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Week Three In Review (A Re-post)

Note: Greg posted this earlier over the weekend but with all the talk about the Iowa game and the move to the ACC, I'm re-posting it here.

As Anson said, despite Pitt losing, this was the most forgettable Pitt loss in recent memory thanks to the ACC news. But for now, Pitt is still in the Big East. Here we go.

Notre Dame: The Irish won their first game of the season, winning 31-13 over #15 Michigan State in South Bend. Despite 3 Notre Dame turnovers and being held under 300 yards of offense, the Irish limited the Spartans to 29 rushing yards and forced 2 turnovers.

Next week: @ Pitt @ noon on ABC

South Florida: The Bulls dominated FCS opponent Florida A&M, winning 70-17 and accumulating 745 yards of total offense while limiting the Rattlers to under 200 yards of offense. B.J. Daniels was the star, throwing for almost 400 yards and four TDs.

Next week: vs. UTEP @ 7 on ESPN3

Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights had a bye week.

Next week: vs. Ohio @ 2 on ESPN3

Utah: The Utes routed arch-rival BYU on the road 54-10. Utah forced seven BYU turnovers while the Cougars had over 100 yards in penalties. The Utah defense also held the Cougars to only 11 rushing yards and 6 of 17 on 3rd down.

Next week: Bye week

Connecticut: The Huskies lost a close game to the other Iowa school, the Iowa State Cyclones, 24-20 to fall to 1-2. 3rd down conversion killed UConn, as they only converted 5 of 17 attempts. UConn also committed three costly turnovers.

Next week: @ Buffalo @ 6 on ESPN3

Cincinnati: The Bearcats routed the Akron Zips 59-14 despite being outgained by seven yards. The key was six Zip turnovers - three of which were returned for touchdowns, as well as holding Akron to 3 of 14 on third down.

Next week: vs. NC State (9/22) @ 8 on ESPN

Louisville: The Cardinals won a much needed 24-17 game over in-state rival Kentucky Wildcats. Louisville limited UK to under 300 yards of offense, most notably 35 rushing yards, and won the time of possession. During the game, the Cardinals lost starting QB Will Stein in the second quarter to a shoulder injury.

Next week: Bye week

West Virginia: The Mountaineers won a hard-fought match against the Maryland Terrapins 37-31 in College Park. WVU nearly amassed 500 yards of offense and forced three Terp turnovers, but still were limited to under 100 yards rushing and had three turnovers of their own.

Next week: vs. LSU @ TBA

Syracuse: Our future ACC conference mate lost at USC 38-17. The Orange offense only managed 238 yards of offense, including 48 rushing yards, while managing only 11 first downs. Syracuse was also only 5 of 12 on third down.

Next week: vs. Toledo @ noon on ESPN 3