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BACKYARD BRAWL MAY DECIDE 2010 BIG EAST CROWN
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 12:50 PM EDT

The 2010 Big East season figures to be an exciting one if for no other reason than the volume of offensive players returning, not just starters, but stars. The list of playmakers from this league is deep and includes Pittsburgh’s Dion Lewis, West Virginia’s Noel Devine, Connecticut’s Jordan Todman, plus quarterbacks Tom Savage of Rutgers and B.J. Daniels of South Florida. It could be a run-first league though, as Savage is the only quarterback with 11 or more career college starts to his credit. All five of those players’ teams could compete for the league title and BCS berth this season, with Cincinnati certainly in the mix as well. Pittsburgh plays as the early favorite but has games at UConn, South Florida, and Cincinnati as potential stumbling blocks. South Florida may be on the outside looking in simply because of its schedule, which features four brutal road games in new head coach Skip Holtz’s first campaign. Basketball Lines

2010 Predicted Finish (Sportsbook.com Odds to win conference)
1. Pittsburgh (+250)
2. West Virginia (+250)
3. Cincinnati (+500)
4. Connecticut (+250)
5. Rutgers (+500)
6. South Florida (+500)
7. Syracuse (+1500)
8. Louisville (+800)

CINCINNATI BEARCATS
Head Coach: Butch Jones, 1st year (First Year SU)
2009 Record: 12-1 SU, 7-6 ATS
Offense: Spread – Starters Returning: 8
Defense: Multiple – Starters Returning: 6

Key Strength Ratings
2009 Scoring Differential: +15.5 (#10 of 120)
2009 StatFox Outplay Factor Rating: +13.3 (#15 of 120)
2010 StatFox Power Rating: 47 (#26 of 120)

2010 SCHEDULE
9/4 – at Fresno St
9/11 – INDIANA ST
9/16 – at NC State
9/25 – OKLAHOMA
10/9 – MIAMI OHIO
10/15 – at Louisville
10/22 – S FLORIDA
10/30 – SYRACUSE
11/13 – at W Virginia
11/20 – RUTGERS
11/27 – at Connecticut
12/4 – PITTSBURGH

SITUATIONAL RECORDS – 2009 (3-YR TOTAL)
Straight Up: 12-1, 33-7 (83%)
Overall ATS: 7-6, 21-16 (57%)
at Home ATS: 2-4, 8-7 (53%)
Away/Neutral ATS: 5-2, 13-9 (59%)
vs Conference ATS: 5-2, 13-7 (65%)
as Favorite ATS: 4-5, 13-14 (48%)
as Underdog ATS: 2-1, 7-2 (78%)

2009 TEAM STATS & NCAA RANKS (of 120)
Strength of Schedule: 37 (50)
Points Scored – Allowed: 38.6 (4) – 23.1 (44)
Total YPG Gained – Allowed: 447.5 (11) – 374.0 (67)
Yards Per Play Gained – Allowed: 6.98 (2) – 5.20 (47)
Yards Per Rush Gained – Allowed: 4.99 (13) – 3.63 (36)
Yards Per Pass Gained – Allowed: 8.50 (12) – 7.13 (63)
Turnover Differential: +0.7 (13)

2010 OUTLOOK
By the time the opening snap rolls around for the first game of 2010, it may look as if the Bearcats changed everything but their name. Former coach Brian Kelly jumped ship to Notre Dame, quarterback Tony Pike and wide receiver Mardy Gilyard are now in the NFL and several other key players have moved on…New head coach Butch Jones will ride Pike’s injury replacement, junior Zach Collaros, who posted strong numbers when in control of the huddle—1,434 yards passing and 10 touchdowns on just 93 completions. He also rushed for 344 yards and four touchdowns. Collaros will be throwing to plenty of talent at wide receiver. The line returns a pair of All-Big East while Junior Isaiah Pead is more of a speed back than a tackle-breaker and averaged a healthy 6.7 yards per run on 121 attempts…Cincinnati’s stop unit lost several high-impact players and now lacks significant experience. The only senior penciled into the starting lineup is middle linebacker Dorian Davis. The Bearcats allowed a combined 95 points to Pittsburgh and Florida and that drop off in production actually started to fester several weeks earlier. The big question is if that slide will continue… The Bearcats are out to defend their Big East title for the second straight season, and are one of just six schools from BCS conferences to go back-to-back since 2000. While the offense will miss Pike and Gilyard, plenty of experience still returns, and Collaros adds another dimension with the ability to run. After racking up a 23-4 mark in the last two years, some may consider four losses in 2010 a step back. If the defense can regroup, Cincinnati could be a darkhorse in the Big East. NFL Lines

SAMPLE TOP STATFOX POWER TREND FOR 2010
* CINCINNATI is on a 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) run as home favorites of 3.5 to 7 points . The Average Score was CINCINNATI 28.1, OPPONENT 15

CONNECTICUT HUSKIES
Head Coach: Randy Edsall, 12th year (66-65 SU)
2009 Record: 8-5 SU, 11-2 ATS
Offense: Multiple – Starters Returning: 8
Defense: 4-3 – Starters Returning: 8

Key Strength Ratings
2009 Scoring Differential: +7.5 (#33 of 120)
2009 StatFox Outplay Factor Rating: +7.6 (#33 of 120)
2010 StatFox Power Rating: 45 (#30 of 120)

