Bearcats Pick Up Big East Honors
Dustin Grutza
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Posted Sep 17, 2007
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Dustin Grutza goes from "Man up Next" to Big East Offensive Player of the Week. Here is the official release from the Big East. Joining Grutza is DeAngelo Smith on the Honor Roll.

BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS

 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Dustin Grutza, Jr., QB, Cincinnati

Maysville, Ky.

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

Johnny Dingle, Sr., DE, West Virginia

Miami, Fla.

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

Tony Ciaravino, Jr., K, Connecticut

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).

Harry Douglas, WR, Louisville — 13 receptions for a school-record 223 yards and one touchdown in a 40-34 loss to Kentucky.

LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh — 25 carries, 172 yards and a 64-yard touchdown in a 17-13 loss at Michigan State.

Mike Teel, QB, Rutgers — 8-for-15, 269 yards, three TD passes, playing the first half of a 59-0 win against Norfolk State.

Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia — 26 carries for 137 yards and three TDs in 31-14 win at Maryland.



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