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PROVIDENCE, R.I. --
The BIG EAST Conference has named Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, West Virginia defensive tackle Julian Miller and West Virginia safety Eain Smith the winners of the conference's weekly football honors for the week-ending Nov. 12.
Sanu was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he had 13 receptions for 129 yards to key Rutgers’ 27-12 win against Army and set school and conference records in the process. With 94 receptions on the season, Sanu broke the BIG EAST single-season record of 92 catches, which was held by Pittsburgh’s Larry Fitzgerald since 2003. He also broke Kenny Britt’s school record of 87 catches set in 2008. Sanu ranks second nationally in receptions, averaging 9.4 catches per game this season.
Miller was tabbed as BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after he had seven tackles, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown as West Virginia scored a 24-21 win at No. 23/18 Cincinnati. Miller leads all active BIG EAST players in career sacks (23.5) and tackles for loss (36.5).
Smith was named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week after he had four tackles, including one tackle for loss on defense, in West Virginia’s win at Cincinnati, but made the biggest play of the game on special teams. Smith blocked the Bearcats’ bid for the tying field goal as time expired to seal the Mountaineers’ win and bring West Virginia with a half-game of the Bearcats in the BIG EAST standings.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mohamed Sanu • Jr. • WR • Rutgers • South Brunswick, N.J.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Julian Miller • Sr. • DT • West Virginia • Columbus, Ohio
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Eain Smith• Sr. • S • West Virginia • Miramar, Fla.
Hakeem Smith • So. • S • Louisville • Jonesboro, Ga.
Had a career-high 13 tackles, including 10 solo stops, in a 21-14 loss to Pittsburgh.
Tino Sunseri • Sr. • QB • Pittsburgh • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Completed 16 of 22 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown and ran for the game-winning TD in a 21-14 win at Louisville.
Khaseem Greene • Jr. • LB • Rutgers • Elizabeth, N.J.
Had a team-high 13 tackles in a 27-12 win against Army.
B.J. Daniels • Jr. • QB • USF • Tallahassee, Fla.
Had 371 yards of total offense in a 37-17 win at Syracuse. Completed 23 of 34 passes for 254 yards and rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.
Stedman Bailey • So. • WR • West Virginia • Miramar, Fla.
Had six receptions for 104 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown catch, in a 24-21 win at Cincinnati. Had his seventh 100-yard game of the season.