (Nov 25, 2011) WILLIAMS, Trev. (Connecticut) vs RUTGERS (Nov. 26,2011)

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[6-223]

[2-136]

[0pr-178kr]

Longest interception rtn 63 EVANS, Mike (Louisville) at Cincinnati (10/15/11)

Pass yards/attempt 16.6 NOVA, Gary (Rutgers) at Connecticut (Nov. 26,2011)

Receiving TDs 4 AUSTIN, Tavon (West Virginia) vs Clemson (Jan 04, 2012)

[3-86]

Kick return yards 178 JACKSON,Buddy (Pittsburgh) vs UTAH (10/15/11)

Passing yards 463 SMITH, Geno (West Virginia) vs LOUISIANA STATE (Sep 24, 2011)

Yards per catch 37.2 COLEMAN,Brandon (Rutgers) at Connecticut (Nov. 26,2011)

[4-229]

Punt returns 6 MITCHELL, Terre (USF) vs FLORIDA A&M (Sep 17, 2011)

Punt return avg 28.7 AUSTIN, Tavon (West Virginia) vs NORFOLK STATE (Sep 10, 2011)

Longest rush 80 AUSTIN, Tavon (West Virginia) at Rutgers (Oct 29, 2011)

Pass completion pct 78.4 NASSIB, Ryan (Syracuse) vs RHODE ISLAND (Sep 10, 2011)

[10-428]

Punt return yards 86 AUSTIN, Tavon (West Virginia) vs NORFOLK STATE (Sep 10, 2011)

Rushing attempts 34 JAMISON,Jawan (Rutgers) vs CINCINNATI (Nov 19, 2011) Yards per rush 12.2 SCOTT, Darrell (USF) vs FLORIDA A&M (Sep 17, 2011)

Longest field goal 53 TEGGART, David (Connecticut) at West Virginia (Oct 08, 2011) 53 TEGGART, David (Connecticut) at Cincinnati (12/3/11)

Tackles for loss 5.0 WOLFE, Derek (Cincinnati) vs CONNECTICUT (12/3/11)

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Team Highs Points 72

Punt return yards 98 West Virginia vs NORFOLK STATE (Sep 10, 2011)

Cincinnati vs AUSTIN PEAY (09/03/11)

Points scored kicking 15 Syracuse vs TOLEDO (Sep 24, 2011) 15 Pittsburgh vs SYRACUSE (12/3/11)

[4fg,3pat] [4fg,3pat]

Touchdowns 10 Cincinnati vs AUSTIN PEAY (09/03/11) 10 USF vs FLORIDA A&M (Sep 17, 2011) 10 West Virginia vs Clemson (Jan 04, 2012) Total offense yards 745 USF vs FLORIDA A&M (Sep 17, 2011)

Punt return avg 19.6 West Virginia vs NORFOLK STATE (Sep 10, 2011) Punt return TDs 1 Four times Kick returns 8 USF at Pittsburgh (9/29/11)

[268r,477p]

Kick return yards 234 West Virginia vs LOUISVILLE (Nov 05, 2011)

Total offense plays 95 Rutgers at Syracuse (Oct 01, 2011)

[38r,57p]

Kick return avg 60.0 Cincinnati vs Vanderbilt (Dec 31, 2011)

Total offense yards/play 8.3 USF vs UTEP (Sep 24, 2011)

[69-575]

Kick return TDs 1 Seven times

Rushing yards 387 Cincinnati vs AUSTIN PEAY (09/03/11)

Interception return yds 103 Cincinnati vs AKRON (09/17/11) [45-373]

Longest interception rtn 63 Louisville at Cincinnati (10/15/11)

Rushing TDs 6 Cincinnati vs AUSTIN PEAY (09/03/11)

Interception return TDs 2 Cincinnati vs AKRON (09/17/11)

Longest rush 80 West Virginia at Rutgers (Oct 29, 2011)

Fumbles lost 4 Syracuse at Pittsburgh (12/3/11)

Passing yards 477 USF vs FLORIDA A&M (Sep 17, 2011)

Fumbles recovered 4 Rutgers vs OHIO (Sep 24, 2011) 4 Pittsburgh vs SYRACUSE (12/3/11)

Passing attempts 65 West Virginia vs LOUISIANA STATE (Sep 24, 2011)

Sacked by opp 10 Pittsburgh at West Virginia (Nov 25, 2011)

Passing TDs 6 West Virginia vs Clemson (Jan 04, 2012)

QB sacks 10 West Virginia vs PITTSBURGH (Nov 25, 2011)

Longest pass 92 Rutgers at Connecticut (Nov. 26,2011)

Turnovers committed 6 Rutgers at Connecticut (Nov. 26,2011) 6 Syracuse at Pittsburgh (12/3/11)

Passes completed 38 West Virginia vs LOUISIANA STATE (Sep 24, 2011)

Turnovers caused 6 Cincinnati vs AKRON (09/17/11) 6 Connecticut vs RUTGERS (Nov. 26,2011) 6 Pittsburgh vs SYRACUSE (12/3/11)

Had intercepted 4 Pittsburgh at Rutgers (Oct 08, 2011) Pass completion pct 78.4 Syracuse vs RHODE ISLAND (Sep 10, 2011)

[29-37]

Passing yards/attempt 11.1 USF vs FLORIDA A&M (Sep 17, 2011)

[43-477]

Yards per catch 20.0 Rutgers at Connecticut (Nov. 26,2011)

[22-439]

Punts 10

Pittsburgh at West Virginia (Nov 25, 2011)

Punting avg 59.7 Cincinnati vs NORTH CAROLINA STATE (09/22/11) Punt returns 7 USF vs FLORIDA A&M (Sep 17, 2011)

Kicks blocked 2 Rutgers at Syracuse (Oct 01, 2011) 2 Rutgers at Louisville (Oct 21, 2011) First downs 39 USF vs FLORIDA A&M (Sep 17, 2011) 1st downs rushing 20 Cincinnati vs AUSTIN PEAY (09/03/11) 1st downs passing 23 West Virginia vs LOUISIANA STATE (Sep 24, 2011)

Longest punt 76 Cincinnati vs NORTH CAROLINA STATE (09/22/11) Yards punted 428 Pittsburgh at West Virginia (Nov 25, 2011)

[2-120]

Interceptions 4 Cincinnati vs AKRON (09/17/11) 4 Rutgers vs PITTSBURGH (Oct 08, 2011)

Rushing attempts 58 Pittsburgh vs USF (9/29/11) 58 Pittsburgh at West Virginia (Nov 25, 2011) Yards per rush 8.3 USF vs UTEP (Sep 24, 2011)

[5-98]

[10-428] [3-179]

1st downs by penalty 8 West Virginia vs NORFOLK STATE (Sep 10, 2011) Penalties 14 West Virginia at Cincinnati (Nov 12, 2011) Penalties yards 109 USF vs CINCINNATI (Oct 22, 2011)

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