Sunday, December 2, 2012
Big East helmet stickers: Week 14
By Matt Fortuna
Here are the Big East guys who stood out the most during the final regular season weekend.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Yeah, the sophomore completed 20 of 28 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns … and that tells you absolutely nothing about his performance in a 20-17 win over Rutgers. Bridgewater willed the Cardinals to the Big East's BCS bowl bid with a come-from-behind win Thursday night at Rutgers, overcoming a sprained right ankle and a fractured non-throwing wrist that kept him from practicing and almost kept him from playing. Tough to think he's just a sophomore.
Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati. What didn't Kelce do during a 34-17 win at UConn? He caught five passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns, and he threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Brendon Kay, too. The Bearcats have a share of their fourth Big East title in the past five years, and the strong play of their senior tight end is a big reason for that.
Ray Graham, RB, Pitt. Take a bow, Ray. More than a year ago you tore the ACL in your right knee. On Saturday you extended your team's season -- and your college career -- by rushing for 93 yards and two touchdowns in 27-3 win over USF. And you notched your first 1,000-yard season, too -- one year after falling 42 yards short because of the injury.