The BIG EAST Conference has named Rutgers quarterback Chas Dodd, Scarlet Knight kicker San San Te and Syracuse strong safety Max Suter the winners of the conference's weekly football honors for the week-ending Oct. 9.
Dodd, who was chosen as BIG EAST Player of the Week, made his first career start in Rutgersâ€™ BIG EAST opener against Connecticut and led Rutgers to a 27-24, come-from-behind win against the Huskies. He threw for 322 yards â€“ the most by a BIG EAST player this season â€“ and completed 18 of 29 passes with two touchdowns. Dodd engineered two scoring drives in the final four minutes to bring the Scarlet Knights back from a 24-17 fourth-quarter deficit.
Suter, named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, was the catalyst of a Syracuse defense that limited USF to 219 yards of offense and had two interceptions and four sacks in the Orangeâ€™s 13-9 win in Tampa. Suter had a game-high eight tackles, including three tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble to help Syracuse to its first 4-1 start since 1999.
Te, the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week, scored nine points and kicked two field goals, including a 34-yard attempt with 13 seconds left to cap Rutgersâ€™ 27-24, come-from-behind win against Connecticut in the Scarlet Knightsâ€™ BIG EAST opener. Te also made a 28-yard field goal in the second quarter and moved into third place on Rutgersâ€™ career field goals chart (39). OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chas Dodd Fr. QB Rutgers Lyman, S.C. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Max Suter Sr. SS Syracuse Ruffs Dale, Pa. SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
San San Te Jr. K Rutgers Conover, N.C. WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati â€” Rushed for 197 yards and a touchdown on just 10 first-half carries in a 45-3 win against Miami (Ohio).
Darius Ashley, CB, Louisville â€” Had seven tackles and two sacks in a 56-0 win against Memphis.
Bilal Powell, RB, Louisville â€” Rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in a 56-0 win against Memphis.
Manny Abreu, LB, Rutgers â€” Had a career-high 10 tackles with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble in a 27-24 win against Connecticut.
Brad Starks, WR, West Virginia â€” Had four receptions for 100 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-10 win against UNLV.