BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Grutza learned he would start at quarterback against Miami (Ohio) 25 minutes before kickoff and he responded by completing 25 of 35 passes for a career-high 290 yards and touchdown passes of six and 13 yards in the Bearcats' 47-10 win. He added 16 rushing yards to finish with 306 yards of total offense for Cincinnati, which improved to 3-0.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dingle recovered a fumble on Maryland's first offensive play to begin a day in which he finished with six tackles, including five solo stops, a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss in West Virginia's 31-14 win against the Terps.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Boca Raton, Fla.
Ciaravino accounted for 10 points in a 22-17 win against Temple that improved the Huskies to 3-0 for the first time since 1998. He was 3-for-3 on field goals, including a 50-yard kick that gave Connecticut a lead in the third quarter.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
DeAngelo Smith, CB, Cincinnati — Scored on a 59-yard interception return and had four tackles and a pass breakup in the 47-10 win at Miami (Ohio).
Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia — 26 carries for 137 yards and three TDs in 31-14 win at Maryland.