Here are the Big East players of the week, as selected by the conference:
Offense: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia. Smith turned in his third 400-yard passing performance of the season in a 38-35 loss to Louisville, completing 31 of 44 passes for 410 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. The yardage total ranks fifth on West Virginia’s single-game chart. Smith has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 12 consecutive games. He leads the league and is seventh nationally in passing yards, averaging 347.2 yards a game.
Defense: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers. Greene had a career-high 17 tackles — the most by a Big East player in a game this season — to key a 20-17 overtime win against USF. Greene, who leads the Big East in tackles this season (92), had the most tackles by a Rutgers player since Antonio Lowery had 19 against Army last season.
Special teams: Adrian Bushell, CB, Louisville. Bushell blocked a short field goal attempt that would have tied the game. Instead, Andrew Johnson up the loose ball and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown, giving the Cardinals a 31-21 lead in the eventual win.
Weekly honor roll
Tony Miliano, K, Cincinnati. Scored 14 points and made field goals of 27, 40, 32 and 41 yards in a 26-23 win at Pittsburgh.
Lyle McCombs, RB, UConn. Rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in a 28-21 win against Syracuse.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Completed 21 of 27 passes for 246 yards and one touchdown with one interception in a 38-35 win at West Virginia. Completed his first 10 passes.
DeDe Lattimore, LB, USF. Had 11 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three tackles for loss in a 20-17 overtime loss at Rutgers.
Alec Lemon, WR, Syracuse. Had nine receptions for a career-high 157 yards and a touchdown in a 28-21 loss at Connecticut.