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Big East Football 10.16.11: Saturday Round Up

Amidst all the Big East Conference expansion talks, there was still football to be played Saturday. It case you missed the action, here's a brief recap:

Cincinnati 25, Louisville 16

Senior running back Isaiah Pead rushed for a game-best 151 yards, including a early fourth-quarter, 50-yard touchdown that helped ice the victory for the University of Cincinnati over visiting University of Louisville in a Big East game at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bearcats (5-1, 1-0 Big East) trailed 16-7 at halftime, but rallied with 18-unanswered points in the fourth to earn its first league victory. Louisville drops to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the Big East.

(Mark Ennis of SB Nation's Big East Coast Bias was there, here's his complete recap.)

Connecticut 16, South Florida 10

The University of Connecticut failed to score an offensive TD, but that didn't matter Saturday as senior kicker Dave Teggart made three field goals and freshman defensive back Byron Jones picked up a fumble and ran it in 15 yards for the go-ahead TD with 7:06 remaining in the fourth quarter which helped the Huskies (4-1, 1-1) claim a home victory.

UConn freshman running back Lyle McCombs finished with 130 yards, while University of South Florida junior quarterback B.J. Daniels passed for just 164 yards and two interceptions. The Bulls (4-2, 0-2), which were one of the preseason favorites to win the league, are now at the bottom of the Big East standings.

Utah 26, Pittsburgh 14

The University of Pittsburgh scored 14 first-quarter points, but was held scoreless for the remaining three quarters as the Panthers (3-4, 1-1) lost a non-conference game. The University of Utah used 171-rushing yards from junior running back John White, while its kicker junior kicker Coleman Petersen nailed four field goals. Pitt has now lost four out of its last five games.

(Click here for the complete post-game recap of the University of Rutgers' 21-20 victory over Navy.)


Big East Conference Standings

(updated 10.16.2011 at 2:43 AM EDT)