BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS
BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Stedman Bailey • So. • WR • West Virginia • Miramar, Fla.
Bailey registered his fourth consecutive game with at least 100 receiving yards to lift West Virginia to a 43-16 win against Connecticut. He had seven receptions for 178 yards, including second-half touchdown catches of 84 and 27 yards, to help the Mountaineers break open what had been a one-point halftime lead. Bailey leads the BIG EAST in receiving yards, averaging 105.7 yards per game.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Logan Ryan • So. • CB • Rutgers • Berlin, N.J.
Ryan keyed a Rutgers defense that had four interceptions and six sacks in a 34-10 win against Pittsburgh, lifting the Scarlet Knights to a 2-0 start in BIG EAST play. Ryan had two interceptions against the Panthers, including a 45-yard return for a touchdown, to go with four tackles and a pass breakup. Rutgers leads the nation with 22 takeaways this season, while the Scarlet Knights lead the BIG EAST in pass defense efficiency (104.0) and scoring defense (15.2 ppg).
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ross Krautman • So. • K • Syracuse • Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Krautman scored 13 points, including the game-winning field goal as time expired, to give Syracuse a 37-34 win at Tulane. The gamewinner was Krautman’s third field goal of the game and his second of the fourth quarter as the Orange staved off Tulane’s comeback from a 17-point third-quarter deficit.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Marcus Smith • So. • DE • Louisville • Columbus, Ga.
Had three sacks in a 14-7 loss at North Carolina. Led a defense that had four sacks, eight tackles for loss and held the Tar Heels to 264 yards of offense.
Justin Francis • Sr. • DT • Rutgers • Opa-Locka, Fla.
Had eight tackles, two sacks, four tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries in a 34-10 win at Pittsburgh.
Ryan Nassib • Jr. • QB • Syracuse • West Chester, Pa.
Completed 19 of 34 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a touchdown in a 37-34 win at Tulane.
Geno Smith • Jr. • QB • West Virginia • Miami, Fla.
Completed 27 of 45 passes for 450 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-16 win against Connecticut.
Jewone Snow • Fr. • LB • West Virginia • Canton, Ohio
Had seven tackles, a half-sack for a safety and a pivotal 83-yard fumble return in a 43-16 win against Connecticut.