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2011 Big East Conference football season
File: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
v · d · e 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

KeyEdit

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 1Edit

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 2Edit

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 3Edit

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 4Edit

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 5Edit

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 6Edit

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 7Edit

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 8Edit

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 9Edit

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 10Edit

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 11Edit

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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 12Edit

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 13Edit

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 14Edit

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 GamesEdit

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 conferencesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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