Here are the Big East players of the week, as announced by the league office:
Offense: Andre Davis, WR, USF. Davis set school records with 12 receptions and 191 yards receiving, and delivered two long touchdown catches to help USF to a 32-31, come-from-behind win at Nevada. His 56-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown with 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter gave USF its only lead of the game, capping a comeback from an 11-point deficit with less than three minutes remaining. Davis also had a 51-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. Davis’ 191 receiving yards are the third-most by an FBS player in the young season.
Defense: Walter Stewart, DE, Cincinnati. Stewart led a Bearcat defense that kept Pittsburgh out of the end zone until 34 seconds remained in the game, helping Cincinnati to a 34-10 win. Stewart had nine tackles to go with 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble that led to a touchdown.
Special teams: Brandon Jones, CB, Rutgers. Jones scored on a 6-yard blocked punt return in the second quarter to put the Scarlet Knights ahead 13-0 over Howard. It was Rutgers’ third blocked kick of the 2012 season and it came one week after Jones’ interception return for a touchdown in the season-opening win at Tulane.
Weekly Honor Roll
Munchie Legaux, QB, Cincinnati. Went 14-of-28 for 205 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 117 yards on six carries against Pitt.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Went 30-of-39 for a career-high 344 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-7 win against Missouri State.
Jamal Merrell, LB, Rutgers. Had 14 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss against Howard, helping hold the Bison to just 149 yards of offense.
Sam Barrington, LB, USF. Had eight tackles, a pass breakup and two forced fumbles against Nevada.
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse. Threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns on 30-of-46 passing in a 42-29 loss to No. 2 USC. Nassib also set the school’s career completions record (572).