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Adrian Bushell Named Big East Defensive Player Of The Week

Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Congratulations to Adrian Bushell who became the first Louisville player to earn one of the Big East's major weekly awards (it's a major award!) in 2012 when he was named Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

The BIG EAST Conference has named Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova, Louisivlle cornerback Adrian Bushell and Temple kicker/punter Brandon McManus the winners of the conference's weekly football honors for the week-ending Sept. 22.

Nova was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he helped Rutgers improve to 4-0 with the best performance of his career in the Scarlet Knights' 35-26 win at Arkansas. He completed 25 of 35 passes for 397 yards and five touchdowns against the Razorbacks, establishing career highs in completions, yards and touchdown passes. He threw three touchdown passes in the second half, including two that answered Arkansas scoring drives. Nova has helped Rutgers to its first 4-0 start since the 2006 season.

Bushell was tabbed as BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after he helped Louisville remain unbeaten with his effort in the Cardinals' 28-21 win at Florida International. He had a team-high seven tackles to go with 0.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup to lead a defense that held the Golden Panthers to 326 yards of offense and 198 passing yards.

Perhaps more impressive than Bushell's nod is the fact that Teddy Bridgewater was named to the league's Weekly Honor Roll for the fourth time in as many weeks.

Teddy Bridgewater • So. • QB • Louisville • Miami, Fla.
Completed 19 of 36 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-21 win at Florida International.

I'm actually rooting against Teddy to pick up Offensive Player of the Week honors at this point just because I want to see this streak persist. I'm not sure what the record for consecutive honor roll appearances is, but I would guess that four is at least close to it.

Let's go for all 12. Dream for just below the best consistency or don't dream at all.