Syracuse Routs Cincinnati, Improves To 6-2

Site: Nippert Stadium (35,000) -- Cincinnati, Ohio. Television: ESPNU. Conference Record: Syracuse 2-1, Cincinnati 1-1. -- See SB Nation's Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician for complete Syracuse coverage

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Big East Conference Football Roundup: Pittsburgh In First Place

Pitt is in the top spot in Big East Conference football with a 3-0 record after a 20-3 victory over Louisville on Saturday. The Panthers are 5-3 overall. Louisville is 4-4 overall, 1-2 in the Big East.

Pitt broke away from a 3-3 tie after one quarter, scoring the game's final 17 points.

Connecticut 16, West Virginia 13 (OT)

In Friday night action, Connecticut defeated West Virginia, 16-13, in overtime. Dave Teggart's 27-yard field goal provided the winning points in overtime.

Connecticut is 4-4 overall, 1-2 in the Big East. West Virginia is 5-3 overall, 1-2 in the Big East.

It was an historic victory for the Huskies (4-4, 1-2 Big East), who had never beaten the Mountaineers in six prior meetings, losing by an average score of 40-17 in those contests.

West Virginia got the ball to begin overtime. Smith led the team to the one- yard line, where on first down Ryan Clarke fumbled and Lawrence Wilson recovered for Connecticut, setting the stage for Teggart's heroics on the ensuing possession.

Syracuse is 3-1 in conference play after Saturday's 31-7 drubbing of Cincinnati.


Big East Conference Standings

(updated 10.31.2010 at 3:31 AM EDT)


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Syracuse 31, Cincinnati 7: Orange No Longer Big East Doormats

Syracuse routed Cincinnati, 31-7, in Big East Conference football action Saturday afternoon. Now, we have to talk about the nitty gritty stuff. Could the Orange crack the Top 25 college football rankings this week? Maybe. Could they be headed to a bowl game for the first time since 2004? Maybe.

Over at SB Nation’s fine Syracuse blog, Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician, they are in a celebratory mood.

Syracuse Football is 6-2. It’s the first time they’ve won six games in a season since 2004.

They are 3-1 in the conference.First time they’ve done that since ’04 as well.

With four games left, they need only win one to go to a bowl game. something they haven’t done since, you guessed it…2004.

They have defeated South Florida, West Virginia and Cincinnati, whom they were a combined 0-15 against in the previous five seasons.

Quarterback Ryan Nassib threw a pair of touchdown passes for Syracuse. Cincinnati (3-5, 1-2) played without quarterback Zach Collaros, out with a bruised knee. Seventeen of Syracuse’s points came as a result of Cincinnati turnovers.

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