Here are the Big East players of the week, as selected by the conference:
Offense: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia. Smith set a school with 36 completions on 49 attempts for 388 yards -- all career highs -- to lead West Virginia to a 37-31 win at Maryland. He registered his second 300-yard game of the season and the fourth of his career, and had three different receivers finish with at least 100 yards for the first time in school history.
Defense: Dexter Heyman, LB, Louisville. Heyman was named the Howard Schnellenberger MVP of the annual Governor’s Cup after he had 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in the Cardinals’ 24-17 win over Kentucky.
Special teams: Tyler Bitancurt, K, West Virginia. Bitancurt scored 13 points, making field goals of 21, 34 and 35 yards and going 4-for-4 on extra points, in a 37-31 win at Maryland. Bitancurt leads all Big East players in scoring, averaging 12 points a game.
Weekly honor roll
Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati. Had two sacks and forced a fumble that was returned 54 yards for a touchdown in a 59-14 win against Akron.
Andre Davis, WR, USF. Blocked a punt and scored a touchdown on the ensuing 11-yard return as part of a 70-17 win against Florida A&M. Also had three receptions for 39 yards and another touchdown.
Darrell Scott, RB, USF. Rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries and had an 84-yard touchdown reception in a 70-17 win against Florida A&M. Finished with 230 all-purpose yards.
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse. Completed 23 of 37 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown in a 38-17 loss USC. Had a streak of 22 consecutive completions spanning two games.
Terence Garvin, S, West Virginia. Had nine tackles, an assisted tackle for loss, a pass breakup and a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown in a 37-31 win at Maryland.