Providence, R.I. – On Monday the BIG EAST Conference named USF wide receiver Andre Davis the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and linebacker Sam Barrington earned a spot on the honor roll for their performance in the Bulls big comeback road win over the Wolfpack. Cincinnati defensive end Walter Stewart and Rutgers cornerback Brandon Jones were also winners of the conference's weekly football honors following Week 2.
Bulls’ sophomore receiver Andre Davis was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he set school records with 12 receptions and 191 receiving yards and hauled in two long touchdown catches to help lead USF to a 32-31 comeback win at Nevada. Davis’ 56-yard catch-and-run for a score with 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter gave USF its only lead of the game, finishing the comeback from an 11-point deficit with less than three minutes remaining. Davis also had a 51-yard score in the first quarter. Davis’ 191 receiving yards are the third-most by an FBS player in the young season.
USF senior linebacker Sam Barrington was named to the honor roll after recording eight tackles, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup in a 32-31 win at Nevada.
Big East weekly Winners
BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Andre Davis • So. • WR • USF • Tampa, Fla.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Walter Stewart • Sr. • DE • Cincinnati • Ashville, Ohio
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon Jones • Sr. • CB • Rutgers • Sicklerville, N.J.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Munchie Legaux • Jr. • QB • Cincinnati • New Orleans, La.
Completed 14 of 28 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 117 yards on just six carries in a 34-10 win against Pittsburgh.
Teddy Bridgewater • So. • QB • Louisville • Miami, Fla.Completed 30 of 39 passes for a career-high 344 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-7 win against Missouri State.
Jamal Merrell • Jr. • LB • Rutgers • Bear, Del.
Had 14 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss, in a 26-0 win against Howard, helping hold the Bison to just 149 yards of offense.
Sam Barrington • Sr. • LB • USF • Jacksonville, Fla.Had eight tackles, a pass breakup and two forced fumbles in a 32-31 win at Nevada.
Ryan Nassib • Sr. • QB • Syracuse • West Chester, Pa.
Threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns on 30-of-46 passing in a 42-29 loss to No. 2 Southern California. Set school’s career completions record (572). Click here for more info or to share your thoughts with other USF insiders -- get the inside scoop!