Louisville running back Senorise Perry has been named Big East Offensive Player of the Week following his four touchdown performance over the weekend at Pitt. He is the first Cardinal to earn the distinction this season.
Here's the word from the league:
The BIG EAST Conference has named Louisville running back Senorise Perry, Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene and Temple kicker/punter Brandon McManus the winners of the league's weekly football honors for games of Oct. 13.
Perry was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he rushed for 101 yards and four touchdowns on just 12 carries to help Louisville remain unbeaten with a 45-35 win at Pittsburgh in the Cardinals' BIG EAST opener. Perry scored three touchdowns in the second half, including a 59-yard run in the fourth quarter that gave Louisville a 17-point lead with 2:25 remaining. Perry, who turned in his second consecutive 100-yard performance, is the leading scorer in the BIG EAST this season with an average of 9.0 points per game.
Greene, who was chosen as the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week Sunday, added BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week accolades after he had a game-high 14 tackles with 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception in Rutgers' 23-15 win against Syracuse, keeping the Scarlet Knights unbeaten on the season. He led a defense that limited Syracuse to 62 rushing yards and forced four Orange turnovers.
McManus was named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week after he helped Temple to its first 2-0 start in BIG EAST play in the Owls' 17-14 overtime win at Connecticut. He hit a 29-yard field goal in overtime to end the game, scored five points, averaged 42.6 yards on eight punts and put all three of his kickoffs in the end zone. McManus leads the BIG EAST in punting (44.9 avg.) and is third in the conference in scoring, second among kickers, at 7.8 ppg.
In addition to Perry's award, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was also named to the league's weekly honor roll for the fourth time this season.