2010 SCHEDULE
9/4 – at Michigan
9/11 – TEXAS SOUTHERN
9/18 – at Temple
9/25 – BUFFALO
10/2 – VANDERBILT
10/8 – at Rutgers
10/23 – at Louisville
10/29 – W VIRGINIA
11/11 – PITTSBURGH
11/20 – at Syracuse
11/27 – CINCINNATI
12/4 – at S Florida

SITUATIONAL RECORDS – 2009 (3-YR TOTAL)
Straight Up: 8-5, 25-14 (64%)
Overall ATS: 11-2, 25-12 (68%)
at Home ATS: 4-2, 11-6 (65%)
Away/Neutral ATS: 7-0, 14-6 (70%)
vs Conference ATS: 5-2, 14-7 (67%)
as Favorite ATS: 3-2, 9-6 (60%)
as Underdog ATS: 7-0, 15-6 (71%)

2009 TEAM STATS & NCAA RANKS (of 120)
Strength of Schedule: 37.46 (45)
Points Scored – Allowed: 31.2 (27) – 23.6 (49)
Total YPG Gained – Allowed: 387.2 (56) – 368.8 (62)
Yards Per Play Gained – Allowed: 5.57 (62) – 5.56 (72)
Yards Per Rush Gained – Allowed: 4.20 (64) – 3.77 (46)
Yards Per Pass Gained – Allowed: 7.51 (45) – 7.59 (87)
Turnover Differential: +0.2 (46)

2010 OUTLOOK
Head coach Randy Edsall has made a strong running attack the staple of his 11-year tenure at Connecticut, and the road to the end zone will still be primarily paved by the offensive line and tailback Jordan Todman. But if there’s a new wrinkle to the Huskies, it may have been unveiled during the spring game, as quarterback Zach Frazer unleashed four touchdown passes of longer than 55 yards…Frazer split time with Cody Endres, and the reason why is the biggest issue facing Connecticut’s offense—health. Both quarterbacks missed time due to injury, yet the reliance on Todman & Co., in the backfield helped keep the scoring unit potent (31.2 PPG). A line featuring four returning starters only stands to get better after paving the way for 170.7 yards rushing per game and allowing just 21 sacks…The stop unit was pushed around by several opponents, allowing 135 points in the four games prior to the Papajohns.com Bowl, but it happened as the offense hit its stride. The secondary is the biggest area of need, more for a loss of experience than a lack of talent, but eight total defensive starters return… The Huskies closed last season on a roll with four consecutive wins, including an upset of South Carolina in the Papajohns.com Bowl. Add in the experience that comes along with 16 returning starters, and maybe, just maybe, Edsall’s gearing up for a run in the Big East. Consider the Huskies a darkhorse for the Big East crown, especially because they host games with both West Virginia and Pittsburgh.

SAMPLE TOP STATFOX POWER TREND FOR 2010
* Over the L2 seasons, CONNECTICUT is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) on the road. The Average Score was CONNECTICUT 24.7, OPPONENT 21.8

LOUISVILLE CARDINALS
Head Coach: Charlie Strong, 1st year (First Year SU)
2009 Record: 4-8 SU, 5-6 ATS
Offense: Multiple – Starters Returning: 9
Defense: 4-3 – Starters Returning: 6

Key Strength Ratings
2009 Scoring Differential: -8.2 (#102 of 120)
2009 StatFox Outplay Factor Rating: -4.0 (#83 of 120)
2010 StatFox Power Rating: 31 (#81 of 120)

2010 SCHEDULE
9/4 – KENTUCKY
9/11 – E KENTUCKY
9/18 – at Oregon St
10/2 – at Arkansas St
10/9 – MEMPHIS
10/15 – CINCINNATI
10/23 – CONNECTICUT
10/30 – at Pittsburgh
11/6 – at Syracuse
11/13 – S FLORIDA
11/20 – W VIRGINIA
11/26 – at Rutgers

SITUATIONAL RECORDS – 2009 (3-YR TOTAL)
Straight Up: 4-8, 15-21 (42%)
Overall ATS: 5-6, 13-20 (39%)
at Home ATS: 2-3, 6-11 (35%)
Away/Neutral ATS: 3-3, 7-9 (44%)
vs Conference ATS: 2-5, 6-15 (29%)
as Favorite ATS: 1-1, 5-10 (33%)
as Underdog ATS: 4-5, 8-10 (44%)

2009 TEAM STATS & NCAA RANKS (of 120)
Strength of Schedule: 37.67 (42)
Points Scored – Allowed: 18.1 (111) – 26.3 (65)
Total YPG Gained – Allowed: 334.1 (91) – 371.1 (65)
Yards Per Play Gained – Allowed: 5.08 (96) – 5.80 (86)
Yards Per Rush Gained – Allowed: 3.54 (97) – 4.25 (81)
Yards Per Pass Gained – Allowed: 6.87 (80) – 8.19 (107)
Turnover Differential: -0.3 (77)

