A look around the Big East
Take a team-by-team look at the Big East.
The Eagles (3-1) find themselves at a crossroads. They were considered up-and-comers throughout the Big East -- and nationally -- heading into last Saturday's Wake Forest game. Then they went out and absorbed a 17-14 last-minute loss on the road to a good, but not great, team. A home game with Division I-AA Massachusetts (2-2) will provide a temporary elixir, but the question is: Will the Eagles recapture that "we'll find a way to beat you" mentality that permeated the program in previous weeks? It could be the difference between a typical 7- or 8-win season at BC or a 10-win campaign and a BCS berth. With savvy leader Paul Peterson at quarterback, look for the Eagles to push for that double-digit victory total. "We have to get back on track," said coach Tom O'Brien, who's made it a point to warn his team that two Atlantic 10 schools have already upset I-A programs this season. UMass competes in the A-10. "We can't dwell on the last one."