I think this pick might actually prove to be true.
All Big East teams took a major blow to their respective passing games. Cincinnati lost Tony Pike and Mardy Gilyard, Uconn lost Marcus Easley, Louisville lost Scott Long, Pitt lost Bill Stull and Dorin Dickerson, Rutgers lost Tim Brown, South Florida lost Carlton Mitchell, Syracuse lost Greg Paulus and Mike Williams, and West Virginia lost Jarrette Brown. All of these players started for their respective team at either QB, WR, or TE. With new faces in the air attack, the tailbacks will have a heavier load.
In terms of the returning rushing attack, all teams return a player who rushed for at least 750 yards. My picks for each team's 1,000 yard rusher are Isaiah Pead for Cincinnati, Jordan Todman for Uconn, Victor Anderson for Louisville, Dion Lewis (of course) for Pittsburgh, Joe Martinek for Rutgers, BJ Daniels for South Florida (I know he's a QB but the offense will revolve around him), Delonte Carter for Syracuse, and Noel Devine for West Virginia.