Brohm receives Big East Player of the Week

University of Louisville junior quarterback Brian Brohm threw for over 300 yards in the Cardinals win at Temple on on Saturday. He earned Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance.

Louisville junior quarterback Brian Brohm, Pittsburgh senior linebacker H.B. Slades and Rutgers senior punter Joe Radigan earned BIG EAST Conference Weekly football honors on Monday, Sept. 11. Brohm was named the Offensive Player of the Week while Slades earned Defensive Player of the Week accolades. Rutgers senior punter Joe Radigan was named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week.

Brohm threw for 307 yards in Louisville's 62-0 win at Temple. The junior, who left the game early in the third quarter, completed 16-of-29 passes, including a 57-yard scoring toss to wideout Mario Urrutia. It was the sixth 300-yard game of Brohm's career. He leads the BIG EAST -- and is 15th nationally -- in total offense, averaging 280.5 yards per game.

Blades registered a game-high 14 tackles and recovered a fumble in Pitt's 33-15 victory at Cincinnati on Friday night. He helped the Panther defense limit the Bearcats to 35 yards rushing. In addition, he ranks second in the BIG EAST in tackles with 27. It marked the second straight week a Pitt linebacker has earned the honors.

Radigan averaged 50.5 yards on four punts, including a school record 78-yard boot, in the Scarlet Knights' 33-0 blanking of Illinois Radigan helped keep the Illini in poor field position. Two of his punts were inside the 20. Illinois did not get out of its own territory for the entire game.

Weekly Honor Roll

Derek Kinder, Pittsburgh WR
Caught three balls for172 yards, including TDs of 80 and 55 vs. Cincinnati.

Ray Rice, Rutgers, RB
Gained 108 yards on 23 carries and scored one TD in victory over Illinois.

Taurus Johnson, USF, WR
Ran for one TD and caught game-winner with 2:30 left in win over Fla. Int.

George Selvie, USF, DE
Made nine tackles, including nine for loss and two sacks, against Fla. Int.

Brendan Carney, Syracuse, P
Saved bad snap for tieing FG and averaged 46.9 in seven punts vs. Iowa.


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