Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
What we're about to do now is go back. Way back. Back into time. (OK, only about 48 hours ago to Week 10 in the Big East).
Best Game: It didn't reach the level of classic, because you shouldn't have eight field goal attempts in a four-overtime game. Still, Pitt's 36-33 win over Notre Dame in South Bend had plenty of drama and serious significance.
Biggest play: For once, we'll go with a play that wasn't made. On the second snap from scrimmage of the second half, Connecticut called a perfect-play action pass that freed receiver Kashif Moore down the field without a defender within 10 yards. But quarterback Cody Endres slightly overthrew it, and Moore couldn't corral it once he hustled underneath the ball, and it went as an incompletion. If the Huskies connect there, they go up 20-7 and have all the momentum. Instead, they punted, and West Virginia outscored them 28-0 the rest of the way in a 35-13 win.
Big Man on Campus (Offense): LeSean McCoy keeps adding to his legacy as the best Pittsburgh back of the last 25 years. Shady was dandy at Notre Dame, rushing for 169 yards and a score on 33 carries. He also made the game-winning kick a chip shot by ripping off an 18-yard run in the fourth OT.
Big Man on Campus (Defense): West Virginia cornerback Brandon Hogan got a break when Moore dropped that ball. He didn't drop any himself, showing off the hands of a former wide receiver in grabbing two interceptions in the Mountaineers' victory,
Big Man on Campus (Special Teams): Nobody doesn't like Conor Lee, at least not in western Pennsylvania. The Pitt kicker was a perfect 5-for-5, including all four of his pressure-baked overtime tries.
Worst Hangover: Suffice it to say, Orange is not Louisville's color.
Sidelines: Thanks to all the readers who provided tips on things to do around Hartford. Chris from Wallingford, Conn., gets a gold star for recommending the City Steam Brewery Cafe, which is a great place to watch the games and enjoy a Naughty Nurse (that's the name of their home-brewed amber ale, I swear). The crowd was good and loud at Rentschler Field, a very comfortable stadium built upon an old airfield. Anybody who doubts Connecticut's commitment to football just isn't paying attention.
Now it's time to look ahead to Week 11, which features a Saturday triple-header of league contests. Games listed in descending order of interest.
Cincinnati (6-2, 2-1 Big East) at West Virginia (6-2, 3-0): Cincinnati is one of only three league teams that controls its own destiny. That's a fancy way of saying the Bearcats have to beat West Virginia to win the Big East.
Louisville (5-3, 1-2) at Pittsburgh (6-2, 2-1): Pitt has been shaky at home and hasn't beaten the Cardinals in three tries in Big East play. But if Louisville can't stop Curtis Brinkley and Syracuse, what will it do against McCoy?
Syracuse (2-6, 1-3) at Rutgers (3-5, 2-2): Looked like a total dog game a few weeks ago. Now, it's a meeting of two teams on winning streaks.
Bye: UConn, South Florida