2011 Big East Conference football season

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2011 Big East Conference football season
Big East Conference logo.svg
League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport football
Duration September 1 - present
Number of teams 8
TV partner(s) ESPN-Big East Network
Regular season
Co-Champions West Virginia, Cincinnati, & Louisville
Football seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#17 West Virginia §   5 2         10 3  
#25 Cincinnati §   5 2         10 3  
Louisville §   5 2         7 6  
Rutgers   4 3         9 4  
Pittsburgh   4 3         6 7  
Connecticut   3 4         5 7  
South Florida   1 6         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         5 7  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Big East football season was the NCAA football season of the Big East Conference.

The conference consists of 8 football members: Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse, and West Virginia.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Key[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
Big East member won
Big East member lost
Big East Conference Game
Big East teams in bold

All times Eastern time.

Week 1[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 6:00 PM Murray State Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPNU W 21–9   46,157
September 1* 7:30 PM North Carolina Central Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN3 W 48–0   40,061
September 1* 8:00 PM Wake Forest Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN3 W 36–29 OT  40,833
September 3* 12:00 PM Fordham Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN3 W 35–3   34,562[2]
September 3* 3:30pm South Florida #16 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC W 23–20   80,795[3]
September 3* 6:00 p.m. Buffalo Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN3 W 35–16   48,359
September 3* 7:00 PM Austin Peay Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH FSO W 72–10   23,282[4]
September 4* 3:30pm Marshall #24 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Friends of Coal Bowl) ESPN W 34–13   60,758[5]
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 2[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 9* 8:00 PM Florida International Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN L 17–24   47,228
September 10* 12:30 PM Rutgers North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ACC Network L 22–24   53,000
September 10* 1:00 p.m. Maine Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN3 W 35–29   41,230
September 10* 1:00pm Norfolk State #19 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN+ W 55–12   51,911[6]
September 10* 3:30 PM Cincinnati Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN2 L 23–45   94,207[7]
September 10* 4:30 PM Rhode Island Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY TWC Sports W 21–14   36,421
September 10* 7:00pm Ball State #22 South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL BHSN W 37–7   45,113
September 10* 7:30 PM Connecticut Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN SNY L 21–24   32,119[2]
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 3[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 16* 8:00 PM Iowa State Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ESPN2 L 20–24   37,195[2]
September 17* 12:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 L 27–31   70,585
September 17* 12:00pm #18 West Virginia Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPNU W 37–31   53,627[8]
September 17* 3:30 PM Akron Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN3 W 59–14   24,991[9]
September 17* 7:00 PM Louisville Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Governor's Cup) ESPNU W 24–17   68,170
September 17* 7:00pm Florida A&M #20 South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL BHSN W 70–17   50,128
September 17* 8:00 PM Syracuse USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA FX L 17–38   65,873[10]
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 4[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 22* 8:00 PM NC State Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN/ESPN 3D W 44–14   28,431[11]
September 24* 12:00 p.m. Notre Dame Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ABC L 12–15   65,050
September 24* 12:00 PM Toledo Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY BIG EAST Network W 33–30 OT  39,116
September 24* 2:00 PM Ohio Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN3 W 38–26   41,388
September 24* 6:00 PM Connecticut Buffalo University at Buffalo StadiumBuffalo, NY SNY/BIG EAST Network W 17–3   18,215[2]
September 24* 7:00pm UTEP #17 South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN3 W 52–24   48,231
September 24* 8:00pm #2 LSU #16 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Gold Rush) ABC L 21–47   62,056[12]
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 5[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 29 8:00pm #14 South Florida Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN  PIT 44-17   40,025[13]
October 1 12:00 PM Rutgers Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY BIG EAST Network  RUT 19-16 2OT  42,152
October 1* 1:00 PM Cincinnati Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH (116th Victory Bell) ESPN3 W 27–0   16,408[14]
October 1* 3:30 PM Marshall Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY BIG EAST Network L 13–17   53,267
October 1* 3:30pm Bowling Green #22 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN+ W 55–10   46,603[15]
October 1* 3:30 PM Western Michigan Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT SNY L 31–38   36,648[2]
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 6[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 8 12:00 PM Connecticut #16 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV SNY/BIG EAST Network  WVA 43-16   56,179[2]
October 8* 12:00 PM Louisville North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ESPN2 L 7–14   51,500[16]
October 8 3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPNU  RUT 34-10   46,079
October 8* 8:00 PM Syracuse Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA Cox W 37–34   39,116
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 7[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 15 12:00 PM Louisville Cincinnati Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OH (Keg of Nails) BIG EAST Network  CIN 25-16   40,971[17]
October 15* 12:00 p.m. Utah Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU L 14–26   43,719[18]
October 15* 2:00 PM Navy Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN3 W 21–20   47,138
October 15 3:30pm South Florida Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT BIG EAST Network  CON 16-10   37,162[19]
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 8[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 21 8:00 PM Rutgers Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN2  LOU 16-14   48,435
October 21 8:00pm #11 West Virginia Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN  SYR 49-23   45,265[20]
October 22 12:00pm Cincinnati South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL BIG EAST Network  CIN 37-34   39,456
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 9[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 26 8:00 PM Connecticut Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN  PIT 35-20   40,219[2]
October 29 12:00 PM Syracuse Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY BIG EAST Network  LOU 27-10   44,817
October 29 3:30 PM #24 West Virginia Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ABC  WVA 41-31   47,303
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 10[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 5 12:00pm Louisville #24 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) ESPN+  LOU 38–35   57,287[21]
November 5 12:00 PM Syracuse Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPNU  CON 28-21   38,769
November 5 7:00 p.m. #23 Cincinnati Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA (River City Rivalry) ESPNU  CIN 26-23   49,362[22]
November 5 7:00pm South Florida Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN3  RUT 20–17 OT  36,911
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 11[edit]

