2012 Big East Conference football season

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2012 Big East Conference football season
Big East Conference logo.svg
League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport football
Duration September 2012 - January 2013
Number of teams 8
TV partner(s) ESPN-Big East Network
Regular season
Champions Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers & Syracuse
Football seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Louisville §   5 2         11 2  
Cincinnati §   5 2         10 3  
Rutgers §   5 2         9 4  
Syracuse §   5 2         8 5  
Pittsburgh   3 4         6 7  
Connecticut   2 5         5 7  
Temple   2 5         4 7  
South Florida   1 6         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Big East football season was the 22nd NCAA Division I FBS football season of the conference that was known as the Big East Conference from its formation in 1979 until July 2013, and ultimately proved to be the last for the conference under the "Big East" name, as well as the last with a full round-robin schedule for conference play. The conference consisted of eight football members: Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse and Temple.[1] In February of 2012, the Big East settled a lawsuit with West Virginia University that allowed them to move to the Big 12 Conference effective July 1, 2012.[2]

Conference members began regular-season play on August 30 when Temple hosted Villanova; conference play started September 6 when Cincinnati hosted Pittsburgh. The regular season concluded on December 1. Four teams—Louisville, Rutgers, Cincinnati, and Syracuse—claimed shares of the conference championship. Louisville claimed the league's automatic BCS bowl berth via tiebreakers.

On February 28, 2013, ESPN reported that the conference's seven schools that do not play FBS football, which had announced plans to leave the conference as a bloc no later than July 2015, had reached an agreement to leave in July 2013, and would keep the "Big East" name when they formed a new conference at that time. As a result, the schools that retained the original Big East charter would operate under a new name in the 2013 football season.[3] On April 3, 2013, the remaining schools announced they would operate as the American Athletic Conference (The American).[4]

Previous season[edit]

West Virginia, Cincinnati and Louisville were co-Big East Champions with a conference record of 5-2. West Virginia received the conference's automatic bid into the BCS bid by way of tie-breakers. The Mountaineers went to the Orange Bowl and defeated Clemson 70-33 in the game, West Virginia tied or broke eight separate team and individual bowl game records, while the combined 69 points West Virginia and Clemson scored in the first half set another new record.[5]

Four other Big East teams went to bowl games in 2011, finishing bowl play with a record of 3–2 as a conference. Louisville (7-6) lost to NC State in the Belk Bowl. Rutgers (9–4) beat Iowa State 27-17 in New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Cincinnati (10–3) defeated Vanderbilt in the Autozone Liberty Bowl, and Pittsburgh lost to SMU 28-6 in the BBVA Compass Bowl. The three teams not to go to a bowl game were Connecticut (5–7), South Florida (5–7), and Syracuse (5–7).

Preseason[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Two teams have new head coaches for the 2012 season. Paul Chryst replaces Todd Graham at Pittsburgh, Kyle Flood replaces Greg Schiano at Rutgers.

Preseason Poll[edit]

The 2012 Big East Preseason Poll[6] was announced at the Big East Media Day in Newport, RI on July 31, 2012

  1. Louisville – 219 (24 first place votes)
  2. South Florida – 176 (4)
  3. Rutgers – 155
  4. Cincinnati – 139
  5. Pittsburgh – 131
  6. Connecticut – 77
  7. Syracuse – 70
  8. Temple – 41

Schedule[edit]

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

Week 1[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:30 pm UMass Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT SNY W 37–0   35,270
August 31 7:00 pm Villanova Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPN3 W 31–10   32,709
September 1 12:00 pm Northwestern Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN2 L 42–41   37,830
September 1 6:00 pm Youngstown State Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN3 L 31–17   40,837
September 1 7:00 pm Chattanooga South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN3 W 34-13   41,285
September 1 8:00 pm Rutgers Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA CBSSN W 24-12   26,059
September 2 3:30 pm Kentucky #25 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY (Governor's Cup) ESPN W 32-14   55,386
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: Cincinnati

Week 2[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 8:00 pm Pittsburgh Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH (River City Rivalry) ESPN  CIN 34-10   33,562
September 8 12:00 pm Maryland Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPNU L 36-27   23,322
September 8 12:00 pm NC State Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT Big East Network L 10-7   34,202
September 8 3:30 pm South Florida Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV CBSSN W 32-31   22,804
September 8 3:30 pm #2 USC Syracuse MetLife StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ ABC/ESPN2 L 42-29   39,507
September 8 3:30 pm Missouri State #23 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY WHAS W 35-7   47,553
September 8 3:30 pm Howard Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ SNY W 26-0   50,855
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 3[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 7:30 PM Rutgers South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN  RUT 23-13   44,219
September 15 12:00 PM #13 Virginia Tech Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU W 35-17   48,032
September 15 12:30 PM Connecticut Maryland Chevy Chase Bank Field at Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ACC Network W 24-21   35,491
September 15 3:30 PM North Carolina #20 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ABC/ESPN2 W 39-34   53,334
September 15 4:00 PM Stony Brook Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY TWCS/SNY W 28-17   34,512
September 15 7:00 PM Delaware State Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN3 W 23-7   27,112
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: Temple

