Saturday, October 22, 2011
Big East helmet stickers
By Andrea Adelson
How about a few helmet stickers for a job well done:
Zach Collaros, QB, Cincinnati. Collaros had a subpar first half against USF, throwing two interceptions. But he rebounded in a big way, with four second-half touchdowns -- including the game-winner with 12 seconds left -- to lift the Bearcats to a 37-34 win. Collaros had two touchdown runs and three touchdown passes, and threw for 389 yards for his first 300-yard game this season. He also added 21 yards on the ground. Twice, he led his team from deficits in the fourth quarter to win.
Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse. Jones made his return to the field after getting hurt in the season opener and made a huge statement in a 49-23 upset win over No. 15 West Virginia on Friday night. He finished with six tackles and a career-high two sacks to key a defensive effort that pushed around and stymied West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse. Nassib was the best quarterback on the field against West Virginia, going 24-of-32 for 229 yards with four touchdown passes. He also added a touchdown run in his best game of the season.
Nick Provo, TE, Syracuse. Provo had six receptions for 61 yards in the win over the Mountaineers. Three of those receptions went for touchdowns, the most touchdown catches for any Big East player in a game this season and the second-most ever in one game by an Orange tight end (Tony Gabriel had four against Miami in 1970).
Jeremy Wright, RB, Louisville. Wright ran for 108 yards on 11 carries in a 16-14 win over Rutgers on Friday night, becoming the first Cardinals player to get over 100 yards this season. Only three Louisville players since 1987 have run for 100 yards in a game on fewer carries: Henry Miller in 2001, Eric Shelton in 2004 and George Stripling in 2005.