Bonani, not Lamar, makes Big East honor roll
It's a tough call to make, but if you were considering the Big East special teams player of the week honors, would you favor USF's Lindsey Lamar, whose 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was a crucial play in the Bulls' overtime win at Louisville, or Maikon Bonani, who hit three of four field goals for USF, including the 37-yarder to win in overtime?
Neither, it turns out, earned the Big East nod, as that went to Syracuse kicker Ross Krautman, who hit a 48-yard field goal in the third quarter to tie Rutgers, then a 24-yarder with 1:07 left to give the Orange another road win. Bonani, by comparison, hit field goals of 39 and 22 yards before missing a 52-yarder that would have won the game in regulation, then the 37-yard game-winner.
Bonani was named to the Big East's weekly honor roll, as was Louisville running back Bilal Powell, who rushed for 140 yards against USF. Lamar's special-teams contributions came on a single play, huge as it was, and Bonani just won the award recently, so that may have factored against him.