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Big East players of the week

12/5/2011

Here is your final installment of the Big East players of the week, as selected by the conference:

Offense: Anthony McClung, WR, Cincinnati. McClung had eight catches for a career-high 142 yards with two touchdowns to help Cincinnati to a 35-27 win against UConn, giving the Bearcats a share of their third Big East title in the past four years. McClung had touchdown receptions of 13 and 31 yards, giving him a team-high five touchdown receptions in the regular season.

Defense: Brandon Lindsey, LB, Pitt. Lindsey had a hand in three turnovers to lead Pitt to a 33-20 win against Syracuse, making the Panthers bowl-eligible. Lindsey finished the game with six tackles, a sack, an interception, two forced fumbles and three quarterback hurries to lead a defense that forced six Syracuse turnovers. Lindsey finished the regular season with 8.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss.

Special teams: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia. Austin had 208 all-purpose yards, including 141 yards on three kickoff returns, to help West Virginia to a 30-27 win at USF, giving the Mountaineers a share of their record seventh Big East championship. Austin returned a third-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, giving him two touchdowns on kickoff returns this season. He also had a team-high seven receptions for 54 yards and added a 30-yard punt return for the Mountaineers.

Weekly Honor Roll

Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati. Had 10 tackles, 2.5 sacks and five tackles for loss in a 35-27 win against Connecticut.

Dave Teggart, K, UConn. Scored 13 points, going 4-for-4 on field goal attempts with makes of 35, 45, 53 and 43 yards, in a 35-27 loss at Cincinnati.

Kevin Harper, K, Pitt. Scored 15 points, including field goals of 37, 36, 36 and 47 yards, in a 33-20 win against Syracuse.

Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia. Had seven receptions for 80 yards, including a pivotal 26-yard catch on fourth down during the game-winning drive, in a 30-27 win at USF.

Najee Goode, LB, West Virginia. Had seven tackles, a tackle for loss and a key forced fumble in the fourth quarter in a 30-27 win at USF.