Saturday, November 17, 2012
Setting up Saturday's Big East slate
By Matt Fortuna
Mornin', gang. Week 12 is upon us, with four games featuring five Big East teams on deck.
We get a double dose of early action in a couple of hours, with Temple trying to snap a four-game losing streak as it heads to Army, and with Rutgers and Cincinnati slugging it out in Nippert Stadium in a game with plenty of conference title implications.
Before those contests get started, I'll be chatting on CoverItLive from 11:30 a.m. to noon ET, so be sure to get in any last-minute questions you have then. Andrea Adelson will be hosting our "Game of the Week" chat tonight from 8 p.m. until the end of the Stanford-Oregon game, so she'll wrap things up for you there.
As always, the two of us will be tweeting throughout the day, so be sure to follow along. Breaking news and injury updates, along with postgame recaps, will be posted here in the blog.
After picking the same teams last week, Andrea and I mixed things up a bit, so plenty of bragging rights are on the line. Here is what to keep an eye on, too.
One final look at today's lineup is below, with some material from earlier in the week to get you caught up:
- No. 22 Rutgers at Cincinnati, noon ET, Big East Network/ESPN3: Plenty is on the line when these two teams meet. The Scarlet Knights' Khaseem Greene is not focused on his individual accolades this season.
- Temple at Army, noon ET, CBS Sports Network: The Owls' Big East return has featured a number of growing pains. They won't get a 12th game at Hawaii, either.
- South Florida at Miami, 3 p.m. ET, GamePlan: Miami will see a reserve QB from USF again. The injured starter, B.J. Daniels, has some unfinished business to tend to.
- Syracuse at Missouri, 7 p.m., ESPNU/WatchESPN: The Orange hope to keep the momentum going after delivering Louisville its first loss. Andrea thinks Jerome Smith's hot streak will continue against the Tigers.