Three teams remain undefeated: Rutgers (6-0, 3-0) Louisville (6-0, 1-0) and Cincinnati (5-0, 1-0). Temple (3-2, 2-0) is the last team with a perfect conference record, while Syracuse (2-4, 1-1) has one conference win.
Connecticut (3-4, 0-2) South Florida (2-4, 0-2) Pittsburgh (2-4, 0-3) are all looking for their first conference wins.
The Bearcats lead the conference having scored 37 points per game while Louisville follows closely behind with 33.3 points scored per game. Cincinnati leads the conference with 465.4 yards per game while the Cardinals are averaging 409.2 yards per game.
South Florida’s offense has been below the conference average thus far. Its 25.2 points per game and 401.3 yards per game rank fifth in the Big East.
Defensively the Bulls have been inept. Its 17 passes defended tie for sixth in the conference while its inability to come up with an interception leave them as the lone team who hasn’t come up with an INT. Additionally, USF has struggled to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks as they have registered just 12 sacks, second worst in the conference.
Although USF ranks fifth in number of receptions, the Bulls have been able to get the ball down the field. Its 13.7 yards per reception ranks second in the conference behind Cincinnati’s 14.9 yards per catch on 82 receptions.
South Florida is also tied for second in the conference with 10 touchdown catches. Rutgers, Syracuse and Cincinnati lead with 11 TD catches while Pittsburgh is tied at 10 with the Bulls.
Andre Davis leads the Bulls and ranks fourth in the conference with 26 receptions. Terrence Mitchell and Davis rank seventh and eighth in yards with 339 and 333, respectively. Derrick Hopkins has just 13 catches on the year, but his 17.7 yards per catch average ranks fourth in the conference.
B.J. Daniels’ and Demetris Murray’s four touchdowns tie for third in the conference behind the sensational ground attack in Louisville. Senorise Perry leads the conference with nine touchdowns while Jeremy Wright has six.
10/20 @ Louisville
10/27 vs. Syracuse
11/03 vs. Connecticut
11/17 @ Miami
11/23 @ Cincinnati
12/01 vs. Pittsburgh