Did you know? Big East Week 3
September, 14, 2012
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com
As always, thanks ESPN Stats & Information and the media-relations departments of the below schools for their help.
- Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is completing 84.6 percent of his third-down passes, second-best in FBS (minimum 10 attempts). Nine of his 11 completions have gone for first downs. Bridgewater completed 59.8 percent of his third-down throws last season.
- Syracuse is riding a seven-game losing streak dating back to last season as it hosts Stony Brook, which is ranked 17th in both major FCS polls. The Orange have won 28 straight against current FCS schools, their last loss coming on Oct. 4, 1958, to Holy Cross, 14-13. Syracuse has never faced a Big South school.
- Maryland's game against UConn will mark Terrapins coach Randy Edsall's first meeting with his former school. The programs have met just once before, in 1942, when Maryland won 34-0.
- Cincinnati has never faced Delaware State. In the Bearcats' opener last Thursday, quarterback Munchie Legaux had a 77-yard rush, a school record for a quarterback. His 205 passing yards and 117 rushing yards for the game made him the first Cincinnati signal-caller in the modern era to notch the 200/100 feat. It has happened nine times by four different players in the Big East since 2006, with USF's B.J. Daniels the most recent quarterback to achieve it, doing it five different times. West Virginia's Pat White and USF's Matt Grothe are the others.
- Pitt will be an ACC division rival with Virginia Tech next season in the Coastal division. The teams' previous 11 meetings all occurred with both in the Big East, with the Hokies winning seven of them. The Panthers have won the past three meetings between the two.