South Florida still has a chance to win the Big East. As everyone knows, the conference is wide open. Pittsburgh is the only team that is undefeated in conference play but three of their last four games are on the road. Every team in the Big East except Pitt has two losses. Parity? Bad teams? A lot of coaching changes in the Big East? Perhaps a combination of all three. Syracuse has been the biggest surprise in the conference, they have been cellar dwellars for years. West Virginia has been the biggest disappointment, losing to Syracuse at home and losing on the road at Hartford against Connecticut. That all being said, the Mountaineers still have a great shot at winning the conference. The Big East is the only conference among BCS Conference’s that doesn’t have a team in the top 25. How embarassing is that? Pittsburgh and West Virginia were both ranked in the preseason top 25, but clearly that didn’t last long. I still believe it will come down to West Virginia or Pittsburgh and those two teams will meet in November at Pittsburgh. Every team in the Big East is still mathematically alive for the title and a berth in a BCS Bowl. Who wants it? Does anyone want it?
Entering Saturday’s game at Louisville, the Bulls are tied with the Cardinals for third place. If the Bulls want to win the Big East for the first time in school history, they must win at Louisville and that is something they have never done.
For USF the offense has been the reason why they have won their last two games. Quarterback B.J. Daniels in the last two games ( both wins for the Bulls ) has completed 23 of 33 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns. Senior running back Moise Plancher is coming off of a game where he had 180 all purpose yards against Rutgers, Daniels will need a running game on Saturday. The “D” has been stingy in giving up points but they don’t force any turnovers. This has been a problem all season long, even when they were facing poor teams such as Western Kentucky and FAU. I believe that needs to change on Saturday against Louisville, if USF wants to come out of Saturday’s game with the win.
Vegas Line: Louisville favored by 2
Prediction: Bulls 23 Cardinals 20 ( O.T. ???? )
About the Author
Written by Brian Joyce
Hi my name is Brian and I currently reside in the Sarasota area. I'm currently an online student with Southern New Hampshire University going for my Bachelor's in Communications. New Hampshire is close to my heart because I got married there in October of 2011. I was an intern with the local ABC station here in Sarasota last summer and it lasted until the winter. I had a blast and loved putting together highlights for the live sportscasts. I have also interned at WSRQ radio in Sarasota. Currently working for State College of Florida with their hoops team and softball team. I was at Tropicana Field, back in October of 2008 when the Rays won the AL. David Price came out of the bullpen that night and got Jed Lowrie to ground out and the dome went nuts! TB had a losing season every year until 2008, it was a magical season for the Rays.