LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- (NEWS RELEASE) Big East: Weekly Football Honors
Big East Offensive Player Of The Week
Gary Nova • So. • QB • Rutgers • Elmwood Park, N.J.
Nova led Rutgers to its eighth consecutive win and helped the Scarlet Knights improve to 4-0 in BIG EAST play with four second-half touchdown passes in a 35-10 win at Temple. Trailing 10-0 at halftime, Nova led a Scarlet Knight offense that scored 35 unanswered points to close the game. He completed 17 of 27 passes for 232 yards, helping Rutgers to just its third 7-0 start in program history and its second 4-0 start in BIG EAST play..
Big East Defensive Player Of The Week
Lorenzo Mauldin • So. • DE • Louisville • Atlanta, Ga.
Mauldin helped Louisville remain unbeaten at 7-0 as the Cardinals scored a 27-25 win against USF to improve to 2-0 in BIG EAST play for just the second time. Mauldin had six tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss, to go with a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry. His strip sack and fumble recovery came late in the first half and allowed Louisville to take a 14-3 lead into halftime.
Big East Special Teams Player Of The Week
Ross Krautman • Jr. • K • Syracuse • Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Krautman scored 16 points — the most by a BIG EAST kicker in a game this season — to help Syracuse to a 40-10 win against Connecticut, improving the Orange to 2-1 in BIG EAST play. Krautman hit field goals of 22, 33, 42 and 47 yards and was 4-for-4 on PATs. He finished the game with 203 career points, tying Don McAulay for eighth on Syracuse’s career chart.
Weekly Honor Roll
Greg Blair • Sr. • LB • Cincinnati • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Had 15 tackles with one tackle for loss in a 29-23 loss at Toledo. Led a defense that did not allow an offensive touchdown.
Teddy Bridgewater • So. • QB •