Future Big East teams finished the 2011 season by going 3-1 in their bowl games. Tuesday we looked at the Good, Bad, and Ugly from current Big East members. Tonight 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 and look at them for the four future Big East teams.
This is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Take note, this title refers to aspects of the performance from both teams.
New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette 32 San Diego State 30
The Good: San Diego State quarterback Ryan Lindley completed 79% of his throws on 3rd down.
The Bad: The Aztecs' star running back Ronnie Hillman was limited to just 55 yards on the ground.
The Ugly: Louisiana-Lafayette kicker Brett Baer missed not one, but two extra points in the game. But he nailed the 50 yarder that won the game for ULL.
Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State 56 Arizona State 24
The Good: The win was the 50th career win for Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore. A number that will likely never be matched.
The Bad: When Arizona State threw to anyone by Gerrell Robinson, they averaged a measly 5.1 yards per attempt. Where were the other receivers?
The Ugly: This game featured not one, not two, not three, but four returns for touchdowns. That is, four touchdowns by units other than the offense. Boise State ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. Arizona State ran the opening kickoff of the second half back for a touchdown. Then, Boise State scored two defensive touchdowns.
Ticket City Bowl: Houston 30 Penn State 14
The Good: For Houston, anyway, the Cougars had a 211 yard advantage in total offense after each team's first five possessions.
The Bad: Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden completed just 27% of his passes.
The Ugly: Penn State receiver Derek Moye had no receptions in the game, despite being the target of Bolden's passes seven times in the game.
BBVA Compass Bowl: SMU 28 Pittsburgh 6
You can read Pat's analysis on the Compass Bowl here.
For more coverage of the Big East's bowl season, check out our Bowl games section.