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Big East Week Six Roundup

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Has anyone else been watching this Heroes deal on NBC? Sure a solid chunk of the writing is shit, but the concept is pretty neat and it's impossible to stop watching at this point because you have to see what direction this is headed. In addition it ties us over until Studio 60 comes on, which is pretty much the first season of The West Wing, only it's about a TV show, and sadly there's no Donna Moss.

Not goin anywhere with this, just thought we'd, uh, throw it out there. Alright.

Yet again in the face of seemingly impossible odds, CC comes through with a perfect week and does so in style, hanging all over the actual scores in the weekend's first four games (Louisville not pictured). Here's the awesomeness that was week six in the Big East:

Pitt 21, Syracuse 11

The Panthers pick up their second conference road win of the young season and as a result sprint out to an early lead ala Brancusi in the 2003 Kentucky Derby. Of course unlike Brancusi they'll look to avoid breaking their ankle in the third turn, causing them to finish last and cost us a shit ton of money and pride (*shaking fist to the sky* BIANCONE!!).

Pitt QB Tyler "look at how feisty I am" Palko continued his efficient play, going 20-of-24 and throwing for one touchdown and running for another. But it was tailback LaRod Stephens-Howling who stole the show, rushing for 221 yards and a score on his way to earning Big East Offensive Player of the Week honors.

The Orange made sure head coach Paul Robinson wouldn't pick up his first conference win by losing three fumbles, including one in the red zone, and having its offensive line commit an impressive ten penalties.

Pitt gets Central Florida this Friday, while easier things get not (English major) for Syracuse who not only has to get spit on by dozens of highly unattractive drunk people, but play a pretty good West Virginia football team on their home turf.

CC Prediction: Pitt 23, Syracuse 14

West Virginia 42, Mississippi State 14

Steve Slaton ran for 185 yards, Pat White rushed for two touchdowns and the West Virginia defense made two interceptions deep in its own territory to give the Mountaineers a ridiculously uneventful 42-14 victory over Mississippi State.

Slaton helped No. 4 West Virginia extend the nation's second-longest win streak to 12 games and moved into fourth on the West Virginia all-time touchdown list with his 24th score in 15 career games.

CC Prediction: West Virginia 42, Mississippi State 13 (sons of bitches, BUMPUSES!!!)

Cincinnati 20, Akron 14

No evidence so far of anyone taking the Card Chronicle challenge, so for now the light up LA Gear sneakers and Skip-It stay with us.

Instead of talking more about this game, we're going to do you a favor and post a picture of Rachel Bilson and move on.


SPOILER ALERT: In this season of The OC, Summer develops a dangerous obsession with Louisville tight end Gary Barnidge. Will things take a deadly turn for one, or both of them? Find out on Fox this fall.

CC Prediction Cincinnati 21, Akron 17

South Florida 38, Rutgers 16

Redemption thy name is Gunner. Matt "Gunner" Grothe ran for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead the mighty Bulls past the ready to get drunk in the student section at basketball games Huskies.

The most productive freshman quarterback in the nation threw his eighth TD pass of the season to Amarri Jackson in the fourth quarter, equaling the number South Florida had all of last season.

Connecticut had a punt blocked, missed a short field goal, and had a 55-yard run that could have helped the Huskies to a fast start nullified by a penalty - all in the first quarter. They also missed an extra point later in the game.

In a related and much more important story, we're still waiting on our steak and DVD copy of the original Planet of the Apes delivered by Jim Calhoun as a formal apology from everyone involved in Uconn athletics for breaking our perfect prediction season. Make this happen Jim, the alternative won't be pretty.

CC Prediction: South Florida 28, Uconn 14

Week Record: 5-0

Season Record: 36-3