- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the Big East players of the week, as announced by the league office Monday.
Offense: Alec Lemon, WR, Syracuse. Lemon had nine receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns to key Syracuse’s 45-26 win over No. 9 Louisville, handing the Cardinals their first loss of the season. His two touchdowns came as part of a 21-0 Syracuse run in the second quarter, including a 13-yard catch that gave the Orange the lead for good at 17-10. Lemon holds Syracuse’s career receptions record (184) and he leads all active Big East players in career receptions and touchdown receptions (16).
Defense: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers. Greene had a game- and career-high 22 tackles to lead a stout Rutgers defense in a 28-7 win against Army. The total is the fourth-highest in a game by an FBS player this season, the third-best in school history and it ranks fifth on the Big East's all-time single-game chart. Greene led a defense that limited Army to just seven points and 252 yards of offense.
Special teams: Nick Williams, WR, UConn. Williams finished with 160 all-purpose yards, including an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown, to spark the Huskies to a 24-17 win against Pittsburgh. He finished added 42 yards on two kickoff returns, had three receptions for 31 yards and one rushing attempt for 7 yards. The score was Williams’ second punt return for a touchdown this season and the fourth special teams touchdown of his career as he became Connecticut’s all-time leader in return yardage (2,389).
Weekly Honor Roll
Drew Frey, S, Cincinnati. Had three tackles, two pass breakups and a 20-yard interception return in a 34-10 win at Temple.
Brendon Kay, QB, Cincinnati. Had 315 yards of total offense — completing 13 of 21 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 77 yards on seven carries — in a 34-10 win at Temple.
Sio Moore, LB, UConn. Had six tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry in a 24-17 win against Pittsburgh.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Completed 36 of 49 passes for 424 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-26 loss at Syracuse.
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse. Completed 15 of 23 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-26 win against Louisville.