2010 OUTLOOK
Louisville has struggled over the last three seasons, racking up a 15-21 mark since its last bowl appearance in 2007. But change is on the horizon in the form of first-year head coach Charlie Strong, who took the reins after a seven-year stint as defensive coordinator with Florida… The 2009 offense struggled, but it wasn’t due to a lack of talent. What the Cardinals need is health and consistency, plain and simple. Due to injuries and ineffectiveness, three different quarterbacks started games, and top running back Victor Anderson followed up his 2008 Big East Freshman of the Year performance with just 473 yards rushing. As a result, the Cardinals struggled to move the ball. They finished 111th in the nation in scoring (18.1 points per game) and 91st in total offense (334.1 yards per game). As many as four quarterbacks could be in the mix heading into the first game, but thankfully, all five starters are back on the line…Strong’s strength is defense, and his former Gators flexed plenty of muscle. Along with an almost entirely new staff comes a new scheme, and the biggest problem could be finding people to help anchor a run defense that needs shoring up after getting steamrolled for 165.1 yards per game…Strong has a considerable amount of talent to work with on offense, it’s just a matter of getting it all to fit together the right way. Once he settles on a starting quarterback, it’ll speed up the curve for getting the rest of the scoring unit on the same page. If the program’s going to move forward in Strong’s first year, the push must be the result of putting points on the board. NFL Betting Lines

SAMPLE TOP STATFOX POWER TREND FOR 2010
* LOUISVILLE is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) in conference games since ‘07. The Average Score was LOUISVILLE 20, OPPONENT 32.4

PITTSBURGH PANTHERS
Head Coach: Dave Wannstedt, 6th year (35-26 SU)
2009 Record: 10-3 SU, 7-4-1 ATS
Offense: Pro Style – Starters Returning: 5
Defense: 4-3 – Starters Returning: 6

Key Strength Ratings
2009 Scoring Differential: +12.3 (#16 of 120)
2009 StatFox Outplay Factor Rating: +13.5 (#14 of 120)
2010 StatFox Power Rating: 51 (#13 of 120)

2010 SCHEDULE
9/2 – at Utah
9/11 – NEW HAMPSHIRE
9/23 – MIAMI
10/2 – FLA INTERNATIONAL
10/9 – at Notre Dame
10/16 – at Syracuse
10/23 – RUTGERS
10/30 – LOUISVILLE
11/11 – at Connecticut
11/20 – at S Florida
11/26 – W VIRGINIA
12/4 – at Cincinnati

SITUATIONAL RECORDS – 2009 (3-YR TOTAL)
Straight Up: 10-3, 24-14 (63%)
Overall ATS: 7-4, 19-16 (54%)
at Home ATS: 3-2, 7-10 (41%)
Away/Neutral ATS: 4-2, 12-6 (67%)
vs Conference ATS: 4-3, 12-9 (57%)
as Favorite ATS: 7-3, 10-10 (50%)
as Underdog ATS: 0-1, 9-6 (60%)

2009 TEAM STATS & NCAA RANKS (of 120)
Strength of Schedule: 36.54 (53)
Points Scored – Allowed: 32.1 (21) – 19.8 (19)
Total YPG Gained – Allowed: 391.6 (52) – 319.3 (23)
Yards Per Play Gained – Allowed: 6.23 (18) – 4.97 (30)
Yards Per Rush Gained – Allowed: 4.89 (16) – 3.25 (17)
Yards Per Pass Gained – Allowed: 8.13 (18) – 6.74 (43)
Turnover Differential: +0.8 (10)

2010 OUTLOOK
Pittsburgh bounced back from a crushing home defeat to Cincinnati in the Big East Championship Game to knock off North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. But the victory couldn’t possibly wipe away the terrible taste left after the Panthers blew a 21-point lead to the Bearcats at Heinz Field and lost 45-44 in overtime. Changes from the top down are likely to keep Cincinnati from being a thorn in Pittsburgh’s side this season, and the returning big-play exploits of sophomore running back Dion Lewis and junior wide receiver Jon Baldwin will keep the program among the Big East elite…Lewis ran for 1,799 yards and scored 17 touchdowns, while averaging a healthy 5.5 yards per carry. As the alpha dog of the offense, there’s no doubt he’ll assume another large workload in the neighborhood of 300 carries. Bill Stull, who racked up a 19-7 mark as the starter, is gone, and the most likely candidate to take over the huddle is sophomore Tino Sunseri. He will be lined up behind a pair of new guards and taking snaps from a new center…Head coach Dave Wannstedt has crafted his program through a potent ground attack and dominating defense. For 2010, he has six starters back from a unit that allowed the 19th fewest points in college football…Pittsburgh is the early favorite to capture the Big East crown and a definite contender for the BCS title. Backed by a still-potent defense and high-scoring offense, last season’s meltdown in the Big East title game should only serve as additional motivation. Lewis is on the short list of Heisman Trophy contenders—three consecutive sophomores have won it.

