Monday, October 13, 2008

Patrick named Big East Defensive Player of the Week

From the University of Louisville Sports Department....

University of Louisville cornerback Johnny Patrick was named the BIGEAST Defensive Player of the Week, while West Virginia running back Noel Devine and Cincinnati punter Kevin Huber have also been named recipients of the BIG EAST Conference's weekly football accolades following games of Oct. 12.
Patrick was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after scoredthe go-ahead touchdown on a 19-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter of Louisville's 35-28 win at Memphis. He finished the game with six tackles and figured in a potential 10-point swing to close the first half when he blocked a Memphis field goal attempt that was returned for a Cardinal touchdown.
Devine was chosen as BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he rushed for a game- and career-high 188 yards on just 18 carries,including a 92-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter, to spark West Virginia's 17-6 win against Syracuse, keeping the Mountaineers unbeaten in BIG EAST play. It was his third 100-yard game of the season.
Huber is the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week after he averaged 46.4 yards on a career-high nine punts and dropped five inside the 12-yard line in Cincinnati's 13-10 win against Rutgers. Huber pinned the Scarlet Knights on their 3-, 11- and 12-yard lines on Rutgers' three fourth-quarter drives and forced the Scarlet Knights to an average starting field position of their own 17-yard line for the game.

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