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Monday, October 15, 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.

Offense: Senorise Perry, RB, Louisville. Perry rushed for 101 yards and four touchdowns on just 12 carries to help Louisville remain unbeaten with a 45-35 win at Pittsburgh. Perry scored three touchdowns in the second half, including a 59-yard run in the fourth quarter that gave Louisville a 17-point lead with 2:25 remaining. Perry, who turned in his second consecutive 100-yard performance, is the leading scorer in the Big East this season with an average of nine points per game.

Defense: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers. Greene, who was chosen as the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, had a game-high 14 tackles with 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception in Rutgers’ 23-15 win against Syracuse. He led a defense that limited Syracuse to 62 rushing yards and forced four turnovers.

Special teams: Brandon McManus, K/P, Temple. McManus helped Temple to its first 2-0 start in Big East play, making a 29-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Owls to a 17-14 win. He also averaged 42.6 yards on eight punts and put all three of his kickoffs in the end zone. McManus leads the Big East in punting (44.9 avg.) and is third in the conference in scoring, second among kickers, at 7.8 ppg.

Weekly Honor Roll

Munchie Legaux, QB, Cincinnati. Threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown in a 49-17 win against Fordham.

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Completed 17 of 26 passes for 304 yards and a touchdown in a 45-35 win at Pittsburgh.

Jamal Merrell, LB, Rutgers. Had five tackles and blocked a third-quarter field goal attempt, resulting in a Rutgers touchdown, in a 23-15 win against Syracuse.

Montel Harris, RB, Temple. Rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in a 17-14 overtime win at Connecticut. Registered his 24th career 100-yard game.

Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple. Had a game- and career-high 19 tackles in a 17-14 overtime win at UConn.