Curtis Brinkley, RB, Syracuse: Brinkley did everything he could to get the Orange their first Big East victory. He carried 28 times for 144 yards at West Virginia.
Kevin Huber, P, Cincinnati: The Bearcats' all-American punter was a big weapon in Cincinnati's 13-10 squeaker over Rutgers. He averaged 46.4 yards on his nine kicks, placing six of them inside the 20.
Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville: As the Cardinals' offense struggled at Memphis, Patrick gave them a hand. He blocked a punt that Brandon Heath returned for a touchdown to end the first half, then scooped up a fumble and returned it 21 yards for the winning score in the fourth quarter as Louisville escaped 35-27.