The video game (hey, the patch that fixes what the other patch is finally available!) was 4-2 in predicting the winner of last week's Big East slate of games. The misses were picking wins for UConn and Louisville. Has the game learned its lesson this week? Find out below!
West Virginia 30, Connecticut 28: Yeaaaah. The final score is a little misleading. The Mountaineers were up 30-14 going into the fourth quarter and hit cruise control. Geno Smith threw for 351 yards (108 more yards than the Huskies' total) and 3 TDs. Johnny McEntee was the bright spot for UConn and threw 3 TDs as well and an interception.
Rutgers 35, Pittsburgh 14: Here's your upset special. Rutgers coasts to victory on the strength of a 28-7 first half. Pittsburgh moves the ball fairly well all day but doesn't convert on 3rd downs. Chas Dodd doesn't complete half of his passes but throws for 2 TDs and no INTs. The same is true for Tino Sunseri. Ray Graham eventually piles up 128 yards but only has a long rush of 11 yards.
Syracuse 43, Tulane 24: Tulane hangs around till halftime but goes into the break down 26-21. The Orange defense shows up in the second half but the game isn't put away until Syracuse gets a pair of fourth quarter touchdown runs by Antwon Bailey. Ryan Nassib throws for 334 yards but no scores. Bailey racks up 154 yards and 4 TDs on the ground. More odd than Tulane scoring 21 first half points is the fact that video game Doug Marrone goes for 2 and fails after Syracuse gets the first score of the game.
Louisville 39, North Carolina 17: The Cards got all over UNC in this one and had a 32-7 lead at halftime. Bryn Renner throws his only touchdown pass on the first drive of the game. Suddenly, the Louisville sleeping giant is awakened and starts mauling the Tar Heels. Two Renner passes are picked off and returned for touchdowns. A third INT sets up a short field goal. Furious that North Carolina scored 10 in the second half, Charlie Strong allows Teddy Bridgewater to pass with 2:06 remaining. The result is a 37 yard touchdown to Michaelee Harris.