Big East Week 4 Predictions

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    Big East Week 4 Predictions

    This is something I'm doing for my UC/Rivals job and I thought you guys might enjoy...



    East Carolina (1-2) at #5 West Virginia (3-0)
    At first glance this one should be blowout city. But if you dig a little deeper you know that ECU has a very solid run defense and have played WVU close in each of the last two seasons. I look for Slaton, White and Noel Devine to have a slow start before wearing down the Pirates in the 2nd half. Prediction: West Virginia 34, East Carolina 10


    Syracuse (0-3) at #18 Louisville (2-1)
    After the heartbreaker last week at Kentucky look for the Cardinals to take out their frustration on the Orange in a big way. Yes the defense has been a sieve so far, but Syracuse is struggling in every phase of the game. UL will still surrender some yards, but it will get ugly early and often. Prediction: Louisville 53, Syracuse 17


    North Carolina (1-2) at #23 South Florida (3-0)
    In last season's trip to Chapel Hill the Bulls racked up over 400 yards on the way to a 37-20 victory. After a bye week USF entered the Top 25 and they have WVU on the horizon next Saturday. The talent level at UNC is improving, but they don't have enough to escape Tampa with a victory. Prediction: South Florida 31, North Carolina 24


    Connecticut (3-0) at Pittsburgh (2-1)
    The Panthers are looking to bounce back after a tough loss at Michigan State last week, while UConn is aiming for a 4-0 start to the season. Part of me wants to go with UConn because of the injury troubles that have plagued the Panthers so far this year, but you can't let Temple keep it close on your home field like the Huskies did last week in a 22-17 win. I'll take the Panthers in a close one. Prediction: Pittsburgh 17, Connecticut 14


    Marshall (0-3) at Cincinnati (3-0)
    CB- As expected Marshall is physically beat up after playing at Miami and hosting WVU. Five starters have missed time and are still nursing injuries on defense, and it led to the surprise loss to 1 AA New Hampshire last Saturday. UC is relatively healthy, and have systematically dismantled all three opponents to start the season. The old saying tells me games are won in the trenches, and UC has a large advantage on both sides of the ball. Much like Miami-OH, the Herd has major trouble moving the ball on the ground, and as the game plays out that once again leads to having to put the ball in the air on almost every down, which is another massive advantage to UC. The Cats should win another one going away before they get ready to travel to beautiful San Diego. Prediction: UC 40 Marshall14
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