Football: BIG EAST Weekly Award Winners

By Julie Brown for
December 05, 2011 11:44 AM
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Junior wide receiver Tavon Austin has been named the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week, and sophomore wide receiver Stedman Bailey and senior linebacker Najee Goode have been named to the Weekly Honor Roll for their performances against USF on Thursday night.

Austin had 208 all-purpose yards, including 141 yards on three kickoff returns, to help West Virginia to its 30-27 win at USF, giving the Mountaineers a share of their record seventh BIG EAST championship.
He returned a third-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, giving him two touchdowns 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.

Bailey had seven receptions for 80 yards, including a pivotal 26-yard catch on fourth down in the game-winning drive, and Goode had seven tackles, a tackle for loss and a key forced fumble in the fourth quarter.

The Mountaineers next play Clemson in the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.

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