Sunday, November 11, 2012
Big East helmet stickers: Week 11
By Matt Fortuna
Here are the players who stood out the most during Week 11 in the Big East.
Sio Moore, LB, UConn: Six tackles, three for loss -- including two sacks -- and one hurry. Moore had two pass break-ups, too, as the Huskies notched their first win in more than a month and their first Big East win of the season. Special recognition here for Chandler Whitmer, too, who delivered a strong performance in completing 19 of 25 passes for 213 yards.
Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers: What more can you say about the reigning Big East defensive player of the year? He was probably the front-runner to repeat before Saturday, and he definitely is now after his 22-tackle performance in a 28-7 win against Army. He forced a fumble in the red zone, too.
Alec Lemon, WR, Syracuse: Lemon constantly got open Saturday, burning Louisville's secondary and playing the biggest role in the Orange's rout of the Cardinals. Lemon finished with 176 yards and two touchdowns on nine catches. Special recognition here for Ryan Nassib (15 of 23, 246 yards, 3 TDs) and Jerome Smith (144 rushing yards) as well, as Syracuse was brilliant offensively and did not turn the ball over.
Brendon Kay, QB, Cincinnati: Coach Butch Jones waited until game day to name Kay his starter, and the fifth-year senior did not disappoint. Kay completed 13 of 21 passes for 244 yards and threw touchdown passes of 75 and 65 yards, leading the Bearcats to a 34-10 rout of Temple. Kay added 71 rushing yards on seven carries as well.