Rutgers and Louisville couldn't win seemingly easy games Week 13, setting up a complicated and exciting final week of regular season play that will decide the 2012 Big East Champion.
The winner of Louisville-Rutgers will represent the conference in the BCS, but as many as four teams could earn a share of the conference title by finishing Big East play at 5-2.
Ranked at No. 18 and No. 20, it seemed the Scarlet Knights and Cardinals wouldn't have trouble against Pitt and UConn, both of whom entered Saturday's games at 4-6 with only one win in conference play. But the underdogs pulled out a pair of shocking results: the Panthers dominated from the start behind 113 yards and a touchdown by Ray Graham, pulling away with 21 straight second-quarter points in a 27-6 win. UConn shut out Syracuse until the fourth quarter, but the Orange rallied back to tie the game at 10 with less than a minute left, but UConn picked off Teddy Bridgewater's pass in triple overtime and won 23-20.
Rutgers is guaranteed of winning their first ever Big East title, but they could either represent the team in the BCS by holding an 6-1 conference record if they win on Saturday or they could be tied with as many as three other teams. Louisville will tie them and hold a share of the conference title if they win. If the Cardinals win, Syracuse will also take a share of the conference title in their final season in the league winning their fifth game in six tries, a 38-20 win over Temple. Cincinnati would also have the opportunity to take a share if they can beat UConn on Saturday.
Here's a full look at the conference standings: