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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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Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASEBALL 3/31/2014 - 6/2/2014
6/2/2014 - 8/3/2014
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
San Francisco Giants
2
Toronto Blue Jays
3
Oakland Athletics
4
Cleveland Indians
5
Oakland Athletics
07/23/2014
MLBTigers vs Diamondbacks12:40 PM PST
07/24/2014
WTAMLADENOVIC, K vs. VEKIC, D01:30 AM PST
ATPYOUZHNY, M vs. DE SCHEPPER, K02:00 AM PST
WTASOLER-ESPINOSA, S vs. SVITOLINA, E02:45 AM PST
ATPLAAKSONEN, H vs. HAASE, R03:20 AM PST
ATPTROICKI, V vs. GOLUBEV, A04:40 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueSHAKHTYOR KARAGANDY vs. FK ATLANTAS KLAIPEDA05:30 AM PST
ATPSMYCZEK, TIM vs. MATOSEVIC, MARINKO07:00 AM PST
ATPDE BAKKER, THIEMO vs. ANDERSON, KEVIN07:00 AM PST
ATPISNER, JOHN vs. GINEPRI, ROBBY07:00 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyUDINESE CALCIO vs. DINAMO MOSCOW08:30 AM PST
ATPZEBALLOS, HORACIO vs. CORIC, BORNA08:30 AM PST
ATPSTRUFF, J-L vs. VERDASCO, F08:30 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyHERTHA BSC BERLIN vs. PSV EINDHOVEN09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueAST TRIPOLIS vs. ROVANIEMI09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueGORICA vs. MOLDE09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueJAGODINA vs. CLUJ09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueJOHNSTONE vs. LUZERN09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueZAW BYDGOSZCZ vs.ZUL WAREGEM09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueVOJ NOVI SAD vs.TRENCIN09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueHAP TEL AVIV vs.ASTANA09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueINT BAKU vs.ELFSBORG09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueHAP BEER-SHEVA vs.RNK SPLIT09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueOM NICOSIA vs.BUD PODGORICA09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueH HAJ SPLIT vs.DUNDALK09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueHAUGESUND vs. SARAJEVO09:00 AM PST
Colombia - Copa PostobonU DE POPAYAN vs. CORTULUA09:30 AM PST
MLBRed Sox vs Blue Jays09:35 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueSCH GRÖDIG vs.CUK STANKOM10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueCHIK SACHKHERE vs.BURSASPOR10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueZIM CHISINAU vs.CSKA SOFIA10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueSHAK SOLIGORSK vs.DERRY CITY10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueESBJERG vs.KAI ALMATY10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueFLAM VLORE vs.PETR PLOIESTI10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueLE POZNAN vs. NOM KALJU10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueIF GÖTEBORG vs.GYOR ETO10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueS LIBEREC vs. KOSICE10:00 AM PST
MLBGiants vs Phillies10:05 AM PST
MLBRangers vs Yankees10:05 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueSPAR TRNAVA vs.ZESTAFONI10:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueGRONINGEN vs.ABERDEEN10:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueSL ROVERS vs.ROSE TRONDHEIM11:00 AM PST
ATPFOGNINI, FABIO vs. MONTANES, ALBERT11:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueFERENCVAROSI vs.HNK RIJEKA11:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueSIR BRIJEG vs.ML BOLESLAV11:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueLUKA KOPER vs. NEFTCHI BAKU11:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueAIK SOLNA vs. LIN BELFAST11:45 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueCRUSADERS vs.BROMMAPOJKARNA11:45 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueZOR LUGANSK vs.KF LACI11:45 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueKRASNODAR vs.SIL KALEV11:45 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueHAFNARFJORDUR vs.NEM GRODNO11:45 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueDIOSGYÖRI vs.LIT LOVECH11:45 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueST PÖLTEN vs.BOT PLOVDIV12:05 PM PST
MLBAstros vs Athletics12:35 PM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaVELEZ vs. ESTUDIANTES BA3:15 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilSP RECIFE vs. PAYSANDU3:30 PM PST
MLBMarlins vs Braves4:10 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Champions CupAC MILAN vs. OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS5:00 PM PST
MLBPadres vs Cubs5:05 PM PST
MLBMets vs Brewers5:10 PM PST
MLBWhite Sox vs Twins5:10 PM PST
MLBIndians vs Royals5:10 PM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyDEPORTIVO CALI vs. DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA6:00 PM PST
