Saturday, November 26, 2011
Big East helmet stickers: Week 13
By Andrea Adelson
How about a few helmet stickers for a job well done:
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Bridgewater threw a career-high three touchdown passes, going 19-of-28 for 241 yards in a 34-24 win over USF on Friday. Bridgewater broke the school's freshman passing record for yards by a quarterback, and now has 1,855 yards this season. That is better than the mark of 1,773 yards, set by Chris Redman in 1996.
Julian Miller, DE, West Virginia. Miller tied a single-game school record with four sacks in a 21-20 win over Pitt on Friday night. Miller had 12 total tackles in the game, and was a huge reason why the Mountaineers were able to shut down the run game and get so much pressure on Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri. West Virginia had 10 sacks in the game.
Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati. Pead was all over the place in the Bearcats' 30-13 win over Syracuse, compiling 246 all-purpose yards. Pead had a career-high 112 yards receiving and a touchdown, and had 80 yards rushing and a touchdown. He also returned the first punt of his career 34 yards -- the longest punt return of the season for Cincinnati. Pead is now over 1,000 yards on the season, becoming the first Cincinnati player in 25 years with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.
Corey Smith, P, West Virginia. Smith relieved an ineffective Michael Molinari in the second quarter and boomed his first punt 57 yards to pin Pitt deep in its own territory. It went on that way the entire game for Smith, who averaged 57.2 yards on four punts, and had two land inside the 20. Smith lost his job five games into the season because he was struggling, but found a good groove against the Panthers, and helped shift momentum in the battle for field position.
Trevardo Williams, DE, UConn. Williams has put together an outstanding season for the Huskies, and he had a monster game in a 40-22 win over Rutgers. Williams had four sacks, and now leads the Big East with 12.5 sacks this season. Connecticut tied a season high with seven sacks in the game.