AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Casey Cochran • Fr. • QB • UConn
Cochran threw for a school-record 461 yards with four touchdowns in the Huskies’ 45-10 win against Memphis to close the regular season. He completed 36 of 54 passes and broke the previous school record of 445 yards, set by Dan Orlovsky against Syracuse in 2004. Cochran went 3-1 as UConn’s starting quarterback, throwing for 1,293 yards and 11 touchdowns to help the Huskies end the season on a three-game winning streak.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Clayton Geathers • Jr. • S • UCF
Geathers had a game- and team-high nine tackles to go with a forced fumble, an interception and a pass breakup to key UCF’s defense in a 17-13 win at SMU, helping the Knights win the outright American Athletic Conference title. Geathers, whose interception came midway through in the fourth quarter as the Mustangs looked to take a late lead, helped limit the SMU’s league-leading passing offense to 235 yards – 116 yards below its average. Geathers finished the regular season with 90 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass breakups.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chad Christen • Sr. • K • UConn
Christen scored nine points and was perfect on seven placements in cold and windy conditions to help UConn to a 45-10 win against Memphis. He hit a season-long 46-yard field goal in the third quarter to give the Huskies a 28-point lead and was 6-for-6 on PATs to help UConn close the season with three straight wins. Christen led UConn in scoring this season with 57 points.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Blake Bortles • Jr. • QB • UCF
Completed 24 of 35 passes for 242 yards and rushed for 31 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in a 17-13 win at SMU.
Geremy Davis • Jr. • WR • UConn
Had a school-record 15 receptions for 207 yards and a touchdown in a 45-10 win against Memphis.
Teddy Bridgewater • Jr. • QB • Louisville
Completed 23 of 37 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns, including two fourth-quarter TDs, in a 31-24 overtime win at Cincinnati.
DeVante Parker • Jr. • WR • Louisville
Had nine receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-24 overtime win at Cincinnati.
Paul James • So. • RB • Rutgers
Rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in a 31-6 win against USF.