Here are the Big East players of the week, as announced by the league office.
Offense: Tino Sunseri, QB, Pitt. Sunseri keyed an offense that reeled off 537 yards on its way to a 35-17 win over No. 13 Virginia Tech, giving the Panthers their first victory of the season. He went 19-of-28 for 283 yards and three touchdowns, and helped clinch the win in the fourth quarter when he engineered a 15-play, 88-yard scoring drive that took nearly eight minutes off the clock.
Defense: Yawin Smallwood, LB, UConn. Smallwood earns player of the week honors for the second time in three weeks following his effort in a 24-21 win over Maryland. He had a game-high 14 tackles to go with 2.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble that led to a field goal. Smallwood leads all FBS players in tackles for loss (3.0 per game) and is eighth nationally in sacks (1.3 per game).
Special teams: Nick Williams, WR, UConn. Williams accounted for 112 all-purpose yards, including a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown, in the win at Maryland. On a day in which the Huskies’ offense was held to just 223 yards, Williams helped UConn's cause with 52 yards on two kickoff returns and 60 yards on two punt returns.
Weekly Honor Roll
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Went 23-of-28 for 279 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-34 win against North Carolina.
Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers. Had 10 tackles, leading a defense that allowed just 95 yards rushing in a 23-13 win at USF. Had his fifth straight game with at least 10 tackles.
Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers. Had a school-record 41 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown in a 23-13 win at USF.
Jason Hendricks, S, Pitt. Had four tackles, two interceptions and one pass breakup in a 35-17 win against No. 13 Virginia Tech.
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse. Went 22-of-35 for 335 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-17 win against Stony Brook.