Monday, October 1, 2012
Big East players of the week
By Andrea Adelson
Here are the Big East players of the week, as announced by the league office Monday morning.
Offense: Munchie Legaux, QB, Cincinnati. Legaux threw for a career-high 376 yards with three touchdowns to lead Cincinnati to a 27-24 win over Virginia Tech to keep the Bearcats unbeaten on the season. He threw for 257 yards in the second half and saw all three of his touchdown passes give the Bearcats a lead. Legaux threw touchdown passes of 76 and 39 yards in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning score with 13 seconds left to Damon Julian.
Defense: Maalik Bomar, LB, Cincinnati. Bomar had a game- and career-high 16 tackles with a pass breakup to key the team's defensive effort. He anchored a unit that did not allow the Hokies to gain a first down until late in the second quarter and limited Virginia Tech to just 4-of-13 on third down conversions.
Special teams: Pat O’Donnell, P, Cincinnati. O’Donnell punted five times and averaged 44.6 yards per punt, pinning the Hokies inside their own 20-yard line four times. Virginia Tech had an average starting field position of its own 22-yard line for the game.
Weekly Honor Roll
Jory Johnson, LB, UConn. Had a career-high 14 tackles with two tackles for loss in a 24-17 win against Buffalo.
Senorise Perry, RB, Louisville. Rushed for a career-high 118 yards with two touchdowns on 22 carries in miserable conditions in a 21-17 win at Southern Miss. Scored the game-winning touchdown with 5:35 left in regulation.
Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville. Had eight tackles with one tackle for loss in a 21-17 win at Southern Miss. Helped hold the Golden Eagles to 25 passing yards and two completed passes.
B.J. Daniels, QB, USF. Threw for 143 yards and ran for a team-high 72 yards, including two rushing touchdowns, in a 30-17 loss to No. 4 Florida State.
Kayvon Webster, CB, USF. Had career highs with 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and two pass breakups in a 30-17 loss to Florida State.