Lemon had nine receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns to key Syracuse's 45-26 win against No. 11/10 Louisville, handing the Cardinals their first loss of the season. His two touchdowns came as part of a 21-0 Syracuse run in the second quarter, including a 13-yard catch that gave the Orange the lead for good at 17-10. Lemon holds Syracuse's career receptions record (184) and he leads all active BIG EAST players in career receptions and touchdown receptions (16).
Greene had a game- and career-high 22 tackles to lead a stout Rutgers defense in a 28-7 win against Army. The total is the fourth-highest in a game by an FBS player this season, the third-best in school history and it ranks fifth on the BIG EAST's all-time single-game chart. Greene led a defense that limited Army to just seven points and 252 yards of offense.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Nick Williams • Sr. • WR • Connecticut • East Windsor, N.J.
Williams finished with 160 all-purpose yards, including an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown, to spark Connecticut to a 24-17 win against Pittsburgh. He finished with 80 yards on four punt returns, added 42 yards on two kickoff returns, had three receptions for 31 yards and one rushing attempt for seven yards. The score was Williams' second punt return for a touchdown this season and the fourth special teams touchdown of his career as he became Connecticut's all-time leader in return yardage (2,389).