Friday, November 18, 2011

Big East Preview, Week 12

This is the busiest week of my year on the actual work side, so the blog has taken a significant hit. I don't really have that much time to write a preview, so here are my quick picks for this week.

Last Week: 1-3 (blah)
Overall: 36-22

Bye Week: West Virginia, Syracuse, Pittsburgh

Louisville at Connecticut: The Cardinals really blew a great opportunity to get in the BCS mix last week with a loss to Pitt. They still have an outside shot and it starts with a win at UConn. The Huskies won't make it easy. They continue to play tough. Look for Louisville to take advantage of UConn's offensive mistakes and win a tight game.

Prediction: 27-24 Louisville

Miami at South Florida: The Bulls finally won a game for the first time since September last week, and look to jump on a wounded animal. Miami has been inconsistent all year, but will not make it easy for South Florida. Expect the Bulls to go with a balanced attack, and play aggressively on defense. If they follow the gameplan, then they shouldn't lose.

Prediction: 30-21 South Florida

Cincinnati at Rutgers: Huge game for both teams. The Bearcats need Munchie to play mistake-free or Rutgers will be all over them. Meanwhile the Knights need to find more than just Mohamed Sanu on offense. So, which offense will step up? I'll take Rutgers in close battle. The Knights understand the enormity of the game, and have stepped up when needed this year. The Bearcats may be a bit punch drunk following last week's loss, and the loss of starting quarterback, Zach Collaros. Turnovers will be the difference in this one.

Prediction: 24-17 Rutgers