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Top Performers in the Big East: Week 5

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OFFENSE

10. Tim Brown, WR, Rutgers

The less heralded Tim Brown caught seven Mike Teel passes for 72 yards and a touchdown in Rutgers' loss to Maryland.

9. Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers

Rice's statline was reduced to 21 carries for 100 yards and a score as the Scarlet Knights played catchup for most of the second half.

8. Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse

The talented sophomore caught five balls for 97 yards and a touchdown as Syracuse came back to Earth against Miami of Ohio.

7. Tyler Lorenzen, QB, Connecticut

Lorenzen was 17-of-26 through the air for 205 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and also ran for 44 yards as Uconn rolled to its fifth straight win.

6. Marcus Barnett, WR, Cincinnati

Barnett caught three passes for 88 yards and found the endzone twice for the second week in a row.

5. Brock Bolen, RB, Louisville

After missing two games and most of another with an injury, Bolen carried 18 times for a career-high 112 yards and a touchdown in Louisville's win over NC State.

4. Tiquan Underwood, WR, Rutgers

Underwood continued his sensational sophomore season by catching eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.

3. Dominick Goodman, WR, Cincinnati

Goodman was happy to see Ben Mauk back in the lineup as his QB found him seven times for 101 yards and two touchdowns.

2. Andre Dixon, RB, Connecticut

Dixon put forth his second big performance in three weeks by running accounting for 168 all-purpose yards (116 rushing, 52 receiving) and two touchdowns.

Offensive Player of the Week: Ben Mauk, QB, Cincinnati

Mauk proved his shoulder was just fine by going 17-of-23 for 257 yards and four touchdowns against San Diego State.

DEFENSE

10. Corey Smith, LB, Cincinnati

The still ailing Smith recorded seven tackles and a sack as Cincinnati ran its record to 5-0.

9. Eric Wicks, S, West Virginia

WVU's ever-blitzing senior safety notched four tackles, two tackles for loss, and both forced and recovered a fumble against South Florida.

8. Joe Fields, S, Syracuse

The Orange free safety made six tackles and picked off a pair of passes against Miami of Ohio.

7. Courtney Greene, S, Rutgers

Greene led the Scarlet Knights in tackles with 13, including .5 TFL.

6. George Selvie, DE, South Florida

The nation's leader in sacks and tackles for loss added to his lead by getting to the quarterback once and making two stops behind the line of scrimmage. He also made eight solo tackles.

5. Lamar Myles, LB, Louisville

Myles led the Cardinals' best defensive effort of the season by making a team-leading 11 tackles and recovering two fumbles.

4. Scott McKillop, LB, Pittsburgh

McKillop led the Big East in tackles this week with 15 and also broke up three passes.

3. Danny Lansanah, LB, Connecticut

Lansanah led the Huskies yet again with 13 tackles, including one sack and two tackles for loss.

2. Nate Allen, S, South Florida

Allen helped lead the Bulls' outstanding defensive effort against West Virginia by making a team-high 12 tackles, recovering a fumble, intercepting one pass, and breaking up another.

Defensive Player of the Week: Ben Moffitt, LB, South Florida

Moffitt became the second straight Bull to earn national defensive player of the week honors by making nine tackles, two tackles for loss, intercepting two passes and taking one 26-yards for a USF touchdown.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Art Carmody, K, Louisville

Carmody became the NCAA's all-time leader in extra points by connecting on the 227th and 228th of his career, and also drilled field goals of 27, 30 and 42 yards in U of L's 19-point win at NC State.

Freshman of the Week: Marcus Barnett, WR, Cincinnati

The redshirt freshman out of Upper Marlboro, Md. now has four touchdowns in his last two games.

Team of the Week: South Florida

The Bulls came through in the biggest game in the brief history of their program, and established themselves as the early leader to capture the Big East crown in the process.