Big East Award for Rutgers' Meekins and Teel

West Virginia quarterback Patrick White, Rutgers defensive tackle Ramel Meekins and Louisville kicker Art Carmody received BIG EAST Conference weekly football honors on Monday. White was named this week's BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while Meekins earned Defensive Player of the Week accolades. Carmody was named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week.

White had a record-setting day for West Virginia in a 41-17 win over Syracuse on Oct. 14. He set a BIG EAST record for rushing yards in a game by a quarterback, totaling 247 yards on 15 carries (16.5 avg.). White also ran for four touchdowns (69, 40, 32, 12) to tie the league mark for rushing touchdowns in a game by a quarterback. In addition, he completed 12-of-19 for 99 yards.

In Rutgers' 34-0 victory at Navy on Oct. 14, Meekins posted 12 tackles, two sacks and three forced fumbles. He anchored a defense which held the nation's top rushing team (350.5) to 113 yards on 50 carries. Meekins and the Scarlet Knights handed Navy its first shutout since 2002. On Sunday, he was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week.

Carmody accounted for 11 of Louisville's 23 points in a 23-17 victory over Cincinnati on Oct. 14. He was 3-of-3 on field goal attempts, hitting from 32, 42 and 35 yards. Carmody also hit both of his PATs. For the season, he has connected on 11-of-12 field goal attempts.

The BIG EAST also announced its weekly honor roll on Monday. Among those honored were Connecticut running back Terry Caulley, Pittsburgh running back LaRod Stephens-Howling and linebacker H.B. Blades, Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel and West Virginia running back Steve Slaton.

FFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Patrick White, West Virginia, QB, So., 6-2, 190, Daphne, Ala./Daphne

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Ramel Meekins, Rutgers, DT, Sr., 6-0, 275, Westwood, N.J./Westwood

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Art Carmody, Louisville, K, Jr., 5-9, 180, Shreveport, La./Loyola College

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL:
Terry Caulley, Connecticut, RB, Sr.
135 yds rushing and a BIG EAST record 98-yd TD in 21-7 win over Army.
H.B. Blades, Pittsburgh, LB, Sr.
10 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery in 52-7 win at UCF.
LaRod Stephens-Howling, Pittsburgh, RB, So.
19 carries for 135 yds (7.1 avg) and 3 TD in 52-7 victory at UCF.
Mike Teel, Rutgers, QB, So.
15-of-26 for a career-high 215 yds and 3 TD in 34-0 win at Navy.
Steve Slaton, West Virginia, RB, So.
20 rushes for 163 yds (8.1 avg) and 1 TD (52 yds) in 41-17 win over SU.


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