Sunday, September 23, 2012
Big East helmet stickers: Week 4
By Andrea Adelson
Time to give out a few helmet stickers for a job well done. Not many to give out after some pretty subpar performances in Week 4.
Gary Nova, QB, Rutgers. Holy Gary Nova, where have you been all season?! Nova had a career game in a 35-26 victory over Arkansas, setting marks for passing yards (397), passing touchdowns (5) and completions (25). His passing total ranks No. 3 on the school's all-time single-game list, behind Mike Teel (447 vs. Louisville, 2008) and Scott Erney (436 vs. Vanderbilt, 1988). His five touchdown passes tied for the third-best single-game performance in school history.
Tino Sunseri, QB, Pitt. Believe it, folks. Sunseri gets a helmet sticker for the second consecutive week after throwing for 344 yards in a 55-10 win over Gardner-Webb. That passing total is the second highest of his career. Sunseri now has 6,616 yards in career total offense to rank fifth all time at Pitt. He surpassed quarterback John Congemi (6,351 yards from 1983-86) and running back Tony Dorsett (6,526 from 1973-76) to reach fifth place.
Mike Shanahan, WR, Pitt. Shanahan had a career-high 144 receiving yards on five catches -- his second consecutive 100-yard game. Last week against Virginia Tech, Shanahan had the first 100-yard game of his career with 111 yards on five catches. His 77-yard touchdown reception against Gardner-Webb was a career long.