SAMPLE TOP STATFOX POWER TREND FOR 2010
* PITTSBURGH is 8-0 ATS (+8 Units) on the road revenging a home loss against opponent since ‘07. The Average Score was PITTSBURGH 23.1, OPPONENT 17.4

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Greg Schiano, 10th year (55-55 SU)
2009 Record: 9-4 SU, 6-7 ATS
Offense: Pro Style – Starters Returning: 6
Defense: 4-3 – Starters Returning: 6

Key Strength Ratings
2009 Scoring Differential: +10.9 (#20 of 120)
2009 StatFox Outplay Factor Rating: +4.6 (#47 of 120)
2010 StatFox Power Rating: 46 (#28 of 120)

2010 SCHEDULE
9/2 – NORFOLK ST
9/11 – at Fla International
9/25 – N CAROLINA
10/2 – TULANE
10/8 – CONNECTICUT
10/16 – vs. Army (East Rutherford, NJ)
10/16 – ARMY
10/23 – at Pittsburgh
11/3 – at S Florida
11/13 – SYRACUSE
11/20 – at Cincinnati
11/26 – LOUISVILLE
12/4 – at W Virginia

SITUATIONAL RECORDS – 2009 (3-YR TOTAL)
Straight Up: 9-4, 25-14 (64%)
Overall ATS: 6-7, 19-17 (53%)
at Home ATS: 1-6, 7-13 (35%)
Away/Neutral ATS: 5-1, 12-4 (75%)
vs Conference ATS: 3-4, 11-10 (52%)
as Favorite ATS: 4-5, 9-13 (41%)
as Underdog ATS: 2-1, 10-3 (77%)

2009 TEAM STATS & NCAA RANKS (of 120)
Strength of Schedule: 29.92 (90)
Points Scored – Allowed: 28.8 (52) – 17.9 (16)
Total YPG Gained – Allowed: 326.3 (97) – 307.8 (18)
Yards Per Play Gained – Allowed: 5.23 (79) – 4.84 (25)
Yards Per Rush Gained – Allowed: 3.61 (91) – 3.04 (13)
Yards Per Pass Gained – Allowed: 7.63 (35) – 6.89 (52)
Turnover Differential: +1.5 (2)

2010 OUTLOOK
Rutgers has lost some heavy hitters from not only the most successful senior class in program history, but also junior offensive tackle Anthony Davis, who left school a year early. Even with the losses, however, the Scarlet Knights are still strong bets to continue their string of bowl appearances (five)…Sophomore quarterback Tom Savage was thrown into the fire from the start, seeing action in the second half of the opener and never giving up the starting gig. A 9-4 mark is nothing to sneeze at, and neither were the 2,211 yards he threw for (Big East-freshman record). There will be significant changes to the line around Savage, but he will be working with a well-rounded backfield while sophomore wide receiver Mohammed Sanu adds a major wrinkle to the offense, spelling Savage in a Wildcat role…Rutgers lacks name recognition on a national level, and its defense could be one of the most underrated in the nation. It was tops among all 120 FBS teams in tackles for loss and fumble recoveries, second in turnover margin and fourth in sacks. Several key contributors are gone, but there are still six starters returning, including three along the line. If there’s work to be done, it’s probably at linebacker…The weapons are there for Savage, who is now the most experienced quarterback in the Big East Conference with 11 career starts. While it may be a year early to consider Rutgers a major contender for the conference crown, there is potential for that to happen depending on how big of a step the offense takes in Savage’s second season. A somewhat-stacked defensive line will be a help until the rest of the pieces on the unit fall into place.

SAMPLE TOP STATFOX POWER TREND FOR 2010
* RUTGERS is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) on the road after the first month of the season since ‘07. The Average Score was RUTGERS 32.9, OPPONENT 22.8

S FLORIDA BULLS
Head Coach: Skip Holtz, 1st year (First Year SU)
2009 Record: 8-5 SU, 6-6 ATS
Offense: Spread – Starters Returning: 10
Defense: 4-3 – Starters Returning: 4

Key Strength Ratings
2009 Scoring Differential: +6.7 (#38 of 120)
2009 StatFox Outplay Factor Rating: +2.2 (#58 of 120)
2010 StatFox Power Rating: 44 (#35 of 120)

2010 SCHEDULE
9/4 – STONY BROOK
9/11 – at Florida
9/25 – W KENTUCKY
10/2 – FLA ATLANTIC
10/9 – SYRACUSE
10/14 – at W Virginia
10/22 – at Cincinnati
11/3 – RUTGERS
11/13 – at Louisville
11/20 – PITTSBURGH
11/27 – at Miami
12/4 – CONNECTICUT

SITUATIONAL RECORDS – 2009 (3-YR TOTAL)
Straight Up: 8-5, 25-14 (64%)
Overall ATS: 6-6, 18-18 (50%)
at Home ATS: 2-3, 8-7 (53%)
Away/Neutral ATS: 4-3, 10-11 (48%)
vs Conference ATS: 3-4, 10-11 (48%)
as Favorite ATS: 2-2, 10-14 (42%)
as Underdog ATS: 3-4, 7-4 (64%)

2009 TEAM STATS & NCAA RANKS (of 120)
Strength of Schedule: 32.62 (71)
Points Scored – Allowed: 26.5 (64) – 19.8 (19)
Total YPG Gained – Allowed: 365.6 (71) – 321.8 (24)
Yards Per Play Gained – Allowed: 5.90 (36) – 5.00 (32)
Yards Per Rush Gained – Allowed: 4.37 (53) – 3.92 (57)
Yards Per Pass Gained – Allowed: 8.52 (11) – 6.26 (25)
Turnover Differential: +0.0 (61)