Week 4[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 22 7:00 PM Rutgers Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ESPN W 35–26   72,543
September 22 2:00 PM Connecticut Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI ESPN3 L 30–24   10,328
September 22 3:30 PM Temple Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC/ESPN2 L 24-17   93,680
September 22 3:30 PM Gardner–Webb Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN3 W 55-10   36,452
September 22 4:30 PM South Florida Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN3 L 31-27   16,397
September 22 7:00 PM #20 Louisville FIU FIU StadiumMiami, FL ESPN3 W 28-21   12,318
September 22 8:00 PM Syracuse Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN L 17-10   50,805
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: Cincinnati

Week 5[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 29 12:00 PM Buffalo Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT Big East Network L 24-17   34,666
September 29 3:30 PM Virginia Tech Cincinnati FedEx FieldLandover, MD ESPNU W 27-24   46,026
September 29 6:00 PM #4 Florida State South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN L 30-17   69,383
September 29 8:00 PM #19 Louisville Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS CBSSN W 24-21   23,492
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: Pittsburgh, Temple, Rutgers, Syracuse

Week 6[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 5 7:00 PM Pittsburgh Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN  SYR 14–13   40,394
October 6 12:00 PM Connecticut #22 Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPNU  RU 19–3   50,870
October 6 12:00 PM South Florida Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA Big East Network  TEMP 37–28   25,796
October 6 7:00 PM Miami (OH) Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH (Victory Bell) FS Ohio W 52–14   35,097
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: Louisville

Week 7[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 13 11:00 AM #18 Louisville Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU  LOU 45–35   42,432
October 13 12:00 PM Syracuse #20 Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ Big East Network  RUT 23–15   48,011
October 13 1:00 PM Temple Connecticut Rentschler • East Hartford, CT ESPN3  TEMP 17–14   37,279
October 13 7:00 PM Fordham #21 Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN3 W 49–17   26,317
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: South Florida

Week 8[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 19 8:00 PM Connecticut Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN  SYR 40–10   36,715
October 20 12:00 PM #19 Rutgers Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA Big East Network  RUT 35–10   35,145
October 20 3:30 PM South Florida #17 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ABC  LOU 27–25   50,167
October 20 3:30 PM Pittsburgh Buffalo UB StadiumAmherst, NY Big East Network/ESPN Plus W 20-6   17,021
October 20 7:00 PM #21 Cincinnati Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN3 L 23–29   24,124
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 9[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 26 8:00 PM Cincinnati Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY (The Keg of Nails) ESPN  LOU 31–34 OT   53,271
October 27 12:00 PM Temple Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA Big East Network  PITT 47–17   42,425
October 27 3:30 PM Kent State Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ Big East Network/ESPN Plus L 33-25   49,345
October 27 7:00 PM Syracuse South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN3  SYR 37-36   38,562
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: Connecticut

Week 10[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 3 12:00 PM Syracuse Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH Big East Network  CIN 35-24   26,180
November 3 12:00 PM Temple Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ABC  LOU 45-17   44,609
November 3 3:30 PM Pittsburgh Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 26-29 3OT  80,795
November 3 7:00 PM Connecticut South Florida Raymond James Stadium • ESPNU  USF 13-6   36,190
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: Rutgers

Week 11[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 9 8:00 PM Pittsburgh Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ESPN2  UCONN 24–17   33,503
November 10 12:00 PM Cincinnati Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA Big East Network  CIN 34–10   20,192
November 10 12:00 PM Louisville Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ABC  SYR 45–26   40,312
November 10 12:00 PM Army Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPNU W 28–7   43,250
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: South Florida

Week 12[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 17 12:00 PM #22 Rutgers Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH Big East Network  RUT 10-3   34,526
November 17 12:00 PM Temple Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBSSN W 63-32   27,019
November 17 3:00 PM South Florida Miami Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ACC Network L 9-40   38,869
November 17 7:00 PM Syracuse Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPNU W 31-27   63,045
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: Louisville, Pittsburgh

Week 13[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 23 11:00 AM Syracuse Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPN2  SYR 38-20   22,317
November 23 7:00 PM South Florida Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN  CIN 27-10   21,171
November 24 12:00 PM Connecticut #20 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY Big East Network  UCONN 23-20 3OT  45,618
November 24 12:00 PM #18 Rutgers Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA TBA  PIT 27-6   38,786
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 14[edit]

Going into the final week of the season, Rutgers had clinched at least a share of the Big East title, but it was possible that the season could end with a three-way or a four-way tie for the conference championship. The scenarios were:[7]

  • Rutgers would win the title and the Big East BCS berth outright with a win over Louisville on November 29.
  • If Louisville won, it would create a three-way tie between the two schools and Syracuse. Cincinnati could then join the logjam atop the conference with a win over UConn on December 1.

