Friday, November 03, 2006

And then there were two

Undefeated teams in the Big East that is.

Working on the PA home and not really having time to check the news on Friday morning, having a very local radio station on all day, and forgetting the game was on ESPN Thursday night, I some how missed the report of No. 5 Louisville ending No. 3 West Virginia’s winning string at 16.

The teams combined for over 1,000 yards of offense with WVU amassing over 540 yards. But they fumbled away their chances losing by a final score of 44-34. Louisville scored in the air, on the ground and off the foot of place kicker, Art Carmody (three field goals in the first half). They also scored on a fumble recovery and on a punt return. The Cardinal’s QB, Brian Brohm threw for 354 yards and a touchdown.

West Virginia drops to 7-1 and 2-1 in the Big East. The Cardinal improves to 8-0, 3-0.

Now there are just two undefeated teams in the Big East: Louisville and No. 15 Rutgers (8-0, 3-0). And they meet next Thursday night at Rutgers Stadium. (The rankings of both teams are subject to change this Sunday with Louisville likely to move to at least No. 4 and possibly higher. Rutgers is far enough back in the pack it may well remain at No. 15, rise a slot or two or even drop after a lackluster performance against UConn last Sunday night.)

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