2010 OUTLOOK
If head coach Skip Holtz played his cards right, then he made the jump from East Carolina to South Florida at the perfect time. On top of stepping up from Conference USA to the Big East, Holtz inherits a program that has an experienced offense and plenty of talent on defense to compete for a bowl berth…A year ago, sophomore quarterback B.J. Daniels was nothing but an afterthought behind Matt Grothe on the depth chart. But after Grothe suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game, Daniels was pressed into service and proved to be every bit as talented, running for 772 yards and nine touchdowns while throwing for 1,983 yards passing and 14 touchdowns against nine interceptions. He’ll lead a unit that scored 26.5 PPG and returns all but one starter… The bad news? Seven starters are gone from a very talented defense, including both ends who combined for 10 sacks and 26 tackles for loss. The top four tacklers are gone as well so this unit will be rebuilding after allowing less than 20 PPG a year ago…Aside from a few tweaks—perhaps opening up the passing game—there is little for Holtz to do with the offense. It worked well, and the spread attack is still option No. 1, and a great fit for Daniels. Holtz’s major work will come on a defense that has lost impact players on the line and the secondary. While the unit can’t be expected to match last year’s effort, the drop off will ultimately determine how high up the Big East food chain the Bulls can climb.

SAMPLE TOP STATFOX POWER TREND FOR 2010
* S FLORIDA is on a 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) run vs. poor defensive teams – allowing >=5.9 YPP . The Average Score was S FLORIDA 36.9, OPPONENT 16

SYRACUSE ORANGE
Head Coach: Doug Marrone, 2nd year (4-8 SU)
2009 Record: 4-8 SU, 6-6 ATS
Offense: Multiple – Starters Returning: 5
Defense: Multiple – Starters Returning: 10

Key Strength Ratings
2009 Scoring Differential: -6.8 (#96 of 120)
2009 StatFox Outplay Factor Rating: -3.6 (#79 of 120)
2010 StatFox Power Rating: 31 (#81 of 120)

2010 SCHEDULE
9/4 – at Akron
9/11 – at Washington
9/18 – MAINE
10/9 – at S Florida
10/16 – PITTSBURGH
10/23 – at W Virginia
10/30 – at Cincinnati
11/6 – LOUISVILLE
11/13 – at Rutgers
11/20 – CONNECTICUT
11/27 – BOSTON COLLEGE

SITUATIONAL RECORDS – 2009 (3-YR TOTAL)
Straight Up: 4-8, 9-27 (25%)
Overall ATS: 6-6, 14-21 (40%)
at Home ATS: 4-4, 7-13 (35%)
Away/Neutral ATS: 2-2, 7-8 (47%)
vs Conference ATS: 2-5, 8-13 (38%)
as Favorite ATS: 1-0, 2-1 (67%)
as Underdog ATS: 5-5, 12-19 (39%)

2009 TEAM STATS & NCAA RANKS (of 120)
Strength of Schedule: 37.08 (48)
Points Scored – Allowed: 21.2 (99) – 27.9 (81)
Total YPG Gained – Allowed: 330.4 (94) – 337.0 (37)
Yards Per Play Gained – Allowed: 5.12 (92) – 5.44 (64)
Yards Per Rush Gained – Allowed: 3.61 (93) – 3.05 (14)
Yards Per Pass Gained – Allowed: 6.91 (76) – 8.25 (110)
Turnover Differential: -0.5 (98)

2010 OUTLOOK
The optimist says Syracuse made headway in head coach Doug Marrone’s first season. The Orange won four games, knocked off Rutgers by 18, split their eight home games and lost a pair of others by four combined points. The pessimist, however, would point out that the team dropped four key Big East games by a combined 94 points and the defense allowed nearly 28 PPG. The truth, as always, lies somewhere in between…Greg Paulus made for a nice story, transferring from Duke so that he could use up his remaining year of football eligibility, but Marrone has moved on and wasted no time making sweeping changes to the offense. Marrone’s now the coordinator, hoping to improve a unit that ranked 78th in passing, 87th in rushing and 99th in scoring. Syracuse is likely to turn to sophomore Ryan Nassib under center, so the receivers better be ready for the vertical game. The line returns three starters… The stop unit is on much better footing, if only because it was outstanding against the run (13th in the nation) and returns three starters on the line. As the season progressed, the linebackers became more than just a strength, they dominated, and the defense actually cut almost five points per game off what it allowed prior to Marrone’s arrival. The next step comes in slowing down the pass after the Orange allowed 235.2 yards per game…The offense is going to look plenty different, and not only because there’s a new quarterback. Marrone is out to attack teams and stretch the field. So at the very least, Syracuse will play an exciting brand of football. The forward progress may take one more year before it truly shows in the win column, and the schedule isn’t friendly.

