WVU's USF Honors

Tavon Austin earned Big East special teams player of the week honors for his performance against USF.

Junior wide receiver\return specialist Tavon Austin had 208 all-purpose yards, including 141 yards on three kickoff returns, to help West Virginia to a 30-27 win at USF, giving the Mountaineers a share of their record seventh Big East championship. Austin returned a third-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, giving him two TDs on kickoff returns this season. He also had a team-high seven receptions for 54 yards and added a 30-yard punt return for the Mountaineers.

Teammates Stedman Bailey and Najee Goode earned spots on the league honor roll for their key contributions in the win. Bailey, a sophomore wide receiver, had seven receptions for 80 yards, including a diving 26-yard catch on fourth down in the game-winning drive. Goode, a senior linebacker, recorded seven tackles, a tackle for loss and a key forced fumble in the fourth quarter.

West Virginia also announced its award winners, as selected by the coaching staff, for their performances in the win over the Bulls.


GAME POS PLAYER
OFFENSE
Marshall QB Geno Smith
Norfolk St -- None
Maryland OL Joe Madsen
Bowling Green RB Dustin Garrison
Connecticut WR Stedman Bailey
Rutgers WR Tavon Austin
Cincinnati QB Geno Smith
Pitt WR Stedman Bailey
USF RB Dustin Garrison
DEFENSE
Marshall DB Terence Garvin
Norfolk St DB Darwin Cook
Maryland DB Pat Miller
Bowling Green DB Keith Tandy
Connecticut DE Bruce Irvin
Rutgers DT Julian Miller
Cincinnati DT Julian Miller
Pitt DE Julian Miller
USF LB Najee Goode
SPECIAL TEAMS
Marshall DB Cecil Level
Norfolk St DB Cecil Level
Maryland LB Jared Barber
Bowling Green K Tyler Bitancurt
Connecticut P Michael Molinari
Rutgers LS Cody Nutter
Cincinnati DB Eain Smith
Pitt P Corey Smith
USF WR Willie Millhouse
SCOUT OFFENSE
Marshall OL Cody Clay
Norfolk St WR Coley White
Maryland OL Marquis Lucas
Bowling Green OL Russell Haughton-James
Connecticut WR Lucas Henn
Rutgers WR K.J. Myers
Cincinnati OL Marquis Lucas
Pitt WR Connor Arlia
USF WR K.J. Myers
SCOUT DEFENSE
Marshall DL Ted Rietschlin
Norfolk St DB William Marable
Maryland LB Hunter Bittner
Bowling Green DL Ben Tomasek
Connecticut DB Lucas Henn
Rutgers DB Ishmail Showell
Cincinnati LB Chidoziem Ezemma
Pitt LB Taige Redman
USF DL David Slonski

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