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Teddy Bridgewater, Julian Miller, Corey Smith Named Big East Players Of The Week

BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Teddy Bridgewater • Fr. • QB • Louisville • Miami, Fla.

Bridgewater engineered a comeback from a 17-3 second-half deficit to lead the Cardinals to a 34-24 win at USF, giving Louisville at least a share of the BIG EAST championship. He completed 19 of 28 passes for 241 yards and three second-half touchdowns, helping the Cardinals outscore the Bulls 31-7 in the second half. Bridgewater has helped Louisville to five wins in its last six games as the Cardinals claimed their second BIG EAST title.

BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Julian Miller • Sr. • DT • West Virginia • Columbus, Ohio

Miller earns BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks after helping West Virginia to a 21-20 win against Pittsburgh. He had 12 tackles and tied a school record with four sacks against the Panthers, including two sacks on Pittsburgh’s final drive. Miller leads all active Bowl Subdivision players with 27.5 career sacks.

BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Corey Smith • Jr. • P • West Virginia • Inwood, W.Va.

Smith entered West Virginia’s game against Pittsburgh in the second quarter and made an immediate impact in the field position battle, helping the Mountaineers to a 21-20 win. Smith averaged 57.2 yards on four punts, hitting kicks of 57, 50, 62 and 60 yards, dropping two punts inside the Panther 20-yard line and one on the 2-yard line. Smith’s 60-yard punt from the West Virginia 14 in the final two minutes, helped the Mountaineers seal the win on defense.

 

 

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL

Pat O’Donnell • Jr. • P • Cincinnati • Lake Worth, Fla.

Averaged 54.0 yards on four punts with three inside the 20-yard line in a 30-13 win at Syracuse.

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

Had nine receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 80 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown in a 30-13 win at Syracuse.

Nick Williams • Jr. • WR • Connecticut • East Windsor, N.J.

Had 158 return yards, averaging 42.7 yards on three kickoff returns with a 30-yard punt return in a 40-22 win against Rutgers.

Trevardo Williams • Jr. • DE • Connecticut • Bridgeport, Conn.

Had six tackles with four sacks and a forced fumble in a 40-22 win against Rutgers.

Tavon Austin • Sr. • WR • West Virginia • Baltimore, Md.

Had 10 catches for 102 yards and had 122 all-purpose yards in a 21-20 win against Pittsburgh.