Congratulations to Bridgeport’s Trevardo Williams and to Chad Christen, who were just named the Big East’s Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.
Here’s the Big East release:
BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tino Sunseri • Sr. • QB • Pittsburgh • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sunseri completed 21 of 39 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns to help Pittsburgh to a 27-6 win against No. 21/19 Rutgers, keeping the Panthers alive for bowl eligibility. Facing a defense that led the BIG EAST with 15 interceptions, Sunseri extended his streak to 245 consecutive passes without an INT —a streak that began Sept. 22 and has spanned eight games.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Trevardo Williams • Sr. • DE • Connecticut • Bridgeport, Conn.
Williams had seven tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks to key Connecticut’s defensive effort in the Huskies’ 23-20 triple-overtime win at No. 19/18 Louisville, keeping the Huskies in contention for bowl eligibility. He helped Connecticut hold Louisville to just 27 rushing yards, while the 20 points scored by Louisville were the fewest for the Cardinals this season. Williams has 30.5 sacks in his career, which puts him first among all active BIG EAST players and second among active players nationally.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chad Christen • Jr. • K • Connecticut • Etters, Pa.
Christen scored 11 points, going 3-for-3 on field goal attempts and 2-for-2 on PATs to help Connecticut to a 23-20 triple-overtime win at No. 19/18 Louisville, giving the Huskies their second win against a top-25 team in school history. Christen hit a 39-yard field goal in the first quarter and a 37-yard kick in the first overtime period before he ended the game with a 30-yard field goal in the third OT.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Greg Blair • Sr. • LB • Cincinnati • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Had 14 tackles, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble in a 27-10 win against USF.
George Winn • Sr. • RB • Cincinnati • Southfield, Mich.
Rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in a 27-10 win against USF.
Teddy Bridgewater • So. • QB • Louisville • Miami, Fla.
Completed 30 of 53 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in a 23-20 loss to Connecticut in triple-overtime.
Aaron Donald • Jr. • DE • Pittsburgh • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Had seven tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack in a 27-6 win against No. 21/19 Rutgers.
Keon Lyn • Jr. • CB • Syracuse • Miramar, Fla.
Had two fourth-quarter interceptions, including a 31-yard return for a touchdown, in a 38-20 win at Temple.