Big East bowl season helmet stickers

January, 12, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Donald Brown, Connecticut: The Big East offensive player of the year ended his college days in style, rushing for a career-high 261 yards and eclipsing 2,000 yards for the season in UConn's 38-20 International Bowl win over Buffalo.

Pat White, West Virginia: White added one final indelible moment to his incredible career by throwing for a career-best 332 yards and completing 26 of 32 passes with three touchdowns to lead the Mountaineers to a 31-30 Meineke Car Care Bowl win over North Carolina. He also rushed for 55 yards.

Mike Teel, Rutgers: The senior finished with yet another 300-yard passing day, completing 22 of 37 passes for 319 yards and two scores as Rutgers beat NC State, 29-23, in the Papajohns.com Bowl.

Matt Grothe, South Florida: In his best performance in several weeks, the junior quarterback went 17-for-24 for 236 yards and threw three touchdowns and no interceptions in the 41-14 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl rout of Memphis. Grothe played less than three quarters in that game as well.

Pat Lazear, West Virginia: Buried on the bench earlier in the year, the sophomore linebacker came up with the biggest defensive play in the Meineke game, intercepting North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates with less than two minutes left.

Kenny Britt, Rutgers: The junior receiver piled up 119 receiving yards on just six catches, including a 42-yard score, in the win over NC State. Britt finished as the Big East's career leader in receiving yards before declaring for the NFL draft.

Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati: In an otherwise dreary offensive effort by his team, Gilyard had seven catches for 158 yards in the Bearcats' 20-7 loss to Virginia Tech at the FedEx Orange Bowl.

Robert McClain, Connecticut: The safety came up with several big hits and made Buffalo receivers gun shy as the Huskies limited the Bulls' high-flying passing attack to just 213 yards.

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