Randall Named Offensive Player of the Week
The Beat
September 1, 2003

Providence, R.I. - Virginia Tech quarterback Bryan Randall has been named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced. West Virginia's Mike Lorello earned defensive honors, while Miami's Antrel Rolle and Tres Moses of Rutgers garnered Special Teams Player of the Week.

Randall (Williamsburg, Va.) completed 78.6 percent of his passes in Virginia Tech's 49-28 victory over UCF. The junior quarterback connected on 22-of-28 passes, throwing for 278 yards and three touchdowns. He led the Hokies on scoring drives of 80, 62 and 76 yards in his first three series, as Tech built a 28-0 first-half lead. Randall also added 18 yards rushing, did not throw an interception and was not sacked. He helped VT tie a BIG EAST record with 36 first downs in the game.

Lorello (Powell, Ohio) led all tacklers with 12 stops as West Virginia dropped a 24-17 decision to No. 20 Wisconsin. The sophomore defensive back recorded nine solo stops in just his second career start. He also had four tackles for loss (six yards). The 12 tackles was more than Lorello registered all of last season (seven) with the four stops behind the line tied for third on the all-time Mountaineer record list.

Rolle (Homestead, Fla.) returned a punt for a touchdown for the first time in his career in Miami's 48-9 win over Louisiana Tech. The junior had a 66-yard scamper in the first quarter to give the Hurricanes a 14-0 lead. A cornerback on defense, Rolle also added four tackles and a 30-yard interception return for a TD.

Moses (Delray Beach, Fla.), playing for the first time since Sept. 14, 2002, also had a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown in Rutgers' 24-10 victory over Buffalo. The junior opened the scoring for RU on his first touch of the season, finishing with two returns in the game for 82 yards (41.0 avg.). He also had two kickoff returns (22 yards) to finish with 104 total return yards. He finished the game with a team-high 151 all-purpose yards, including five receptions for 47 yards along with one receiving touchdown.