Player of the week: Big East


This isn't Khaseem Greene day on the Big East blog. It just looks like it.

That's what happens when you record 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception in helping your team stay perfect at 6-0.

Rutgers forced Syracuse into four turnovers on Saturday, and the Orange rushed for just 62 yards. Greene was named Big East defensive player of the week Monday for his efforts, one day after becoming the third Scarlet Knights player ever to win the Walter Camp national player of the week award.

"Khaseem, certainly the position he's in on our defense, a lot of things get funneled his way and we are counting on him to make those plays," coach Kyle Flood said Monday. "That's why he's there. He's proven he's been able to do that; certainly at a very high level last week, but consistently week‑in and week‑out, Khaseem makes a lot of plays for us."

Greene will look to build off this past week's efforts against a Temple team that has had plenty of success running the football.

He is tied for the conference lead with four forced fumbles, and his 63 tackles are No. 2 in the Big East. Not a bad encore for the reigning conference defensive player of the year.