(Update: 11:05 am Monday, UConn sweeps Big East weekly superlatives. RB Jordan Todman, LB Sio Moore, PK Dave Teggart. I’m telling you, someone from WVU is winning one next week, if for no other reason than he’s going against WVU in the open week of practice.)
Syracuse loses 45-14 at home against Pitt, then wins 19-14 at WVU for the first win in the series since 2001. Linebacker Doug Hogue catches two passes from Eu Smith, tackles anything that moves and is named the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s national defensive player of the week.
UConn starts 0-2 in Big East play and a 26-0 loss at Louisville is the first shutout since 2005. Those Huskies, who make a mid-week change at quarterback, then beat WVU for the first time ever, 16-13, in overtime. On cue, Walter Camp names linebacker Sio Moore, he of 17 tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, its national defensive player of the week.
Fortunately for the Mountaineers, it’s WVU vs. WVU this week. Who says the open week came at a bad time?