Big East announces players of the week

Here are the Big East players of the week, as announced by the league office.

Offense: Montel Harris, RB, Temple. Harris rushed for 133 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns and had three receptions for 15 yards to help Temple to a 38-27 win against USF in the Owls’ Big East opener. A transfer from Boston College, Harris turned in his first 100-yard game in a Temple uniform and the 23rd 100-yard game of his career -- the most of any active FBS player.

Defense: Brandon Sharpe, DE, Syracuse. Sharpe had seven tackles, including four sacks and six tackles for loss to key Syracuse’s 14-13 win against Pitt in the Orange’s Big East opener. He led a defensive line that limited the Panthers to just 27 yards rushing and came up with a sack and two tackles for loss on the Panthers' final possession. The four sacks and six tackles for loss both rank second on Syracuse’s single-game chart.

Special teams: Tony Miliano, K, Cincinnati. Miliano scored 10 points as part of the Bearcats’ Big East-leading seventh straight win, a 52-14 victory against Miami (Ohio).


Camerron Cheatham, CB, Cincinnati. Scored a touchdown on a 68-yard interception return in a 52-14 win against Miami (Ohio).

George Winn, RB, Cincinnati. Rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries against Miami (Ohio).

Jory Johnson, LB, UConn. Had a game-high 10 tackles in a 19-3 loss to Rutgers.

Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers. Rushed for 110 yards on 28 carries in a 19-3 win against UConn, turning in his sixth straight 100-yard game.

Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple. Made his first career start and had a game- and career-high 15 tackles, including 12 solo stops, in a 37-28 win against USF.