Big East: Did you know?

How about a little Big East did you know headed into Week 2. Thanks to the school and league sports information folks for all this trivia, and ESPN Stats & Information as well.

  • Louisville has not lost a game against a team from the Sun Belt since dropping a 40-7 decision to Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 7, 1981. Since then, Louisville is 17-0 against teams from the Sun Belt. The Cardinals play FIU tonight.

  • Pitt receiver Mike Shanahan set a new career high with 85 yards receiving against Buffalo.

  • Since 2001, the Panthers are 19-0 when scoring at least one defensive touchdown in a game.

  • Dating back to 1980, West Virginia is 150-8-1 when scoring 30 or more points in a game.

  • West Virginia rushed for just 42 yards against Marshall last week, its lowest total since Virginia Tech held them to 33 in 2001.

  • Syracuse kicker Ross Krautman had a 32-yard field goal attempt blocked against Wake Forest, ending his streak of consecutive made field goal attempts at 16. Krautman is tied with Gary Anderson for the longest streak in school history.

  • The Orange face Rhode Island of the Colonial Athletic Association. The CAA has had four teams defeat FBS members in 2009, one in 2010 (James Madison over Virginia Tech) and one so far in 2011 (Richmond over Duke).

  • UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni became the first Connecticut coach to win his debut since 1923. Defensive coordinator Don Brown was on the same staff as Vanderbilt coach James Franklin at Vanderbilt.

  • USF's win against Notre Dame was its fourth road win against a Top 25 team since 2006. In the past four seasons alone, USF has won road games against Auburn, Florida State, Miami and Notre Dame -- schools that have combined to win 17 national championships.

  • Cincinnati's game at Tennessee marks the first regular-season matchup with an SEC opponent since 1996 (Cincinnati over Kentucky 24-3) and its first road trip to an SEC stadium since 1995 (Kentucky over Cincinnati 33-14). The Vols hold a 4-1 series lead, with Cincinnati’s lone win coming in 1904. Every game has been played in Knoxville.

  • Cincinnati hasn’t won a road game against a current SEC team since 1911, when the Bearcats won at Kentucky. Cincinnati is 0-30-1 in road games against current SEC opponents since then.

  • The Bearcats were paid $950,000 to play Tennessee. There is no return date.

  • Rutgers is the only school in the nation to post a shutout in each of the past six seasons. The Scarlet Knights blanked North Carolina Central 48-0 to open the year.