Monday, November 5, 2012
Sneak peek at the week ahead
By Matt Fortuna
South Florida gets the week off.
Pittsburgh at Connecticut (ESPN2/WatchESPN, 8 p.m. ET Friday): The Panthers need to bounce back from a triple-overtime loss at Notre Dame and win two of their final three to become bowl eligible. That starts with this Friday night at a UConn team that has lost its last four games.
Army at No. 23 Rutgers (ESPNU/WatchESPN, noon ET Saturday): Kyle Flood says his team knows what to expect this weekend. Coming off a bye week, the Scarlet Knights are looking to recover from their first loss off of the season against an Army team that just beat Air Force by 20 for its second win of the season.
No. 9 Louisville at Syracuse (ABC, noon ET Saturday): The 9-0 Cardinals are off to their best start in school history and will be traveling to face an Orange team much better than its record indicates. Syracuse's biggest opponent this season has often been itself, and it will give itself a great chance at the upset if it can get out of its own way.
Cincinnati at Temple (Big East Network, noon ET Saturday): The Bearcats find themselves in the middle of a quarterback controversy down the home stretch but are very much alive in the Big East race The Owls have dropped three straight following a 2-0 Big East start.