CFLStampeders vs Eskimos6:05 PM PST
MLBTigers vs Angels7:05 PM PST
MLBOrioles vs Mariners7:10 PM PST
07/25/2014
Czech - 1. LigaBOHEMIANS vs. SPARTA PRAHA09:00 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaBELCHATOW vs. K KIELCE09:00 AM PST
Denmark Sas LigaenVESTSJAELLAND vs. ODENSE09:30 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyE BRAUNSCHWEIG vs. SEVILLA09:30 AM PST
Sweden - SuperettanÖSTERS vs. ÄNGELHOLMS10:20 AM PST
Slovakia - SuperligaSENICA vs. MSK ZILINA10:30 AM PST
Croatia - 1. HNLLOKOM ZAGREB vs. D ZAGREB11:15 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaD PRAGUE vs. B OSTRAVA11:15 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaL GDANSK vs. POD BIELSKO B11:30 AM PST
Ireland - PremierBOHEMIANS vs. CORK CITY11:45 AM PST
Ireland - PremierSHAMROCK vs. DROGHEDA UTD12:00 PM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaGIM Y ESG LA PLATA vs. ARGENTINOS JR2:10 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BOESTE vs. LUVERDENSE3:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BAMERICA vs. AM MINEIRO5:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BBOA EC vs. BRAGANTINO5:00 PM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaNEWELL'S vs. TALLERES5:15 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraATL MORELIA vs. ATLAS DE GUAD5:30 PM PST
USA - MLSCOLORADO vs. CHIVAS USA6:30 PM PST
CFLBlue Bombers vs B.C. Lions7:05 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraSANTOS vs. CRUZ AZUL7:30 PM PST
07/26/2014
Norway - EliteserienAALESUNDS vs. LILLESTRØM06:30 AM PST
Sweden - AllsvenskanMALMÖ vs. KALMAR07:00 AM PST
Sweden - SuperettanLANDSKRONA vs. HUSQVARNA07:00 AM PST
Sweden - SuperettanVARBERGS vs. DEGERFORS07:00 AM PST
Sweden - SuperettanG GÖTEBORG vs. vÄRNAMO07:00 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaB JABLONEC vs. ZBROJOVKA08:00 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaPRIBRAM vs. VIKTORIA PLZEN08:00 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaHRADEC K vs. TEPLICE08:00 AM PST
Denmark Sas LigaenAALBORG vs. MIDTJYLLAND08:00 AM PST
Slovenia - PrvaLigaM PIV LASKO vs. RADOMLJE08:00 AM PST
Sweden - SuperettanSIRIUS vs. SYRIANSKA08:20 AM PST
Slovakia - SuperligaSP TRNAVA vs. S BRATISLAVA08:30 AM PST
Slovakia - SuperligaSP MYJAVA vs. DUKLA BANSKA B08:30 AM PST
Latvia - VirsligaMETTA/LU vs. JURMALA09:00 AM PST
Norway - EliteserienSANDNES vs. STROMSGODSET09:00 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaP SZCZECIN vs. S WROCLAW09:00 AM PST
Slovenia - PrvaLigaLUKA KOPER vs. O LJUBLJANA09:00 AM PST
Sweden - AllsvenskanHALMSTADS vs. GEFLE09:00 AM PST
Chile - PrimeraU CONCEPCION vs. HUACHIPATO09:30 AM PST
Slovakia - SuperligaRUZOMBEROK vs. DAC D STREDA09:30 AM PST
Croatia - 1. HNLSLA BELUPO vs. ZAGREB10:00 AM PST
Slovakia - SuperligaDUKLA B BYSTRICA vs. SP MYJAVA10:00 AM PST
Denmark Sas LigaenKOPENHAGEN vs. NORDSJÆLLAND10:30 AM PST
Slovenia - PrvaLigaR VELENJE vs. ZAVRC11:00 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaSLOVACKO vs. SLAVIA PRAHA11:15 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaCRAC KRAKOW vs. L WARSZAWA11:30 AM PST
Ireland - PremierATHLONE T vs. ST PATRICKS11:45 AM PST
Croatia - 1. HNLZADAR vs. OSIJEK12:00 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraJUAN AURICH vs. U COMERCIO12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BPONTE PRETA vs. V DA GAMA12:20 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BSANTA CRUZ vs. CEARA12:20 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BJOINVILLE vs. AVAI12:20 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BATLETICO GO vs. NAUTICO12:20 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraU CESAR VALLEJO vs. SP CRISTAL12:30 PM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaROSARIO vs. JUV UNIDA SL1:15 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIENVIGADO vs. DEP TOLIMA1:15 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraDEP SAN MARTIN vs. CAJAMARCA1:45 PM PST
BOXINGD Chisora vs T Fury2:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ASANTOS vs. CHAPECOENSE2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ACRUZEIRO vs. FIGUEIRENSE2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ACRICIUMA vs. VITORIA2:30 PM PST
UFCD Cruickshank vs J Masvidal3:00 PM PST
UFCK Kingsbury vs P Cummins3:00 PM PST
UFCH Perpetuo vs T Means3:00 PM PST
UFCM De La Torre vs B Ortega3:00 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraATH BARNECHEA vs. DEP U LA CALERA3:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraPUEBLA vs. VERACRUZ3:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraAMERICA vs. TIJUANA3:00 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIDEP LA EQUIDAD vs. MILLONARIOS3:30 PM PST
USA - MLSTORONTO vs. SPORTING KC4:00 PM PST
