Grutza, a redshirt freshman from Maysville, Kentucky, passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as the Bearcats defeated Eastern Michigan 28-26 on Thursday night. On the night he completed 17 of 26 passes for 176 yards in his first college game. He also rushed for 49 yards and scored on a 21-yard run.
On Defense, another Big East newcomer earned Big East honors.
Elvis Dumervile powered the Louisville defense during their victory over In-State-Rival Kentucky. Dumervil recorded a school-record six sacks as the Cardinals defeated the Wildcats 31-24.
Congrats to all three for this special honor.