Friday, November 16, 2012
Did you know? Big East Week 12
By Matt Fortuna
Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information, and sports information directors, for sharing these nuggets:
- Cincinnati has won five of the past six meetings between the teams, but Rutgers won 20-3 last season. In that game, Jawan Jamison rushed for a career-best 200 yards. He is questionable to play this week after suffering an ankle injury against Army last week.
- The Scarlet Knights lead the Big East in scoring defense and turnover margin. Last week, Rutgers blocked two Army field-goal attempts. It leads the nation with eight blocked kicks this season.
- Cincinnati leads the Big East in scoring offense and rushing offense. The Bearcats have 17 rushing scores in their past six games. Rutgers has allowed five rushing touchdowns this season.
- The Bearcats have won six consecutive home games -- and all five this season by at least 11 points. Rutgers is winless in its past five trips to Cincinnati (0-4-1), last winning in 1987. The Scarlet Knights are just 1-6-1 all-time in Cincinnati.
- Army, Temple's Saturday opponent, leads the nation in rushing offense (366.1 yards per game) and is tied for fifth in sacks allowed (0.7). Temple leads the all-time series 5-4, winning last year's meeting 42-14.
- Syracuse travels to Missouri on Saturday night. The Orange have not won a true road game against an SEC team since a 49-14 victory at Vanderbilt in 1990, and they are 10-11-1 all-time against the conference. They are 2-0 against the Tigers. Both teams are going for bowl eligibility this weekend.
- Miami holds a 3-1 all-time lead over South Florida, with the Bulls' lone win coming in 2010. That overtime win came courtesy of former walk-on Bobby Eveld, who has had to fill in in each of the past two USF-Miami games. With B.J. Daniels out for the year, Eveld and Matt Floyd are battling over the starting QB spot. Eveld was supposed to redshirt this season before the injury.