BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Byron Jones • Fr. • CB • Connecticut • New Britain, Conn.
On a day when Connecticut was held without an offensive touchdown, Byron Jones made the difference on the defensive end with a 10-yard fumble recovery in the fourth quarter to lift the Huskies to a 16-10 win against USF. Jones also had seven tackles as part of a defensive effort that held the Bulls’ offense, which had averaged better than 500 yards per game, to 339 yards and four turnovers.Jones was tabbed as BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon Jones • Jr. • CB • Rutgers • Sicklerville, N.J.
Brandon Jones was named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week after he helped seal Rutgers’ 21-20 win against Navy when he blocked a 34-yard field goal attempt with 4:43 left in the fourth quarter that would have given the Midshipmen the lead. It was the first blocked kick of the season for Jones and the fourth for Rutgers. Jones also had two tackles and an interception as the Scarlet Knights held Navy to season lows of 20 points and 303 yards.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Had career highs of 11 tackles, two sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss with a forced fumble and a pass breakup in a 16-10 loss at Connecticut.