Anthony McClung • So. • WR • Cincinnati • Indianapolis, Ind.
McClung had eight catches for a career-high 142 yards with two touchdowns to help Cincinnati to a 35-27 win against Connecticut, giving the Bearcats a share of their third BIG EAST title in the last four years. McClung had touchdown receptions of 13 and 31 yards, giving him a team-high five touchdown receptions in the regular season.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon Lindsey • Sr. • LB • Pittsburgh • Aliquippa, Pa.
Lindsey had a hand in three turnovers to lead Pittsburgh to a 33-20 win against Syracuse, making the Panthers bowl-eligible. Lindsey finished the game with six tackles, a sack, an interception, two forced fumbles and three quarterback hurries to lead a defense that forced six Syracuse turnovers. Lindsey finished the regular season with 8.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tavon Austin • Jr. • WR • West Virginia • Baltimore, Md.
Austin had 208 all-purpose yards, including 141 yards on three kickoff returns, to help West Virginia to a 30-27 win at USF, giving the Mountaineers a share of their record seventh BIG EAST championship. Austin returned a third-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, giving him two TDs on kickoff returns this season. He also had a team-high seven receptions for 54 yards and added a 30-yard punt return for the Mountaineers.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Derek Wolfe • Sr. • DT • Cincinnati • Lisbon, Ohio
Had 10 tackles, 2.5 sacks and five tackles for loss in a 35-27 win against Connecticut.
Dave Teggart • Sr. • K • Connecticut • Northborough, Mass.
Scored 13 points, going 4-for-4 on field goal attempts with makes of 35, 45, 53 and 43 yards, in a 35-27 loss at Cincinnati.
Kevin Harper • Jr. • K • Pittsburgh • Mentor, Ohio
Scored 15 points, including field goals of 37, 36, 36 and 47 yards, in a 33-20 win against Syracuse.
Stedman Bailey • So. • WR • West Virginia • Miramar, Fla.
Had seven receptions for 80 yards, including a pivotal 26-yard catch on fourth down in the game-winning drive, in a 30-27 win at USF.
Najae Goode • Sr. • LB • West Virginia • Cleveland, Ohio
Had seven tackles, a tackle for loss and a key forced fumble in the fourth quarter in a 30-27 win at USF.