The Big East finished the 2011 season by going 3-2 in their bowl games. The future Big East teams went 3-1 in their bowl games but we'll come back to them later. For now, we're going to take a look at The Numericals for each of the games that Bill Connelly of Football Study Hall put up at the SB Nation mothership.
This is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Take note, this title refers to aspects of the performance from both teams.
Belk Bowl: N.C. State 31, Louisvile 24. Read the full Numerical post here.
The Good: Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hit 9 different receivers.
The Bad: N.C. State wracked up 12 tackles for loss.
The Ugly: The Wolfpack picked Bridgewater three times which resulted in a 3.5 turnover point margin.
Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13. Read the full Numerical post here.
The Good: Rutgers running back Jawan Jamison rushed for 131 yards.
The Bad: Iowa State running back James White rushed for 31 yards on the first two carries of the game.
Liberty Bowl: Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24. Read the full Numerical post here.
The Good: Cincinnati had a 5.9 point turnover margin.
The Bad: Cincinnati quarterback Zach Collaros only averaged a gain of 2.0 yards per pass attempt.
The Ugly: Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers only averaged a gain of 1.2 yards per pass attempt.
Orange Bowl: West Virginia 70, Clemson 33: Read the full Numerical post here.
The Good: In one section of the game, West Virginia scored eight touchdowns in nine drives.
The Bad: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith averaged a gain of 9.5 yards per pass attempt.
The Ugly: Clemson's three turnovers in the third quarter were worth 22.2 equivalent points.
Compass Bowl: SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6. Read the full Numerical post here.
The Good: SMU averaged 8 yards per play on their first four drives.
The Bad: Pitt needed to gain an average of 8.1 yards per second down.
The Ugly: Pitt's two turnovers were worth 10.7 equivalent points.
For more coverage of the Big East's bowl season, check out our Bowl games section.