Big East Football Players of the Week and Honor Roll: Oct. 17


BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS

 

BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Isaiah Pead • Jr. • RB • Cincinnati • Columbus, Ohio

Pead was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he rushed for 153 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in a 25-16 win against Louisville in the Bearcats’ BIG EAST opener. Pead keyed Cincinnati’s comeback from a 16-7 halftime deficit by breaking free for a 50-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that gave the Bearcats the lead for good. Pead has rushed for 624 yards and eight touchdowns this season and ranks second in the BIG EAST in rushing at 104.0 yards per game.

 

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

Derek Wolfe • Sr. • DT • Cincinnati • Lisbon, Ohio
Had a career-high 11 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack and two quarterback hurries in a 25-16 win against Louisville.
 
Lyle McCombs • Fr. • RB • Connecticut • Staten Island, N.Y.
Rushed for 130 yards on 32 carries in a 16-10 win against USF. 
 
Khaseem Greene • Jr. • LB • Rutgers • Elizabeth, N.J.
Had a career-high 14 tackles in a 21-20 win against Navy. Helped hold the nation’s leading rushing offense to 204 yards below its average.
 
Mohamed Sanu • Jr. • WR • Rutgers • South Brunswick, N.J.
Had 10 receptions for 100 yards in a 21-20 win against Navy. Moved into sixth place on the school’s career receptions chart (150).
 
Ryne Giddins • So. • DE • USF • Seffner, Fla.

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.

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