Taylor, Davis Honored By Conference
The Beat
October 8, 2001

Providence, R.I. - Syracuse running back James Mungro has been named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced. Boston College defensive tackle Doug Goodwin and Virginia Tech linebacker Ben Taylor share defensive accolades, while Hokie return specialist André Davis captured Special Teams Player of the Week.

Mungro (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) caught the game-winning touchdown in Syracuse's 24-17 victory at Rutgers. The senior tailback grabbed the go-ahead score with 1:18 remaining, his first TD catch of the season. He finished with 140 rushing yards on 23 carries. It was his third 100-yard game of the year and ninth of his career.

Goodwin (Freeport, N.Y.) led the Boston College defense in the Eagles' 33-10 win over Temple. The sophomore defensive tackle recorded BC's first safety since 1994 when he tackled TU quarterback Mike McGann in the end zone in the second quarter. Goodwin finished with eight tackles (three solo), three tackles for loss and two sacks (eight yards). He also added a pass break-up.

Taylor (Bellaire, Ohio) helped Virginia Tech's defense to its third shutout of the season in a 35-0 win at West Virginia. The senior linebacker posted 11 tackles (seven solo), shared a sack and had three tackles for loss. He also had two quarterback hurries. Taylor leads the Hokies with 43 tackles, including 10 for loss, this season.

Davis (Niskayuna, N.Y.) recorded 148 return yards in the Hokies' win over West Virginia. The senior returned six punts for 116 yards, including a 53-yard return that set up VT's second touchdown of the game. He also had one kickoff return for 32 yards. Davis finished with 206 all-purpose yards in the game, adding three receptions for 58 yards.