TAMPA, Fla. -- USF sophomore punter Delbert Alvarado was named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Central Florida.
Alvarado made field goals of 33 and 34 yards and averaged 43.8 yards on six punts, pinning two inside the 15-yard line, in USF’s 64-12 win against Central Florida.
He hit a long punt of 55 yards, marking his fifth straight game with a punt of at least 50 yards.
Alvarado is the fourth Bull to receive weekly accolades. Ben Moffitt, George Selvie and Nate Allen were all named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on one occasion this season.
Selvie was named to this week's honor roll after posting four tackles for loss and one sack against UCF.
Sophomore QB Matt Grothe was also an honor selection after combining for 312 yards and four TD on Saturday.
BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brian Brohm, Sr., QB, Louisville - Louisville, Ky.
Brohm completed 28 of 38 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns as Louisville won 28-24 at 15th-ranked Cincinnati to end the Bearcats’ nine-game winning streak. Brohm tied a BIG EAST single-season record with his sixth 300-yard game and was 13-for-16 for 151 yards and a touchdown in the second half.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Joe Lefeged, RFr., FS, Rutgers -Germantown, Md.
Lefeged registered six tackles, including two sacks and a forced fumble, to lead Rutgers to a 38-14 road win against Syracuse. He also was credited with a quarterback hurry on a fourth-quarter interception, giving him a hand in both Rutgers takeaways.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Delbert Alvarado, So., K/P, USF - Tampa, Fla.
Alvarado made field goals of 33 and 34 yards and averaged 43.8 yards on six punts, pinning two inside the 15-yard line, in USF’s 64-12 win against Central Florida. He hit a long punt of 55 yards, marking his fifth straight game with a punt of at least 50 yards.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Corey Smith, LB, Cincinnati — Had a game-high 16 tackles in a 28-24 loss to Louisville.
Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut — Had a game-high 17 tackles, including three tackles for loss, in a 17-16 loss at Virginia.
Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers — Ran for 199 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries in a 38-14 win at Syracuse. Extended his streak to 13 consecutive games with at least one touchdown.
Matt Grothe, QB, USF — Completed 15 of 28 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 100 yards and two more scores in a 64-12 win against Central Florida.
George Selvie, DE, USF — Had five tackles, including four tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble in a 64-12 win against Central Florida.