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The Knights play four tough home opponents in Big East play.
Cincinnati: After beating Cincinnati in 2005, the Knights have lost five straight times against the Bearcats. Although both programs were down in 2010, both programs missed bowls, the Bearcats embarrassed the Knights scoring 69 points in a victory over RU.
Pittsburgh: After the Knights had beaten Pitt three times in a row, the Panthers have won two straight against the Scarlet Knights. However, the Panthers forced head coach Dave Wannstedt to resign, and Rutgers poached both top recruits and coaches from the Pittsburgh program.
This should be an interesting one for RU.
South Florida: The Knights lost a tough game by just one point in Tampa last season, 28-27.
West Virginia: Will this be the first time the Knights beat WVU since 1994? This may be the year to do it.
WVU continues to go away from its spread attack that made the program's success in the early to mid 2000s. Bill Stewart (pictured) is as lame-duck a coach as possible with his successor already hired, named, and on-staff.
Can R.U. finally take advantage?