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Top Performers in the Big East: Week 7

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OFFENSE

10. Patrick Carter, WR, Louisville

Carter makes the list for the second consecutive weeks after hauling in five balls for 59 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

9. Mike Teel, QB, Rutgers

Tell got back on track after two less than stellar performances by hitting on 20-of-29 passes for 310 yards and two scores against Syracuse.

8. Marcus Barnett, WR, Cincinnati

Barnett continued his scoring splurge by finding the endzone twice on a day where he caught five passes for 83 yards.

7. Taurus Johnson, WR, South Florida

Johnson was Matt Grothe's favorite against Central Florida, catching six passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns.

6. LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh

In spite of his coaching staff, McCoy managed to carry the ball 32 times for 169 yards and three TD's.

5. Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers

The explosive sophomore broke out for 176 yards and a touchdown on six catches.

4. Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers

Rice found the endzone for the 13th consecutive game, rushing for 199 yards and three scores on 36 carries.

3. Dominick Goodman, WR, Cincinnati

Goodman abused the Louisville secondary, making 11 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown.

2. Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville

Brohm played arguably his best game as a Cardinal, completing 28-of-38 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns as U of L upset Cincinnati.

Offensive Player of the Week: Matt Grothe, QB, South Florida

Grothe led No. 2 South Florida's blowout of UCF by  throwing for 212 yards and two touchdowns, and rushing for 113 yards and two more.

DEFENSE

10. Lamar Myles, LB, Louisville

Myles led U of L's best defensive performance to date by racking up a team-high 12 tackles.

9. Jamaal Westerman, DE, Rutgers

Westerman made just three tackles, but two were behind the line of scrimmage` on Syracuse quarterback Andrew Robinson.

8. Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida

USF's shutdown corner made six tackles, one TFL and intercepted a pass as the Bulls stayed unbeaten.

7. Scott McKillop, LB, Pittsburgh

McKillop again led the Panthers in tackles with 14.

6. Terrill Byrd, DT, Cincinnati

Byrd made eight tackles, two tackles for loss, and sacked Brian Brohm once.

5. Danah Deleston, S, Connecticut

The Uconn safety made nine tackles and picked off a pass in the Huskies' one-point loss to Virginia.

4. Joe Lefeged, S, Rutgers

Lefeged made six tackles, two sacks and forced a fumble as the Scarlet Knights rolled on the road over Syracuse.

3. Corey Smith, LB, Cincinnati

Smith was all over the field Saturday night, and finished the game with a team-best 16 tackles.

2. George Selvie, DE, South Florida

The nation's leader in sacks and tackles for loss was at it again, notching four TFL, one sack, and forcing a fumble.

Defensive Player of the Week: Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut

Wilson was again tremendous, making 17 tackles and three tackles for loss in a strong defensive effort against Virginia.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Delbert Alvarado, K/P, South Florida

Alvarado connected on field goals from 33 and 34 yards out, and hit six punts for an average of 45.8 yards with a long of 55.

Freshman of the Week: Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut

The redshirt freshman continues to make the most of unexpected playing time.

Team of the Week: Louisville

U of L's win at Cincinnati means that they still control their own destiny in the Big East title race.


And now an updated look at your top overall performers through seven weeks. Again, the tiebreaker is overall number of appearances on the list.

OFFENSE

  1. Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville (43 points)
  2. Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers (27 points)
  3. Pat White, QB, West Virginia (23 points)
  4. Harry Douglas, WR, Louisville (22 points)
  5. Matt Grothe, QB, South Florida (22 points)
  6. Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia (21 points)
  7. LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh (20 points)
  8. Tiquan Underwood, WR, Rutgers (19 points)
  9. Dominick Goodman, WR, Cincinnati (16 points)
  10. Ben Mauk, QB, Cincinnati (14 points)
DEFENSE
  1. George Selvie, DE, South Florida (37 points)
  2. Scott McKillop, LB, Pittsburgh (24 points)
  3. Lamar Myles, LB, Louisville (23 points)
  4. Haruki Nakamura, S, Cincinnati (19 points)
  5. Nate Allen, S, South Florida (19 points)
  6. Danny Lansanah, LB, Connecticut (18 points)
  7. Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut (18 points)
  8. Ben Moffitt, LB, South Florida (17 points)
  9. Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati (16 points)
  10. Johnny Dingle, DE, West Virginia (15 points)