Yankee Stadium for a game between Army and Rutgers.
Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 11 8:00 PM South Florida Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN2  USF 37-17   41,582
November 12 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY BIG EAST Network  PIT 21-14   51,321
November 12 12:00 PM West Virginia #23 Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ABC  WVA 24-21   48,152[23]
November 12* 3:30 PM Rutgers Army Yankee StadiumBronx, NY CBS SN W 27–12   30,028
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 12[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 19 12:00 PM Cincinnati Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPNU  RUT 20-3   52,454
November 19 12:00 PM Louisville Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT BIG EAST Network  LOU 34-20   34,483[2]
November 19* 3:30pm Miami (FL) South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPNU L 3–6   47,745
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 13[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 25 11:00am Louisville South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN2  LOU 34–24   46,666
November 25 7:00 p.m. Pittsburgh West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) ESPN  WVA 21–20   60,932[24]
November 26 12:00 PM Cincinnati Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY BIG EAST Network  CIN 30-13   38,159
November 26 12:00 PM Rutgers Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN2  CON 40-22   37,857
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Week 14[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 1 8:00pm #20 West Virginia South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN  WVA 30-27   41,743
December 3 12:00 PM Connecticut #25 Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPN  CIN 35-27   27,930[2]
December 3 12:00 PM Syracuse Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN2  PIT 33-20   40,058
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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Bowl Games[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 27* 8:00 PM Louisville North Carolina State Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Belk Bowl) ESPN L 24–31   58,427
December 30* 3:20 PM Iowa State Rutgers Yankee Stadium • Bronx, NY (Pinstripe Bowl) ESPN W 27–13   38,328
December 31* 3:30 PM #25 Cincinnati Vanderbilt Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ABC W 31–24   57,103[26]
January 4* 8:30pm #23 West Virginia #14 Clemson Sun Life StadiumMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) ESPN W 70–33   67,563
January 7* 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh SMU Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (BBVA Compass Bowl) ESPN L 6–28   29,726
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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Records against other conferences[edit]

Conference Wins Losses
ACC 4 4
Big 12 1 1
Big Ten 0 1
CUSA 3 2
Independents 3 1
MAC 9 1
Mountain West 0 0
Pac-12 0 2
SEC 2 3
Sun Belt 0 1
WAC 0 0
All FCS 5 0
Against BCS 7 10
Against FBS 22 16
Overall 27 16

References[edit]

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