PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The BIG EAST Conference has named Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib, Syracuse safety Mike Holmes and Rutgers cornerback Brandon Bing the winners of the conference's first weekly football honors of the 2010 season.
Nassib was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he had 287 yards of total offense and threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes in his first career start to lead Syracuse to a 29-3 win at Akron. He completed 17 of 27 passes for 229 yards, rushed for 58 yards on nine attempts and completed passes to seven different receivers.
Holmes was chosen as BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after he had a team-high six tackles with one sack to lead a Syracuse defense that limited Akron to just three points and 166 yards of offense in the win against the Zips. Holmes also scored a touchdown on a 57-yard blocked field goal return in the third quarter.
Bing, who was tabbed BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week, keyed the Scarlet Knights’ 31-0 win against Norfolk State by blocking two punts to set up Rutgers scoring plays. His first block set up the opening field goal that gave Rutgers the only points it would need while his second was returned for a touchdown in the third quarter. Bing also finished with four tackles.
BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ryan Nassib • Jr. • QB • Syracuse • West Chester, Pa.
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mike Holmes • Sr. • FS • Syracuse • Jacksonville, Fla.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon Bing • Sr. • CB • Rutgers • Wyncote, Pa.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Bilal Powell, RB, Louisville —
Ran for a career-high 153 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown, on 16 carries in a 23-16 loss to Kentucky.
Alex Silvestro, DE, Rutgers —
Had five tackles, a sack and four tackles for loss in a 31-0 win against Norfolk State. Led a defense that held Norfolk State to 25 rushing yards and an 0-for-12 showing on third down conversions.
B.J. Daniels, QB, USF —
Completed 15 of 22 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns in a 59-14 win against Stony Brook.
Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia —
Ran for 111 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in a 31-0 win against Coastal Carolina. Moved into eighth place on the BIG EAST’s career rushing chart (3,492 yards). VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Gregg Pugnetti, P, West Virginia —
Averaged 49.2 yards on six punts with a long punt of 71 yards in a 31-0 win against Coastal Carolina. Downed two punts on the 1-yard line to help keep the Chanticleers out of the red zone for the game.