The conference's BCS berth would then be decided by tiebreakers. Under Big East rules, the first tiebreaker among three or more teams is head-to-head record among the tied teams, followed by the BCS standings.[7]

A three-way tie would go to the BCS standings, since Louisville, Rutgers, and Syracuse finished 1–1 against one another. In a four-way tie, Cincinnati and Syracuse would be eliminated with 1–2 records against the other three teams, with the BCS berth then going to the higher-ranked team between Louisville and Rutgers. The conference said that Louisville would most likely receive the BCS berth if it defeated Rutgers,[7] and that proved to be the case, with the Cardinals claiming the league's BCS berth.

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 29 7:30 pm Louisville Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN  LOU 20–17   52,798
December 1 3:30 PM Cincinnati Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ABC  CIN 34–17   33,112
December 1 7:00 PM Pittsburgh South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN2  PITT 20–7   35,141
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week off: Temple, Syracuse

Records against other conferences[edit]

Big East vs. BCS matchups[edit]

Date Visitor Home Winning Team Opponent
Conference
September 1 Northwestern Syracuse Northwestern Big Ten
September 2 Kentucky #25 Louisville Louisville SEC
September 8 Maryland Temple Maryland ACC
September 8 NC State Connecticut NC State ACC
September 8 USC Syracuse USC Pac-12
September 15 Virginia Tech Pittsburgh Pittsburgh ACC
September 15 Connecticut Maryland Connecticut ACC
September 15 North Carolina Louisville Louisville ACC
September 22 Rutgers Arkansas Rutgers SEC
September 22 Temple Penn State Penn State Big Ten
September 22 Syracuse Minnesota Minnesota Big Ten
September 29 Virginia Tech Cincinnati Cincinnati ACC
September 29 Florida State South Florida Florida State ACC
November 3 Pittsburgh Notre Dame Notre Dame Independent
November 17 Syracuse Missouri Syracuse SEC

Bowl Games[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 27* 6:30 PM Cincinnati Duke Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Belk Bowl) ESPN W 48-34   48,128
December 28* 5:30 PM Rutgers Virginia Tech Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Russell Athletic Bowl) ESPN L 10-13   48,127
December 29* 3:15 PM West Virginia Syracuse Yankee StadiumBronx, NY (Pinstripe Bowl) ESPN W 38-14   39,098
January 2* 8:30 PM #21 Louisville #3 Florida Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ESPN W 33-23   54,178
January 5* 1:00 PM Pittsburgh Ole Miss Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (BBVA Compass Bowl) ESPN L 17-38   59,135
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players of the week[edit]

Following each week of games, Big East conference officials select the players of the week from the conference's teams.

Week Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Position Team Player Position Team Player Position Team
9/3/12[8] Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse Yawin Smallwood LB Connecticut Brandon McManus K/P Temple
9/10/12[9] Andre Davis WR South Florida Walter Stewart DE Cincinnati Brandon Jones CB Rutgers
9/17/12[10] Tino Sunseri QB Pittsburgh Yawin Smallwood LB Connecticut Nick Williams WR Connecticut
9/24/12[11] Gary Nova QB Rutgers Adrian Bushell CB Louisville Brandon McManus K/P Temple
10/1/12[12] Munchie Legaux QB Cincinnati Maalik Bomar LB Cincinnati Pat O'Donnell P Cincinnati
10/8/12[13] Montel Harris RB Temple Brandon Sharpe DE Syracuse Tony Miliano K Cincinnati
10/15/12[14] Senorise Perry RB Louisville Khaseem Greene LB Rutgers Brandon McManus K/P Temple
10/22/12 Gary Nova QB Rutgers Lorenzo Mauldin DE Louisville Ross Krautman K Syracuse
10/29/12 Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville Preston Brown LB Louisville Maikon Bonani K South Florida
11/5/12 George Winn RB Cincinnati Keith Brown LB Louisville Matt Brown RB Temple
11/11/12[15] Alec Lemon WR Syracuse Khaseem Greene LB Rutgers Nick Williams RB Connecticut

Rankings[edit]

Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV   Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
  Pre
Sept.
4
Sept.
9
Sept.
16
Sept.
23
Sept.
30
Oct.
7
Oct.
14
Oct.
21
Oct.
28
Nov.
4
Nov.
11
Nov.
18
Nov.
25
Dec.
2
Final
Cincinnati AP RV RV RV RV RV 21 21 RV
C RV RV RV RV RV 23 20 18 RV
Harris Not released 20 18 RV
BCS Not released 21
Connecticut AP
C
Harris Not released
BCS Not released
Louisville AP 25 23 19 20 19 19 18 16 16
C RV 24 20 18 17 16 16 14 14
Harris Not released 18 16 14
BCS Not released 16 16
Pittsburgh AP
C
Harris Not released
BCS Not released
Rutgers AP RV 23 22 20 19 18
C RV RV RV RV 25 т 21 19 17 15
Harris Not released 19 17 15
BCS Not released 15 15
South Florida AP RV RV RV
C RV RV RV
Harris Not released
BCS Not released
Syracuse AP
C
Harris Not released
BCS Not released
Temple AP
C
Harris Not released
BCS Not released

Home attendance[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total Average % of Capacity
Cincinnati Nippert Stadium 35,097 33,562 27,112 35,097 26,317 26,180 34,526 21,171 203,965 29,138 83%
Connecticut Rentschler Field 40,000 35,270 34,202 34,666 37,279 33,503 33,112 208,032 34,672 87%
Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium 55,000 55,386 47,553 53,334 50,167 53,271 44,609 45,618 349,938 49,991 91%
Pittsburgh Heinz Field 65,050 40,837 48,032 36,452 42,432 42,245 38,786 248,964 41,494 64%
Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium 52,454 50,855 50,870 48,011 49,345 43,250 52,798 295,129 49,188 94%
South Florida Raymond James Stadium 65,897 41,285 44,219 69,383 38,562 36,190 35,141 264,780 44,130 67%
Syracuse Carrier Dome 49,262 37,830 34,512 40,394 36,715 40,312 189,763 37,953 77%
Temple Lincoln Financial Field 68,532 32,709 23,322 25,796 35,145 20,192 22,317 159,481 26,580 39%

Neutral Site Games[edit]

[16]

Team Stadium Capacity Game Average % of Capacity
Cincinnati FedExField vs Virginia Tech 91,704 46,026 46,026 50%
Syracuse MetLife Stadium vs USC 82,566 39,507 39,507 47%

Big East Conference Awards[edit]

The following individuals received postseason honors as voted by the Big East Conference football coaches.[17]

2012 Big East Football Individual Awards
Award Recipient(s)
Offensive Player of the Year Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Defensive Player of the Year Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers
Special Teams Player of the Year Matt Brown, RB/KR, Temple
Rookie of the Year Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple
Coach of the Year Kyle Flood, Rutgers
Charlie Strong, LOUISVILLE


2012 All-Big East Conference Football Teams[17]
First Team Second Team
Offense Defense Offense Defense

WR - Alec Lemon, Syracuse
WR - DeVante Parker, Louisville
OT - Eric Lefeld, Cincinnati
OT - Justin Pugh, Syracuse
OG - Austen Bujnoch, Cincinnati
OG - Antwan Lowery, Rutgers
C - Mario Benavides, Louisville
TE - Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
QB - Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
RB - Ray Graham, Pittsburgh
RB - Montel Harris, Temple
K - Maikon Bonani, USF
RS - Matt Brown, Temple

DL - Dan Giordano, Cincinnati
DL - Trevardo Williams, Connecticut
DL - Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
DL - Scott Vallone, Rutgers
LB - Greg Blair, Cincinnati
LB - Sio Moore, Connecticut
LB - Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut
LB - Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
CB - Adrian Bushell, Louisville
CB - Logan Ryan, Rutgers
S - Duron Harmon, Rutgers
S - Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse
P - Brandon McManus, Temple

WR - Mike Shanahan, Pittsburgh
WR - Devin Street, Pittsburgh
WR - Brandon Coleman, Rutgers
OT - Alex Kupper, Louisville
OT - Kaleb Johnson, Rutgers
OT - Martin Wallace, Temple
OG - Adam Masters, Connecticut
OG - Mark Popek, USF
C - Ryan Turnley, Pittsburgh
QB - Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
TE - Ryan Griffin, Connecticut
RB - George Winn, Cincinnati
RB - Jawan Jamison, Rutgers
K - Brandon McManus, Temple
RS - Nick Williams, Connecticut

DL - Walter Stewart, Cincinnati
DL - Cory Grissom, USF
DL - Brandon Sharpe, Syracuse
DL - John Youboty, Temple
LB - Preston Brown, Louisville
LB - Sam Barrington, USF
LB - Tyler Matakevich, Temple
CB - Dwayne Gratz, Connecticut
CB - Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut
S - Calvin Pryor, Louisville
S - Hakeem Smith, Louisville
S - Jason Hendricks, Pittsburgh
P - Pat O’Donnell, Cincinnati
P - Justin Brockhaus-Kann, USF

- denotes unanimous selection  Additional players added to the All-Big East teams due to ties in the voting

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