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The teams of the Big East have spent much of the past three years proving that the conference still deserves an automatic berth in the Bowl Championship Series.And they might have pissed away all of their efforts in three days.On Saturday, Pitt lost at home to Bowling Green.  On Sunday, Louisville lost at home to Kentucky.  And on Monday, Rutgers lost at home to Fresno State.In all, the Big East teams went 4-4 over the weekend, with the wins coming against the likes of Hofstra, Villanova, Eastern Kentucky, and Tennessee-Martin — all from the division formerly known as I-AA.The only team from the conference that should have lost was Syracuse, which traveled to Northwestern.Hey, it’s always better to lose games early in the year than late, but if this weekend’s performance is an indication of how Pitt, Rutgers, and Louisville will fare this season, it’s gonna be a long, long year for the Big East.

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  1. SeanMartin says: Sep 1, 2008 9:55 PM

    Gotta love Bill Stewart though. He said earlier this preseason that WVU would throw the ball more, and what do they do? Throw 5 TDs to guys who haven’t started before. Yes, it was Villanova, but c’mahn.
    Pat White for Heisman

  2. jg284481 says: Sep 1, 2008 10:23 PM

    Doesnt it also say something that Syracuse was expected to lose to Northwestern ?.
    Louisville and Rutger games were tossups to begin with, but the other losses dont make sense. Unless Pitt still has a hangover from beating WVU last year.

  3. DrOldSchool says: Sep 2, 2008 2:05 AM

    So who’s worse, the ACC or the Big East?
    I don’t have the schedules open in front of me, but when do any of their teams match up? They could be lessons in futility.

  4. Gailikk says: Sep 2, 2008 10:53 AM

    The worst division is still the ACC, the whopping of Virginia, NC State, and Clemson are worse than the Rutgers and Cuse losses. There is a saying in the ACC from a few years ago, “We don’t mind playing cupcakes, but we have to remember to eat those cupcakes, not get eaten by them.” Miami, Ohio and Akron created that quote. Cuse is bad, but Rutgers will still win 7 games this year (Loss of Rice really hurt). The ACC looks to be lucky if they find 6 teams that win 7 games.

  5. ILive4Sports88 says: Sep 2, 2008 11:14 PM

    Sean Martin,
    I agree with what you’re saying; that is nice to see Pat White throwing and doing quite well at it. But, coach Stew’ has the eventual all-time leading rushing quarterback. So, I say, LET HIM DO WHAT HE’S GOOD AT. I do believe his passing is necessary for many reasons, but I’m a little afraid they are going to stray from the running game too much. With Pat’s new passing ability, he will be able to take some pressure off the running game which open up many more big runs down the road, but I’m worried that they are too heavily stressing this new style of play.

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