SAMPLE TOP STATFOX POWER TREND FOR 2010
* SYRACUSE is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) vs. teams scoring 31 or more PPG since ‘07. The Average Score was SYRACUSE 17, OPPONENT 39.9

W VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS
Head Coach: Bill Stewart, 3rd year (19-8 SU)
2009 Record: 9-4 SU, 5-7 ATS
Offense: Spread Option – Starters Returning: 9
Defense: 3-3-5 Stack – Starters Returning: 9

Key Strength Ratings
2009 Scoring Differential: +4.5 (#47 of 120)
2009 StatFox Outplay Factor Rating: +6.5 (#37 of 120)
2010 StatFox Power Rating: 45 (#30 of 120)

2010 SCHEDULE
9/4 – COASTAL CAROLINA
9/10 – at Marshall
9/18 – MARYLAND
9/25 – at LSU
10/9 – UNLV
10/14 – S FLORIDA
10/23 – SYRACUSE
10/29 – at Connecticut
11/13 – CINCINNATI
11/20 – at Louisville
11/26 – at Pittsburgh
12/4 – RUTGERS

SITUATIONAL RECORDS – 2009 (3-YR TOTAL)
Straight Up: 9-4, 29-10 (74%)
Overall ATS: 5-7, 16-20 (44%)
at Home ATS: 2-4, 7-11 (39%)
Away/Neutral ATS: 3-3, 9-9 (50%)
vs Conference ATS: 4-3, 9-11 (45%)
as Favorite ATS: 2-6, 12-19 (39%)
as Underdog ATS: 3-1, 4-1 (80%)

2009 TEAM STATS & NCAA RANKS (of 120)
Strength of Schedule: 37.08 (49)
Points Scored – Allowed: 26.2 (67) – 21.7 (31)
Total YPG Gained – Allowed: 377.5 (61) – 336.5 (36)
Yards Per Play Gained – Allowed: 5.74 (47) – 5.06 (35)
Yards Per Rush Gained – Allowed: 4.77 (23) – 3.73 (41)
Yards Per Pass Gained – Allowed: 7.16 (59) – 6.45 (35)
Turnover Differential: -0.2 (71)

2010 OUTLOOK
West Virginia has flown under the national radar for much of the last decade despite eight consecutive first- or second-place finishes in the Big East. Welcoming back a combined 18 starters on offense and defense is certainly a boost to a program still looking to stamp itself as a perennial contender for more than just a conference crown… Nine starters return to the offense, and while tailback Noel Devine is among the smallest of them, he definitely makes up for it with his production. The Heisman Trophy candidate ran for a career-high 1,465 yards on just 241 attempts (6.1-yard average) and topped the century mark seven times on the way to earning All-Big East first-team honors. Big plays are expected of Devine after he broke off seven runs of at least 50 yards, scoring on four of them. He’ll again be the focal point for an offense ushering in its third different starting quarterback in the last three years. Sophomores Geno Smith and Coley White are expected to battle for the position heading into late summer behind a veteran line bringing back four starters… The defense is far from a pushover, however, even if it’s largely ignored on paper. Nine starters are back on a unit that allowed just 3.7 yards per carry and picked off 17 passes…West Virginia may not play the most exciting brand of football outside of Devine running wild on a weekly basis, but it’s hard to argue with the success. Given the returning experience, and rebuilding of several teams within the Big East, the Mountaineers are again in the thick of the conference title hunt. The game for all the marbles will likely be the annual Backyard Brawl with Pittsburgh. The last three games have been decided by a total of 11 points.

SAMPLE TOP STATFOX POWER TREND FOR 2010
* W VIRGINIA is on a 17-4 ATS (+12.6 Units) run on the road vs. teams with a losing record . The Average Score was W VIRGINIA 38.1, OPPONENT 17


