Sept 8, 2012; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Gary Nova (15) looks to pass during the second half at High Point Solutions Stadium. Rutgers defeated Howard 26-0. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
Key non-conference matchups featuring Rutgers and Syracuse highlight the Big East schedule in Week 4.
Before the Big East schedule truly heats up, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Syracuse Orangemen will travel to take on non-conference foes from other AQ conferences as Rutgers visits the Arkansas Razorbacks and Syracuse takes on the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
The matchup with the Razorbacks will likely attract national attention for the Scarlet Knights as Arkansas aims to rebound from its dismantling against the Alabama Crimson Tide after they dropped a stunner to the ULM Warhawks. At 3-0, Rutgers will have a chance to help bolster the Big East with a victory.
The Orangemen will be looking to hand Minnesota its first loss, after the Golden Gophers cruised through their last two games.
This week's Big East schedule:
Temple Owls vs. Penn State Nittany Lions, Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2
Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs, Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3
Ball State Cardinals vs. South Florida Bulls, Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m., GamePlan/ESPN3
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Arkansas Razorbacks, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., WatchESPN/ESPNU
Louisville Cardinals vs. Florida International Golden Panthers, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Syracuse Orangemen vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network