Bogan & McKenzie Earn BIG EAST Honors

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Posted Nov 24, 2008


USF WR Dontavia Bogan earned Big East Special Teams Player of the Week after racking up 135 yards on two returns . Also LB Tyrone McKenzie was named to the honor roll for his performance against UCONN Sunday. West Virginia quarterback Pat White and Syracuse defensive tackle Arthur Jones were also chosen as the recipients of the Conference's football accolades.

The morning after the Bulls Sunday night 17-13 win over UCONN, Bulls WR Dontavia Bogan was named the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week and LB Tyrone McKenzie was named to the weekly honor roll for his performance.

 

Bogan racked up 135 yards on just two kickoff returns during USF’s 17-13 win against Connecticut, and set the USF single game record for return average of 67.5. His 64-yard return of the opening kickoff set up the Bull’s first touchdown by Benjamin Williams. Bogan also had a 73-yard return in the second quarter, but the Bulls squandered the great field position after a Grothe interception. After his two returns, the Huskies didn’t kick to Bogan the rest of the game.

Besides setting the single record for returns, Bogan also set a new USF single season record for kickoff return yardage of 652, breaking the 9-year old record of 578 yards that was set in 1999 by DeAndrew Rubin. Bogan also set a new record for returns with 25, eclipsing the record of 25 set by Jerome Murphy last season.

 

USF senior linebacker Tyrone McKenzie was named to the BIG EAST Honor roll after leading the Bulls with 16 tackles, with three tackles for losses, and was all over the field Sunday night against the Huskies.

 

BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS

 

BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Pat White • Sr. • QB • West Virginia

White had a hand in all five touchdowns, accounted for 322 yards of total offense and set NCAA and BIG EAST records in leading West Virginia to a 35-21 win at Louisville. He ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns, becoming the NCAA’s career leader for rushing yards by a quarterback (4,292 yards). White also completed 6-of-11 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

 

BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Arthur Jones • Jr. • DT • Syracuse

Jones led a Syracuse defense that limited Notre Dame to just 41 rushing yards in the Orange’s 24-23 win at Notre Dame Stadium. He had a game-high 15 tackles — the most by a BIG EAST down lineman this season — including four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

 

BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Dontavia Bogan • So. • WR • USF

Bogan gained 135 yards on just two kickoff returns to help USF to a 17-13 win against Connecticut. He set up the Bulls’ first touchdown with a 64-yard return of the opening kickoff and also had a 73-yard return. 

 

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL

Connor Barwin, DE, Cincinnati
— Had three sacks for losses of 22 yards to go with six tackles in a 28-21 win against Pittsburgh.

Tony Pike, QB, Cincinnati — Completed 26 of 32 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-21 win against Pittsburgh.

Joe Lefeged, SS, Rutgers — Scored a touchdown on a 58-yard fumble return and had eight tackles with two fumble recoveries in a 30-3 win against Army. Led a defense that held Army to two passing yards.

Mike Teel, QB, Rutgers — Completed 23 of 33 passes for 359 yards and a touchdown, becoming Rutgers’ career passing (8,617 yards) and total offense (8,405) leader in a 30-3 win against Army.

Tyrone McKenzie, LB, USF — Had 16 tackles, including 15 solo stops and three tackles for loss, in a 17-13 win against Connecticut.



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