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Top Performers in the Big East: Week 11

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OFFENSE

10. Jabu Lovelace, QB, Rutgers

Lovelace stepped in for the injured Mike Teel and rushed 23 times for 88 yards and two touchdowns. He also completed two passes for 28 yards.

9. Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville

Completed 27-of-46 passes for 345 yards and a pair of scores in a losing effort.

8. Darius Reynaud, WR, West Virginia

Pat White's go-to-guy hauled in 6 passes for 79 yards, and found the endzone twice.

7. Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse

Williams continued his quietly productive season by catching eight passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.

6. Matt Grothe, QB, South Florida

Grothe bounced back from a shaky performance a week ago by completing 15-of-22 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns, and rushing for 73 yards and another score.

5. Dominick Goodman, WR, Cincinnati

Goodman had another monster afternoon, making eight catches totaling 127 yards and scoring a touchdown.

4. Mike Ford, RB, South Florida

The USF freshman carried 28 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns as the Bulls routed Syracuse.

3. Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers

Rice continued his push for BE offensive POY by rushing for 244 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries.

2. Ben Mauk, QB, Cincinnati

Despite going up against the vaunted Connecticut defense, Mauk completed 21-of-33 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns, and scored another touchdown on the ground.

Offensive Player of the Week: Pat White, QB, West Virginia

Carried his team to victory by accounting for three touchdowns - including the game-winner - and 343 yards of total offense.

DEFENSE

10. John Holmes, LB, West Virginia

The man with the unfortunate name (he was an awful congressman) forced a fumble and notched a sack in WVU's win over Louisville.

9. Brandon Renkart, LB, Rutgers

Made only one tackle, but recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass in RU's blowout win over Army.

8. Danny Lansanah, LB, Connecticut

Uconn's man in the middle made eight tackles, one TFL and broke up a pass as the Huskies tasted Big East defeat for the first time this season.

7. Ron Girault, S, Rutgers

Led the Scarlet Knights with five solo tackles, and also forced two fumbles.

6. Lamar Myles, LB, Louisville

Myles again led Louisville with 13 tackles, and made .5 tackles for loss and forced a fumble.

5. Maurice Mitchell, DE, Louisville

Mitchell recorded six tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and forced a fumble in the Cardinals' loss at West Virginia.

4. George Selvie, DE, South Florida

It was just another day at the office for Selvie, who made three tackles for loss and one sack against Syracuse.

3. Joe Fields, S, Syracuse

Fields makes the list for the second time this season after making a game-high 15 tackles, one tackle for loss, and intercepting a pass and returning it 28 yards.

2. Anthony Hoke, DE, Cincinnati

The senior made three sacks for a total loss of 25 yards and broke up a pass as the Bearcats held Connecticut to three points.

Defensive Player of the Week: Eric Wicks, S, West Virginia

Wicks made the most of his last game against Louisville, making five tackles, intercepting a pass, and returning a Brian Brohm fumble 44 yards for a touchdown.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Kevin Huber, P, Cincinnati

Huber continued his stellar season by punting seven times for an average of 48.7 yards with a long of 55 against Connecticut. He also stuck two kicks inside the 20-yard line.

Freshman of the Week: Mike Ford, RB, South Florida

Ford hasn't had quite as big an impact as some were predicting, but he's shown glimpses of brilliance that have to have USF fans excited about the future.

Team of the Week: Cincinnati

The Bearcats' win over Connecticut means that this weekend's game against West Virginia has conference title implications for both teams.


And now an updated look at your top overall performers through 11 weeks. The tiebreaker, as always, is total number of appearances on the list.

OFFENSE

  1. Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers (56 points)
  2. Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville (50 points)
  3. Pat White, QB, West Virginia (44 points)
  4. LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh (41 points)
  5. Matt Grothe, QB, South Florida (40 points)
  6. Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia (33 points)
  7. Tiquan Underwood, WR, Rutgers (32 points)
  8. Ben Mauk, QB, Cincinnati (32 points)
  9. Andre Dixon, RB, Connecticut (31 points)
  10. Harry Douglas, WR, Louisville (25 points)
DEFENSE
  1. George Selvie, DE, South Florida (57 points)
  2. Danny Lansanah, LB, Connecticut (38 points)
  3. Scott McKillop, LB, Pittsburgh (34 points)
  4. Lamar Myles, LB, Louisville (31 points)
  5. Haruki Nakamura, S, Cincinnati (29 points)
  6. Ben Moffitt, LB, South Florida (23 points)
  7. Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati (23 points)
  8. Scott Lutrus, LB, Connecticut (22 points)
  9. Mortty Ivy, LB, West Virginia (19 points)
  10. Nate Allen, S, South Florida (19 points)