NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: Jawan Jamison #23 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrates his touchdown with D.C. Jefferson #10 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during a game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jawan Jamison • Fr. • RB • Rutgers • Starke, Fla.
Jamison rushed for 200 yards and scored two touchdowns on 34 carries to lead Rutgers to a 20-3 win against Cincinnati and vault the Scarlet Knights into a tie for first place in the BIG EAST standings. Rutgers entered the game a half-game behind the Bearcats in the standings, but stands just one win shy of earning a share of its first BIG EAST title. Jamison became the third freshman running back in school history to rush for 200 yards in a game and is the first since Ray Rice in the 2005 season.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dexter Heyman • Sr. • LB • Louisville • Louisville, Ky.
Heyman had seven tackles, including a sack and 3.5 tackles for loss, along with an interception to lead Louisville to a 34-20 win at Connecticut, lifting the Cardinals into a tie for first place in the BIG EAST standings. Heyman led a defense that limited the Huskies to just 76 rushing yards, helping the Cardinals to their fourth win in their last five games and making Louisville bowl-eligible for the second consecutive season.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Adrian Bushell • Jr. • CB • Louisville • DeSoto, Texas
Bushell returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to send Louisville on its way to a 34-20 win against Connecticut, putting the Cardinals in a first-place tie in the BIG EAST standings with one game remaining. Bushell averaged 68.0 yards on two kickoff returns against the Huskies.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
J.K. Schaffer • Sr. • LB • Cincinnati • Cincinnati, Ohio
Had 13 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack in a 20-3 loss at Rutgers.
Kashif Moore • Sr. • WR • Connecticut • Burlington, N.J.
Had seven receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown in a 34-20 loss to Louisville.
Sio Moore • Jr. • LB • Connecticut • Apex, N.C.
Had 13 tackles, a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss in a 34-20 loss to Louisville.
Brandon Jones • Jr. • CB • Rutgers • Sicklerville, N.J.
Had four tackles, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble and an interception in a 20-3 win against Cincinnati.
DeDe Lattimore • So. • LB • USF • Athens, Ga.
Had 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in a 6-3 loss to Miami (Fla.).