Bulls Daniels & Wilson Earn BIG EAST Honors

USF quarterback B.J. Daniels was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and linebacker Kion Wilson earned honorable mention for their performance in the Bulls 34-22 win over Louisville Saturday. Syracuse linebacker Doug Hogue and Connecticut running back Jordan Todman were also winners of the BIG EAST's weekly football honors.

On Monday the BIG EAST Conference announced that USF QB B.J. Daniels and USF linebacker Kion Wilson earned weekly honors, joining Syracuse linebacker Doug Hogue and Connecticut running back Jordan Todman as the winners of the league's weekly football honors the week.

Bulls QB Daniels was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he accounted for 445 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead USF to a 34-22 win against Louisville. B.J. threw for 304 yards and a touchdown and completed 20 of 34 passes and rushed for 141 yards and two TDs on 22 carries. Daniels became the 28th player in NCAA Bowl Subdivision history, and the first BIG EAST player ever to record 300 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in the same game, and is the only USF QB to join the 300/100 club.

The redshirt freshman QB had career highs in passing yards (304), rushing yards (141), completions (20) and attempts (34). It was also his second highest number of rushing attempts (22). This was the fourth time Daniels ran for 100 yards this season.

Watch Video of off. player of the Week: QB B.J. Daniels (Courtesy of ESPN)

Bulls' linebacker Kion Wilson led the Bulls defense with 12 tackles and two tackles for loss, the fifth straight game he has led the team in tackles and the fourth straight game he has recorded double-digit tackles. Wilson brings his lunch pail to work every single week

Doug Hogue earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after he had 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Syracuse's 31-13 win against Rutgers.

Jordan Todman was chosen as BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week after he had 286 all-purpose yards, including a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, in Connecticut's 33-30 win at Notre Dame in double-overtime. Todman, who had 156 yards on four kickoff returns, also ran for a game-high 130 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.

BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
B.J. Daniels, QB, USF
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Doug Hogue, LB, Syracuse
BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week
Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL

Andre Dixon, RB, Connecticut — Rushed for 114 yards on 20 carries, including the game-winning touchdown in the second overtime period, in a 33-30 win at Notre Dame.
Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut — Had a game-high 16 tackles with a fumble recovery in a 33-30 double-overtime win at Notre Dame.
Trent Guy, WR, Louisville— Had a game-high 170 all-purpose yards and scored a touchdown on a 60-yard punt return in a 34-22 loss at USF.
Antwon Bailey, RB, Syracuse — Had a game-high 181 all-purpose yards, including a 14-yard touchdown run, in a 31-13 win against Rutgers. Had 77 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Kion Wilson, LB, USF — Had a game-high 12 tackles, with two tackles for loss, in a 34-22 win against Louisville.

Daniels & Wilson are the ninth & tenth USF football player to earn BIG EAST weekly honors so far this season.

Against West Virginia USF linebacker Kion Wilson was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, and QB B.J. Daniels earned honorable mention for their performance in the Bulls 30-19 win over the Mountaineers

When the Bulls traveled to Syracuse, USF Safety Nate Allen was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, and WR Carlton Mitchell earned honorable mention for their performance in the Bulls 34-20 win over the Orange.

In week three USF defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, and QB B.J. Daniels earned honorable mention for their performance in the Bulls 17-stunning win over FSU.

In week two Bulls' running back Moise Plancher earned a spot on the BIG EAST weekly honor roll for his performance against Western Kentucky after rushing for a career-high 115 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulls' 35-13 win at Western Kentucky.

In week one Safety Nate Allen made the honor roll after recording a team-high 10 tackles and forced a fumble in USF's 40-7 win against Wofford.


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