CFLRedblacks vs Tigercats4:05 PM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaBOCA JRS vs. HURACAN4:15 PM PST
UFCM Brown vs R Lawler5:00 PM PST
UFCA Rogerio Nogueira vs A Johnson5:00 PM PST
UFCC Guida vs D BERMUDEZ5:00 PM PST
UFCB Green vs J Thomson5:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ABAHIA vs. INTERNACIONAL5:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BPARANA vs. ABC5:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BSAMPAIO vs. VILA NOVA5:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraUANL TIGRES vs. LEON5:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraLEONES NEGROS vs. QUERETARO5:00 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraU ESPANOLA vs. U CATOLICA5:30 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraATL PACHUCA vs. MONTERREY6:06 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraJAGUARES vs. DEP TOLUCA7:00 PM PST
CFLArgonauts vs Roughriders7:05 PM PST
BOXINGD Geale vs G Golovkin8:00 PM PST
07/27/2014
Sweden - AllsvenskanBROMMAPOJKARNA vs. AATVIDABERGS06:00 AM PST
Sweden - AllsvenskanMJÄLLBY vs. GÖTEBORG06:00 AM PST
Norway - EliteserienHAUGESUND vs. IK START06:30 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaR CHORZOW vs. G LECZNA06:30 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaZ BYDGOSZCZ vs. JAG BIALYSTOK06:30 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaVYSOCINA J vs. M BOLESLAV08:00 AM PST
Denmark Sas LigaenRANDERS vs. HOBRO08:00 AM PST
Slovakia - SuperligaKOSICE vs. VION ZLATE M08:30 AM PST
Slovakia - SuperligaTRENCIN vs. SP PODBREZOVA08:30 AM PST
Sweden - AllsvenskanELFSBORG vs. NORRKÖPING08:30 AM PST
Sweden - AllsvenskanHELSINGBORGS vs. ÖREBRO08:30 AM PST
Sweden - AllsvenskanSOLNA vs. FALKENBERGS08:30 AM PST
Ireland - PremierU COLLEGE DUBLIN vs. DERRY CITY09:00 AM PST
Latvia - VirsligaSP JURMALA vs. DAUGAVPILS09:00 AM PST
Norway - EliteserienBODØ/GLIMT vs. SARPSBORG09:00 AM PST
Norway - EliteserienMOLDE vs. ROSENBORG09:00 AM PST
Norway - EliteserienSOGNDAL vs. ODD BK09:00 AM PST
Norway - 1. DivisjonBAERUM vs. BRYNE09:00 AM PST
Norway - 1. DivisjonHONEFOSS vs. ULLENSAKER/KISA09:00 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaG ZABRZE vs. L POZNAN09:00 AM PST
Slovenia - PrvaLigaKRKA vs. GORICA09:00 AM PST
Sweden - SuperettanJÖNKÖPINGS vs. SUNDSVALL09:20 AM PST
Denmark Sas LigaenESBJERG vs. SØNDERJYSKE10:00 AM PST
Mexico - PrimeraUNAM PUMAS vs. GUADALAJARA10:00 AM PST
Ireland - PremierDUNDALK vs. BRAY WANDERERS11:00 AM PST
Norway - EliteserienBRANN vs. VIKING11:00 AM PST
Slovenia - PrvaLigaDOMZALE vs. CELJE11:05 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaDYNAMO CESKE vs. S LIBEREC11:15 AM PST
Brazil - Serie ASP RECIFE vs. A BELO HORIZONTE12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ACORINTHIANS vs. PALMEIRAS12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AATLETICO vs. FLUMINENSE12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AGOIAS GO vs. SAO PAULO12:00 PM PST
Croatia - 1. HNLRIJEKA vs. HAJDUK SPLIT12:00 PM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaATL LANUS vs. COLON DE SF12:15 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraNUBLENSE vs. SAN MARCOS12:30 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIONCE CALDAS vs. BOYACA P1:15 PM PST
USA - MLSVANCOUVER vs. DALLAS2:00 PM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaRACING vs. SAN MARTIN DE SJ2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AFLAMENGO vs. BOTAFOGO2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AGREMIO vs. CORITIBA2:30 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraCOLO COLO vs. DEP IQUIQUE3:00 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIBOYACA CH vs. A PETROLERA3:30 PM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaRIVER PLATE vs. FERRO CARRIL O5:30 PM PST
07/28/2014
Poland - EkstraklasaW KRAKOW vs. P GLIWICE09:00 AM PST
Denmark Sas LigaenBRØNDBY vs. SILKEBORG10:00 AM PST
Sweden - AllsvenskanHÄCKEN vs. DJURGARDENS10:05 AM PST
Sweden - SuperettanHAMMARBY vs. ASSYRISKA10:20 AM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaTIGRE vs. ALL BOYS11:00 AM PST
Croatia - 1. HNLRNK SPLIT vs. NK ISTRA11:00 AM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaBELGRANO vs. INDEPENDIENTE5:15 PM PST
USA - MLSSEATTLE vs. LA GALAXY7:00 PM PST
07/29/2014
Brazil - Serie BNAUTICO vs. ICASA3:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BPORTUGUESA vs. OESTE5:00 PM PST
08/13/2014
Scotland - PremierP THISTLE vs. ROSS COUNTY11:45 AM PST
Scotland - PremierST MIRREN vs. HAMILTON ACAD11:45 AM PST
08/16/2014
Scotland - PremierCELTIC vs. DUNDEE UTD07:00 AM PST
09/04/2014
NFLGreen Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks5:30 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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