UConn Huskies Player and Team of the Week: Byron Jones and UConn Football

Gregory KochContributor IOctober 17, 2011

Byron Jones returns a fumble for a touchdown, an earns our player of the week.
Byron Jones returns a fumble for a touchdown, an earns our player of the week.

Player of the Week: Byron Jones, Defensive Back, Football

Jones had the critical play in the Huskies 16-10 Homecoming victory over South Florida. In the fourth quarter, with the Bulls winning 10-9, he recovered a USF fumble and ran it 10 yards to give the Huskies a lead they would not relinquish.

The Huskies' defense as a whole was also dynamic, forcing three additional turnovers en route to the win. For the second year in a row, UConn defeated South Florida without an offensive touchdown. It was this fantastic showing that earned Jones the Big East Defensive Player of the Week.

Honorable Mentions

1. Mattison Quayle, OH Women's Volleyball

Averaged 5.3 Kills per set over UConn's two victories vs. Fordham and St. John's and matched career highs in both games. Quayle was also named the Big East Player of the Week.

2. Anne Jeute, FW Field Hockey

Jeute scored two goals in a 3-1 victory over Princeton.

3. Lyle McCombs, RB, Football: McCombs totaled 130 yards on the ground in the 16-10 victory.

Team of the Week: Football 

The Huskies got the win on Homecoming and defeated the USF Bulls, 16-10. The defense was great and managed to pull it out. The Huskies obtained their first Big East Victory of the year and are now 3-4. We started slow the last few years. Let's try to change that.

Honorable Mention: Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball for their two wins.

The Huskies defeated Fordham on Tuesday then beat St. John's on Saturday night for their first Big East win of the season.

This is the UConn Weekly Awards featuring the top UConn players and teams across all sports. There will be three honorable mentions for Player of the Week plus possibly one honorable mention for Team of the Week. I will post these every week, so check back regularly.