Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 10/31/11
  Sophomore linebacker Preston Brown and senior kicker  Chris Philpott have been named Big East players of the week. BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Preston Brown • So. • LB • Louisville • Cincinnati, Ohio Brown registered seven tackles and had two sacks to key Louisville’s 27-10 win against Syracuse, moving the Cardinals into a tie for second place in the BIG EAST standings. Brown led a Cardinal defense that limited the Orange to season lows in points and yards (246) and didn’t yield a touchdown until there was 1:31 left in the game. BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Chris Philpott • Sr. • K • Louisville • Atlanta, Ga. Philpott scored nine points in Louisville’s 27-10 win against Syracuse, making field goals from 44 and 32 yards and connecting on all three of his PAT attempts. Philpott, who leads Louisville in scoring with 39 points, has made six of his last seven field goal attempts in the past three games and has made 8 of 12 on the season.
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