Montel Harris, Brandon Sharpe, Tony Milliano named Big East players of the week

Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Temple's Montel Harris, Syracuse's Brandon Sharpe, and Cincinnati kicker Tony Milliano were named the Big East players of the week for their play in week six of the college football season.

Here's the official release from the Big East announcing the players of the week for week six, as well as the conference honor roll.

BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Montel Harris • Sr. • RB • Temple • Jacksonville, Fla.

Harris rushed for 133 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns and had three receptions for 15 yards to help Temple to a 38-27 win against USF in the Owls’ BIG EAST opener. A transfer from Boston College, Harris turned in his first 100-yard game in a Temple uniform and the 23rd 100-yard game of his career — the most of any active Football Bowl Subdivision player.

BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Brandon Sharpe • Sr. • DE • Syracuse • Virginia Beach, Va.

Sharpe had seven tackles, including four sacks and six tackles for loss, totalling 45 yards, to key Syracuse’s 14-13 win against Pittsburgh in the Orange’s BIG EAST opener. He led a defensive line that limited the Panthers to just 27 rushing yards and came up with a sack and two tackles for loss on Pittsburgh’s final possession. The four sacks and six tackles for loss are both good for second on Syracuse’s single-game chart.

BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Tony Miliano • So. • K • Cincinnati • North Bend, Ohio

Miliano scored 10 points as part of the Bearcats’ BIG EAST-leading seventh straight win, a 52-14 decision against Miami (Ohio). He scored six points in the first half, with a field goal and three PATs, to help the Bearcats take a 24-6 lead into halftime.

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL

Camerron Cheatham • Sr. • CB • Cincinnati • Kalmazoo, Mich.

Scored a touchdown on a 68-yard interception return in a 52-14 win against Miami (Ohio).

George Winn • Sr. • RB • Cincinnati • Southfield, Mich.

Rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in a 52-14 win against Miami (Ohio).

Jory Johnson • Sr. • LB • Connecticut • Mobile, Ala.

Had a game-high 10 tackles in a 19-3 loss to Rutgers.

Jawan Jamison • So. • RB • Rutgers • Stark, Fla.

Rushed for 110 yards on 28 carries in a 19-3 win against Connecticut, turning in his sixth straight 100-yard game.

Tyler Matakevich • Fr. • LB • Temple • Stratford, Conn.

Made his first career start and had a game- and career-high 15 tackles, including 12 solo stops, in a 37-28 win against USF.

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