Here are the Big East players of the week, as announced by the league office.
Offense: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse. Nassib went 45-of-66 for 482 yards -- all school records -- with four touchdown passes in a 42-41 loss to Northwestern. The 66 attempts broke the Big East single-game record, while the 45 completions tied the mark. The yardage total is fourth on the conference’s single-game chart. Nassib’s passing and total offense (512 yards) numbers are the most for an FBS player in the opening week of the season.
Defense: Yawin Smallwood, LB, UConn. Smallwood had a team-high seven tackles to go with a sack, 3.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in a 37-0 win over UMass, the Huskies' first shutout since 2007. UConn allowed just 59 yards of offense the fewest of any FBS team in Week 1 -- and limited Massachusetts to just three first downs and an average of 1.3 yards per play.
Special teams: Brandon McManus, K/P, Temple. McManus scored 11 points and averaged 44.2 yards on two punts to help Temple in a 41-10 win over Villanova. McManus made field goals of 24 and 31 yards, was 5-for-5 on PATs and set Temple’s school record with the 47th and 48th field goals of his career.
Weekly Honor Roll
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Bridgewater went 19-of-21 for 232 yards before coming out in the third quarter of a 32-14 win against Kentucky.
Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville. Pryor Had a career-high nine tackles with two forced fumbles against Kentucky.
Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers. Greene had 14 tackles and a sack in a 24-12 win at Tulane. He helped hold Tulane to 8 yards rushing and 262 total yards.
DeDe Lattimore, LB, USF. Lattimore had 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and half a sack in a 34-13 win against Chattanooga.
Vaughn Carraway, S, Temple. Carraway had three tackles, a fumble recovery and a 57-yard interception return for a touchdown against Villanova.