NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Thomas Holloway #23 of the Army Black Knights tackles Mohamed Sanu #6 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during a game at Yankee Stadium on November 12, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS
BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mohamed Sanu • Jr. • WR • Rutgers • South Brunswick, N.J.
Sanu had 13 receptions for 129 yards to key Rutgers’ 27-12 win against Army and set school and conference records in the process. With 92 receptions on the season, Sanu broke the BIG EAST single-season record of 91 catches, which was held by Pittsburgh’s Larry Fitzgerald since 2003. He also broke Kenny Britt’s school record of 87 catches set in 2008. Sanu ranks second nationally in receptions, averaging 9.4 catches per game this season.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Julian Miller • Sr. • DT • West Virginia • Columbus, Ohio
Miller had seven tackles, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown as West Virginia scored a 24-21 win at No. 23/18 Cincinnati, bringing the Mountaineers a half-game behind the Bearcats in the BIG EAST standings. Miller leads all active BIG EAST players in career sacks (23.5) and tackles for loss (36.5).
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Eain Smith• Sr. • S • West Virginia • Miramar, Fla.
Smith had four tackles, including one tackle for loss on defense, in West Virginia’s 24-21 win at No. 23/18 Cincinnati, but made the biggest play of the game on special teams. Smith blocked the Bearcats’ bid for the tying field goal as time expired to seal the Mountaineers’ win and bring West Virginia with a half-game of the Bearcats in the BIG EAST standings.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Hakeem Smith • So. • S • Louisville • Jonesboro, Ga.
Had a career-high 13 tackles, including 10 solo stops, in a 21-14 loss to Pittsburgh.
Tino Sunseri • Sr. • QB • Pittsburgh • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Completed 16 of 22 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown and ran for the game-winning TD in a 21-14 win at Louisville.
Khaseem Greene • Jr. • LB • Rutgers • Elizabeth, N.J.
Had a team-high 13 tackles in a 27-12 win against Army.
B.J. Daniels • Jr. • QB • USF • Tallahassee, Fla.
Had 371 yards of total offense in a 37-17 win at Syracuse. Completed 23 of 34 passes for 254 yards and rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.
Stedman Bailey • So. • WR • West Virginia • Miramar, Fla.
Had six receptions for 104 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown catch, in a 24-21 win at Cincinnati. Had his seventh 100-yard game of the season.