BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS
BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Andre Davis • So. • WR • USF • Tampa, Fla.
Davis set school records with 12 receptions and 191 receiving yards and delivered two long touchdown catches to help USF to a 32-31, come-from-behind win at Nevada. His 56-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown with 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter gave USF its only lead of the game, capping a comeback from an 11-point deficit with less than three minutes remaining. Davis also had a 51-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. Davis’ 191 receiving yards are the third-most by an FBS player in the young season.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Walter Stewart • Sr. • DE • Cincinnati • Ashville, Ohio
Stewart led a Bearcat defense that kept Pittsburgh out of the end zone until 34 seconds remained in regulation, helping Cincinnati to a 34-10 win against the Panthers in the BIG EAST opener for both teams. Stewart had nine tackles to go with 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble that led to a Bearcat touchdown as Cincinnati picked up its fourth straight win, dating to last season.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon Jones • Sr. • CB • Rutgers • Sicklerville, N.J.
Jones came up with his second touchdown of the young season in Rutgers’ 26-0 win against Howard as he scored on a 6-yard blocked punt return in the second quarter to put the Scarlet Knights ahead 13-0. It was Rutgers’ third blocked kick of the 2012 season and it came one week after Jones’ interception return for a touchdown in the season-opening win at Tulane.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Munchie Legaux • Jr. • QB • Cincinnati • New Orleans, La.
Completed 14 of 28 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 117 yards on just six carries in a 34-10 win against Pittsburgh.
Teddy Bridgewater • So. • QB • Louisville • Miami, Fla.
Completed 30 of 39 passes for a career-high 344 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-7 win against Missouri State.
Jamal Merrell • Jr. • LB • Rutgers • Bear, Del.
Had 14 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss, in a 26-0 win against Howard, helping hold the Bison to just 149 yards of offense.
Sam Barrington • Sr. • LB • USF • Jacksonville, Fla.
Had eight tackles, a pass breakup and two forced fumbles in a 32-31 win at Nevada.
Ryan Nassib • Sr. • QB • Syracuse • West Chester, Pa.
Threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns on 30-of-46 passing in a 42-29 loss to No. 2 Southern California. Set school’s career completions record (572).