UofL's Teddy Bridgewater earns Big East football recognition

UofL's Teddy Bridgewater earns Big East football recognition

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Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) fires a first half pass against the South Florida during an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. Bridgewater was 19 of 28 for 241 yards in Louisville's 34-24 win. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Posted on September 3, 2012 at 2:12 PM

BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS
 
BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ryan Nassib • Sr. • QB • Syracuse • West Chester, Pa.
Nassib enjoyed one of the most prolific days by a quarterback in BIG EAST history in Syracuse’s 42-41 loss to Northwestern. He completed 45 of 66 passes for 482 yards — all school records — with four touchdown passes, rallying the Orange from a 22-point third-quarter deficit to a six-point lead with 2:40 left in the fourth quarter. The 66 pass attempts broke the BIG EAST single-game record, while the 45 completions tied the mark. The yardage total is fourth on the conference’s single-game chart. Nassib’s passing and total offense (512 yards) numbers are the best by a Bowl Subdivision player in the opening week of the season.
 
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yawin Smallwood • So. • LB • Connecticut • Worcester, Mass.
Smallwood keyed a Connecticut defense that turned in its first shutout since the 2007 season with a 37-0 win against Massachusetts. He had a team-high seven tackles to go with a sack, 3.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup as the Huskies didn’t allow the Minutemen to cross midfield. Connecticut allowed just 59 yards of offense — the fewest of any Bowl Subdivision team in Week 1 — and limited Massachusetts to just three first downs and an average of 1.3 yards per play.
 
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon McManus • Sr. • K/P • Temple • Hatfield, Pa.
McManus scored 11 points and averaged 44.2 yards on two punts to help Temple to a 41-10 win against Villanova in the Mayor’s Cup game at Lincoln Financial Field. McManus made field goals of 24 and 31 yards, was 5-for-5 on PATs and set Temple’s school record with the 47th and 48th field goals of his career.
 
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Teddy Bridgewater • So. • QB • Louisville • Miami, Fla.
Completed 19 of 21 passes for 232 yards before coming out in the third quarter of a 32-14 win again

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