Big East Football in for a Big Weekend

Double G SportsCorrespondent ISeptember 23, 2010

The Big East once again finds itself in the uncomfortable position of trying to prove itself against the big boys. For years now, the critics call the Big East the bottom-feeders of the BCS. Some even say the Big East should lose it’s automatic BCS bid.

So far this season, the Big East has struggled in out of conference games. The conference has gone 4-9 against FBS schools, and just 1-6 against the five other power conferences.

The lone win was a West Virginia victory over Maryland, of the ACC.

Last season, the Big East was 9-7 when matched up against BCS schools but two of those wins came against a lackluster Notre Dame team. This season, Connecticut was picked by many as a surprise team out of the Big East. The Huskies were upset last weekend by Temple.

Pittsburgh was thought to be the team to beat this year in the Big East. They opened the season with an overtime loss to Utah. The Pitt Panthers get a chance at redemption this weekend when they host the 19th ranked Miami Hurricanes.

That game is one of four big out of conference matchups this week. Rutgers hosts North Carolina and Cincinnati hosts 8th ranked Oklahoma. The marquee matchups is Saturday night when No. 22 West Virginia travels to No. 15 LSU.

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