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UPDATED:
FOOTBALL: 8/3/2014 - 11/3/2014
BASEBALL 8/4/2014 - 9/28/2014
6/2/2014 - 8/3/2014
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Louisville
2
Miami Florida
3
Miami Florida
4
Detroit Tigers
5
Atlanta Braves
09/01/2014
ATP - US OpenNISHIKORI, K vs. RAONIC, M07:00 AM PST
ATP - US OpenTSONGA, JW vs. MURRAY, A07:00 AM PST
ATP - US OpenDJOKOVIC, N vs. KOHLSCHREIBER, P07:00 AM PST
ATP - US OpenWAWRINKA, S vs. ROBREDO, T07:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenPENNETTA, F vs. DELLACQUA, C07:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenKRUNIC, A vs. AZARENKA, V07:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenWILLIAMS, S vs. KANEPI, K07:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenMAKAROVA, E vs. BOUCHARD, E07:00 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BDEP MERLO vs. T SUAREZ09:00 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BEST DE BA vs. ATL FENIX09:00 AM PST
CFLArgonauts vs Tigercats10:05 AM PST
MLBMets vs Marlins10:10 AM PST
MLBPhillies vs Braves10:10 AM PST
MLBRed Sox vs Rays10:10 AM PST
MLBTwins vs Orioles10:35 AM PST
MLBPirates vs Cardinals11:15 AM PST
Germany - 2nd BundesligaSPVGG GREUTHER FÃœRTH vs. FC ST PAULI11:15 AM PST
MLBBrewers vs Cubs11:20 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BB DE ADROGUE vs. ATL COLEGIALES11:30 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BATL BARRACAS vs. DEP ARMENIO11:30 AM PST
France - Ligue 2ST BRESTOIS vs. NANCY L11:30 AM PST
Greece - Super LeagueOFI KRETA vs. VEROIA FC11:30 AM PST
Italy - Serie BMODENA FC vs. AS CITTADELLA11:30 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaRIO AVE FC vs. BOAVISTA PORTO12:00 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraATLETICO LANUS vs. OLIMPO BAHIA BLANCA1:00 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonBOGOTA vs. CORTULUA1:00 PM PST
MLBTigers vs Indians1:05 PM PST
MLBMariners vs Athletics1:05 PM PST
MLBDiamondbacks vs Padres1:10 PM PST
CFLEskimos vs Stampeders1:35 PM PST
MLBGiants vs Rockies2:20 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraARSENAL vs. BANFIELD3:15 PM PST
College FootballMiami Florida vs Louisville5:00 PM PST
Argentina - Primera BV DALMINE vs. ATL ATLANTA5:05 PM PST
MLBNationals vs Dodgers5:10 PM PST
MLBRangers vs Royals5:10 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraTIGRE vs. QUILMES5:30 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIDEP LA EQUIDAD vs. ATL NAC MEDELLIN6:00 PM PST
09/02/2014
Czech - 1. LigaTEPLICE vs. D BUDEJOVICE09:00 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BATL ACASSUSO vs. VILLA SC11:30 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BCOMUNICACIONES vs. DEP MORON11:30 AM PST
England - Football League TrophyOLDHAM vs. BRADFORD11:30 AM PST
England - Football League TrophyPETERBOROUGH vs. LEYTON11:45 AM PST
England - Football League TrophyWIMBLEDON vs. SOUTHEND UTD11:45 AM PST
England - Football League TrophyCHELTENHAM vs. OXFORD UTD11:45 AM PST
England - Football League TrophySTEVENAGE vs. GILLINGHAM11:45 AM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilABC vs. V DA GAMA3:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BPARANA vs. SAMPAIO3:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BATLETICO GO vs. BOA EC3:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BPORTUGUESA vs. JOINVILLE4:30 PM PST
Copa SudamericanaGIM Y ESG LA PLATA vs. EST LA PLATA5:15 PM PST
09/03/2014
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersLATVIA vs. CROATIA07:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersAZERBAIJAN vs. ISRAEL07:00 AM PST
International FriendlyRUSSIA vs. AZERBAIJAN08:00 AM PST
International FriendlyUKRAINE vs. PARAGUAY08:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersSLOVENIA vs. ANDORRA08:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersESTONIA vs. BULGARIA09:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersDENMARK vs. RUSSIA09:00 AM PST
International FriendlyDENMARK vs. TURKEY11:00 AM PST
International FriendlyCZECH REP vs. USA11:15 AM PST
International FriendlyGERMANY vs. ARGENTINA11:45 AM PST
International FriendlyENGLAND vs. NORWAY12:00 PM PST
Chile - Copa ChileNUBLENSE vs. IBERIA12:30 PM PST
Chile - Copa ChileNUBLENSE vs. IBERIA12:30 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionALAJUELENSE vs. HEREDIANO1:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionSAPRISSA vs. BELEN1:00 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonLLANEROS vs. U DE POPAYAN1:15 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonDEP AGUABLANCA vs. ATL BUCARAMANGA1:15 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonCORTULUA vs. U MAGDALENA SM1:15 PM PST
Copa SudamericanaIND DEL VALLE vs. C PORTENO2:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionCARTAGINES vs. UCR2:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionCARMELITA vs. P ZELEDON2:00 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilSANTA RITA vs. CRUZEIRO3:30 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilATLETICO vs. AMERICA3:30 PM PST
Brazil - Paulista CupSAO BERNARDO vs. SANTO ANDRE3:30 PM PST
USA - MLSPHILADELPHIA vs. TORONTO4:00 PM PST
USA - MLSNEW ENGLAND vs. SP KANSAS CITY4:30 PM PST
Copa SudamericanaGODOY CRUZ0 vs. R PLATE (ARG)5:15 PM PST
Argentina - Primera B NacionalSAN MARTIN SJ vs. N CHICAGO5:30 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilCORINTHIANS vs. BRAGANTINO6:00 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilCEARA vs. BOTAFOGO6:00 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilFLAMENGO vs. CORITIBA6:00 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilSANTOS vs. GREMIO6:00 PM PST
Copa SudamericanaVITORIA BA vs. SP RECIFE6:00 PM PST
Copa SudamericanaGOIAS GO vs. FLUMINENSE6:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionAS PUMA vs. URUGUAY6:00 PM PST
