The BIG EAST Conference has named USF punter Justin Brockhaus-Kann as the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week and named true freshman Bobby Eveld to the weekly honor roll for their performance in the Bulls thrilling 23-20 overtime win over Miami. Connecticut running back Jordan Todman and West Virginia cornerback Brandon Hogan were also winners of the conference's weekly football honors for the week-ending Nov. 27
Brockhaus-Kann was named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week after helping tilt the field of play in favor of USF during the 23-20 overtime win at Miami. He averaged 41.0 yards on 10 punts, hitting two punts of 50 yards or more and dropping two inside the 20-yard line. He helped limit Miami’s punt return unit to just 28 total yards on seven returns.
True freshman quarterback Bobby Eveld came into the game at halftime to replace an injured starter B.J. Daniels, and was a big part in helping lead the Bulls to their first-ever win over in-state rival Miami, 23-20, in overtime. The Bulls’ true freshman quarterback came off the bench, completed 8-15 passes for 120 yards, helped lead the team down the field in the final two minutes of regulation, and scored the tying touchdown on a quarterback keeper for the game-winning score in overtime.
Jordan Todman was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries to lead Connecticut to a 38-17 win against Cincinnati. Todman scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to break open what had been a one-possession game and put Connecticut in the driver’s seat in the BIG EAST race.
Brandon Hogan was tabbed as BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after he had a hand in two first-half turnovers to lead West Virginia to a 35-10 win at Pittsburgh. Hogan had a 53-yard interception return to the 2-yard line on the first series to set up the Mountaineers’ first touchdown of the day and he added a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the second quarter. Hogan finished with six tackles as part of a West Virginia defense that has not allowed more than 21 points in a game this season.
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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jordan Todman • Jr. • RB • Connecticut • North Dartmouth, Mass.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon Hogan • Sr. • CB • West Virginia • Manasses, Va.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Justin Brockhaus-Kann • So. • P • USF • Winter Springs, Fla.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Kendall Reyes, DE, Connecticut — Had 2.5 tackles for loss and set up a touchdown with a 79-yard interception return in a 38-17 win against Cincinnati.
Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville — Had two interceptions, three pass breakups and two tackles in a 40-13 win at Rutgers.
Bilal Powell, RB, Louisville — Rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and had two touchdown receptions totaling 28 yards in a 40-13 win at Rutgers.
Bobby Eveld, QB, USF — Came off the bench in the second half to complete 8 of 15 passes for 120 yards and scored the tying touchdown with two minutes left in regulation in a 23-20 overtime win at Miami (Fla.).
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia — Completed 9 of 12 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in a 35-10 win at Pittsburgh