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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The BIG EAST Conference has named Cincinnati wide receiver Anthony McClung, Pittsburgh linebacker Brandon Lindsey and West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin the winners of the final conference weekly football honors of the 2011 season.
McClung was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he had eight catches for a career-high 142 yards with two touchdowns to help Cincinnati to a 35-27 win against Connecticut, giving the Bearcats a share of their third BIG EAST title in the last four years. McClung had touchdown receptions of 13 and 31 yards, giving him a team-high five touchdown receptions in the regular season.
Lindsey was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after he had a hand in three turnovers to lead Pittsburgh to a 33-20 win against Syracuse, making the Panthers bowl-eligible. Lindsey finished the game with six tackles, a sack, an interception, two forced fumbles and three quarterback hurries to lead a defense that forced six Syracuse turnovers. Lindsey finished the regular season with 8.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss.
Austin, who was tabbed as BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week, had 208 all-purpose yards, including 141 yards on three kickoff returns, to help West Virginia to a 30-27 win at USF, giving the Mountaineers a share of their record seventh BIG EAST championship. Austin returned a third-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, giving him two TDs on kickoff returns this season. He also had a team-high seven receptions for 54 yards and added a 30-yard punt return for the Mountaineers.
BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Anthony McClung • So. • WR • Cincinnati • Indianapolis, Ind.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon Lindsey • Sr. • LB • Pittsburgh • Aliquippa, Pa.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tavon Austin • Jr. • WR • West Virginia • Baltimore, Md.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Derek Wolfe • Sr. • DT • Cincinnati • Lisbon, Ohio
Had 10 tackles, 2.5 sacks and five tackles for loss in a 35-27 win against Connecticut.
Dave Teggart • Sr. • K • Connecticut • Northborough, Mass.
Scored 13 points, going 4-for-4 on field goal attempts with makes of 35, 45, 53 and 43 yards, in a 35-27 loss at Cincinnati.
Kevin Harper • Jr. • K • Pittsburgh • Mentor, Ohio
Scored 15 points, including field goals of 37, 36, 36 and 47 yards, in a 33-20 win against Syracuse.
Stedman Bailey • So. • WR • West Virginia • Miramar, Fla.
Had seven receptions for 80 yards, including a pivotal 26-yard catch on fourth down in the game-winning drive, in a 30-27 win at USF.
Najee Goode • Sr. • LB • West Virginia • Cleveland, Ohio
Had seven tackles, a tackle for loss and a key forced fumble in the fourth quarter in a 30-27 win at USF.