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Around The Big East: Week 4

Cincinnati and No. 18 South Florida continued to impress as the Big East went 5-2 in Week 4. The Bearcats routed the Wolfpack, while South Florida rolled over UTEP. Syracuse needed overtime to beat Toledo, while Connecticut and Rutgers also picked up wins. Pittsburgh fell at Notre Dame while No. 16 West Virginia got blown out at home against No. 2 LSU. Conference play begins next week.

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Syracuse-Toledo Diary

Heading into today’s tilt with the Toledo Rockets, SU looks to bounce back from last week’s 38-17 faceplant versus USC. There were some encouraging signs in that game, but also familiar problems, as QB Matt Barkley picked apart the secondary like a leftover rotisserie chicken.

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Orange Watch Friday: Now… Back to the games

With an ACC future (and figure that with upcoming conference reconfiguration developments combined with lawyers on both sides, SU will be competing in the ACC before 2014) now reality following as seismic a week as one could ever imagine in Orange Nation, a several day stretch that athletic director Daryl Gross forecast will be remembered by generations of Orange fans for decades to come, the focus is back on the field and the pivotal home game Saturday as a slight favorite over dangerous Toledo (1-2).