USA - MLSCHIVAS USA vs. SEATTLE7:30 PM PST
09/04/2014
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersROMANIA vs. MONTENEGRO04:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersHUNGARY vs. SPAIN07:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersKAZAKHSTAN vs. FRANCE07:15 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersUKRAINE vs. SWITZERLAND08:30 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersNETHERLANDS vs. GEORGIA09:30 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersNORWAY vs. PORTUGAL10:00 AM PST
International FriendlySWEDEN vs. ESTONIA10:45 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersSLOVAKIA vs. SCOTLAND11:30 AM PST
International FriendlyITALY vs. NETHERLANDS11:45 AM PST
International FriendlyBELGIUM vs. AUSTRALIA11:45 AM PST
International FriendlyFRANCE vs. SPAIN12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilATLETICO vs. PALMEIRAS4:00 PM PST
Brazil - Paulista CupSAO BENTO vs. JUVENTUS4:00 PM PST
Copa SudamericanaSAO PAULO vs. CRICIUMA4:00 PM PST
Copa SudamericanaROSARIO vs. BOCA JRS5:15 PM PST
NFLGreen Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks5:30 PM PST
Copa SudamericanaBAHIA SALV vs. INTERNACIONAL6:00 PM PST
09/05/2014
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersCYPRUS vs. BELGIUM08:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersLITHUANIA vs. ENGLAND09:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersGERMANY vs. REP OF IRELAND09:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersMALTA vs. TURKEY09:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersSWEDEN vs. GREECE09:00 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersAUSTRIA vs. BOSNIA & HERZ.11:30 AM PST
England - League OneCOVENTRY vs. GILLINGHAM11:45 AM PST
Intl Youth - U21 EURO QualifiersITALY vs. SERBIA12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BICASA vs. P PRETA3:30 PM PST
UFCR Damm vs A Iaquinta4:00 PM PST
UFCC Camozzi vs R Natal4:00 PM PST
UFCT Matsuda vs C Beal4:00 PM PST
UFCS Soriano vs C Skelly4:00 PM PST
UFCG Mousasi vs R Souza6:00 PM PST
UFCB Rothwell vs A Overeem6:00 PM PST
UFCM Mitrione vs D Lewis6:00 PM PST
UFCM Chiesa vs J Lauzon6:00 PM PST
UFCN Lentz vs C Oliveira6:00 PM PST
UFCJ Moraga vs J Scoggins6:00 PM PST
International FriendlyBRAZIL vs. COLOMBIA7:00 PM PST
USA - MLSLA GALAXY vs. COLORADO7:30 PM PST
09/06/2014
England - Conference PremierALTRINCHAM vs. DARTFORD07:00 AM PST
England - Conference PremierBARNET vs. ALFRETON07:00 AM PST
England - Conference PremierBRAINTREE vs. BRISTOL07:00 AM PST
England - Conference PremierCHESTER vs. MACCLESFIELD07:00 AM PST
England - Conference PremierEASTLEIGH vs. SOUTHPORT07:00 AM PST
England - Conference PremierHALIFAX vs. ALDERSHOT07:00 AM PST
England - Conference PremierFOREST GREEN vs. WREXHAM07:00 AM PST
England - Conference PremierKIDDERMINSTER vs. GATESHEAD07:00 AM PST
England - Conference PremierWOKING vs. LINCOLN07:00 AM PST
Argentina - PrimeraATL RAFAELA vs. GIM Y ESG PLATA11:00 AM PST
Argentina - Primera B NacionalFERRO CARRIL vs. GIM Y ESG JUJUY11:00 AM PST
Argentina - Primera B NacionalARGENTINOS JRS vs. ALDOSIVI11:00 AM PST
Brazil - Paulista CupPAULISTA vs. INT LIMEIRA11:00 AM PST
Brazil - Paulista CupSANTO ANDRE vs. ATL SOROCABA11:00 AM PST
USA - MLSTORONTO vs. PHILADELPHIA11:00 AM PST
Brazil - Serie BNAUTICO vs. BRAGANTINO12:10 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BAVAI vs. AMERICA12:10 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BABC RN vs. SANTA CRUZ12:10 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BAME MINEIRO vs. V DA GAMA12:10 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraVELEZ vs. NEWELL'S1:15 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonCORTULUA vs. U DE POPAYAN1:15 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonBOGOTA vs. LLANEROS1:15 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraEST DE LA PLATA vs. BELGRANO2:15 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AFLAMENGO vs. GREMIO2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ASANTOS vs. VITORIA2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Paulista CupINDEPENDENTE vs. 15 DE NOVEMBRO3:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraGUAD CHIVAS vs. U DE GUAD3:00 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraBANFIELD vs. INDEPENDIENTE4:30 PM PST
USA - MLSNY RED BULLS vs. KANSAS CITY4:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ACHAPECOENSE vs. GOIAS GO5:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BOESTE vs. CEARA5:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BLUVERDENSE vs. VILA NOVA5:00 PM PST
USA - MLSHOUSTON vs. MONTREAL5:30 PM PST
International FriendlyCHILE vs. MEXICO7:00 PM PST
USA - MLSVANCOUVER vs. DC UNITED7:00 PM PST
09/07/2014
NFLNew Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons10:00 AM PST
NFLMinnesota Vikings vs St. Louis Rams10:00 AM PST
NFLCleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers10:00 AM PST
NFLJacksonville Jaguars vs Philadelphia Eagles10:00 AM PST
NFLOakland Raiders vs New York Jets10:00 AM PST
NFLCincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens10:00 AM PST
NFLBuffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears10:00 AM PST
NFLWashington Redskins vs Houston Texans10:00 AM PST
NFLTennessee Titans vs Kansas City Chiefs10:00 AM PST
NFLNew England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins10:00 AM PST
NFLCarolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:25 PM PST
NFLSan Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys1:25 PM PST
NFLIndianapolis Colts vs Denver Broncos5:30 PM PST
09/08/2014
NFLNew York Giants vs Detroit Lions4:10 PM PST
NFLSan Diego Chargers vs Arizona Cardinals7:20 PM PST
09/13/2014
BOXINGM Maidana vs F Mayweather Jr8:00 PM PST

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