McManus garners Big East honor

Temple kicker Brandon McManus. (Photo courtesy Temple University)

Temple placekicker/punter Brandon McManus was named the Big East special teams player of the week on Monday.

The senior scored 11 points in Friday's 41-10 Mayor's Cup victory over Villanova.

McManus kicked field goals of 24 and 31 yards to extend his Temple career field goals record to 48. The North Penn High School product also averaged 44.2 yards on two punts.

Owls free safety Vaughn Carraway was also mentioned.

The fifth-year senior was named to the conference's weekly honor roll after recording three tackles, returning an interception 57 yards for a touchdown and forcing a fumble.

Meanwhile, Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib (Malvern Prep) is the Big East offensive player of the week. Connecticut linebacker Yawin Smallwood is the defensive player of the week.