Bowl Projections: West Virginia Tough Loss Leaves Them Out of BCS Contention

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IINovember 6, 2011

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - OCTOBER 29:  Geno Smith #12 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after Shawne Alston #20 of the Mountaineers scored a touchdown against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 29, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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West Virginia is athletic and has an amazing aerial attack but they will not win the Big East and they are going to be out of BCS contention.

The Mountaineers have been ranked a bit over their level all season but their high-flying offense has justified it for the most part until now.

With a tough loss to Louisville yesterday the Mountaineers fell to three losses on the season a bit of a reality check.

The Mountaineers were sent back to lick their wounds and try to prepare for what will be another loss to a very talented and strong Cincinnati Bearcats team.

The Bearcats sit on top of the Big East conference with a record of 7-1 record.

They have a perfect 3-0 record in conference this season.

The Mountaineers, on the other hand, have fallen to two losses in conference play after the loss to Louisville.

The Big East conference is certainly not the strongest conference in football but it puts up very good competition against each team and Louisville proved this with the game yesterday.

The Bearcats have the 11th highest scoring offense in the nation and will take it to West Virginia next week. If and when West Virginia falls for their fourth time they will inevitably lose out on any hope of coming out atop of the Big East.

Without winning the Big East they will be out of any hopes of BCS contention.