Barnes' all-around brilliant day was capped off when he returned a Syracuse fumble for a 26 yard touchdown. That gave Barnes his second score of the day. The Sr. Scarlet Knight Defensive Back also contributed three tackles on an afternoon that saw Rutgers win at the Carrier Dome for the first time since 1986.
Barnes' [Miami Carol City HS, Miami, FL] becomes the second Scarlet Knight to win the Big East Special Teams Player of The Week award this year joining fellow teammate Willie Foster. Foster has won the award twice this year.
Additionally, Rutgers LB Devraun Thompson was named to the Weekly Honor Roll.
Defensive Player of the Week
Mike Lorello, West Virginia, S, SR., 6-1, 200, Powell, Ohio/Worthington-Kilbourne
Weekly Honor Roll
Bradley Glatthaar, Cincinnati, RB
Michael Bush, Louisville, RB
Joshua Tinch, Louisville, WR
Tyler Palko, Pittsburgh, QB
Devraun Thompson, Rutgers, LB
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