Courtesy of the Big East Conference
BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jeremy Wright • Fr. • RB • Louisville • Clermont, Fla.
Stepping in for an injured Bilal Powell, Wright rushed for a career-high 98 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries to help the Cardinals to a 28-20 win at Syracuse. Wright put the Cardinals on the board with a 28-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and he gave Louisville the lead for good with a 12-yard TD run in the third quarter.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jacquain Williams • So. • LB • USF • Apopka, Fla.
Williams had game and career highs of 11 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks to help USF to a 28-27 win against Rutgers. Williams assisted on a third-quarter sack that backed the Scarlet Knights to their own 7-yard line in a drive that ended in a safety. He later registered a sack on fourth down in USF territory as Rutgers threatened to score the go-ahead points in the final four minutes.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Maikon Bonani • So. • K • USF • Lake Wales, Fla.
Bonani scored nine points and was perfect on five placements to help USF to a 28-27 win against Rutgers. Bonani made field goals from 47 and 21 yards, improving to 8-for-9 on field goal attempts since taking over as the Bulls’ regular placekicker.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Hakeem Smith, SS, Louisville — Had a game-high 13 tackles, including 11 solo stops, in a 28-20 win at Syracuse.
Moise Plancher, RB, USF — Had career highs in carries (21), rushing yards (135), receiving yards (45) and all-purpose yards (180) in a 28-27 win against Rutgers.
Delone Carter, RB, Syracuse — Rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in a 28-20 loss to Louisville. Moved into fifth place on Syracuse’s career rushing chart (2,724 yards).
Ross Krautman, K, Syracuse — Scored eight points and was perfect on four placements in a 28-20 loss to Louisville.
Derrell Smith, LB, Syracuse — Had 12 tackles and a forced fumble in a 28-20 loss to Louisville.