Big East Football
The Big East Conference didn’t have one strong team that finished at the top of the conference last year. Each team had at least two losses in the conference but they did well in the bowl games finishing the 2010 bowl season with a 4-2 record which was the best among BCS conferences. This record doesn’t show their bowl opponents weren’t as good as the other BCS conferences. The Oklahoma Sooners really humbled the Big East champs UConn in the Fiesta Bowl 48-20.
The Big East goes into this season with West Virginia as the media’s preseason poll favorite by a large margin over Pittsburgh and South Florida. Does this mean they could perhaps run the table in the conference? If so, their match-up at home against LSU will be a huge game for the Mountaineers. It could determine if the Big East will be mentioned in the BCS national championship game. However, don’t forget the Mountaineers could only muster one touchdown in their bowl game against NC State in the Champs Sports Bowl to finish the season.
The Big East didn’t have one team in the AP Top 25 poll at the end of last season. It can only get better from there, we think.
2010 Big East college football bowl results:
Louisville 31 So Mississippi 28
Syracuse 36 Kansas St 34
South Florida 31 Clemson 26
Pittsburgh 27 Kentucky 10
NC State 23 West Virginia 7
Oklahoma 48 UConn 20
2011 Big 12 Football Bowl Game Ties:
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl
St. Petersburg, FL
December 20, 8 p.m. EST—ESPN
December 27, 8 p.m. EST—ESPN
Champs Sports Bowl
December 29, 5:30 p.m. EST—ESPN
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
December 30, 3:20 p.m. EST—ESPN
BBVA Compass Bowl
January 7, 1 p.m. EST—ESPN