BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
George Winn • Sr. • RB • Cincinnati • Southfield, Mich.
Winn rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns and added a 37-yard touchdown pass to key Cincinnati’s 35-24 win against Syracuse, moving the Bearcats into third place in the BIG EAST standings. Three of Winn’s four scoring plays gave Cincinnati the lead, while his 2-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter accounted for the final margin of victory. Winn, who finished with 202 yards of total offense, enters this week’s game against Temple as the BIG EAST rushing leader, averaging 112.1 yards per game.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Keith Brown • Fr. • LB • Louisville • Miami, Fla.
Brown had eight tackles with one tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the Cardinals’ 45-17 win against Temple, keeping the Cardinals unbeaten at 9-0 and moving Louisville into a first-place tie in the BIG EAST standings at 4-0. Brown led a Louisville defense that allowed just one offensive touchdown and kept Temple off the scoreboard in the second half.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Matt Brown • Sr. • RB • Temple • Baltimore, Md.
Brown returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and finished with a school-record 227 yards on seven kickoff returns (32.4 ypr) in a 45-17 loss at No. 12/10 Louisville. Brown, who also had 39 yards on two punt returns (19.5 ypr), finished the game with 266 all-purpose yards.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Greg Blair • Sr. • LB • Cincinnati • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Had 10 tackles. a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in a 35-24 win against Syracuse.
Teddy Bridgewater • So. • QB • Louisville • Miami, Fla.
Completed 19 of 28 passes for 328 yards and a career-high five touchdowns in a 45-17 win against Temple.
Ray Graham • Sr. • RB • Pittsburgh • Elizabeth, N.J.
Rushed for a season-high 172 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in a 29-26 triple-overtime loss at No. 4/4 Notre Dame.
Tashon Whitehurst • Fr. • LB • USF • Virginia Beach, Va.
Had eight tackles with a sack, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry in a 13-6 win against Connecticut.
Shamarko Thomas • Sr. • S • Syracuse • Virginia Beach, Va.
Had a career-high 14 tackles with a forced fumble in a 35-24 loss at Cincinnati.