University of Cincinnati defensive lineman Walter Stewart (Ashville, Ohio/Teays Valley) was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 9, 2012, the league office announced Monday.
Stewart led a Bearcats defense that kept Pittsburgh out of the end zone until 34 seconds remained in regulation, helping Cincinnati to a 34-10 win against the Panthers in the BIG EAST opener for both teams. Stewart had nine tackles to go with 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble that led to a UC touchdown as Cincinnati picked up its fourth straight win, dating to last season.
QB Munchie Legaux (New Orleans, La./Edna Karr), who completed 14 of 28 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 117 yards on just six carries, was named to the conference's weekly honor roll.
UC is back on the field Saturday, taking on Delaware State at 7 p.m. ET inside historic Nippert Stadium. Tickets are available now by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX or visiting GoBEARCATS.com. For the latest gameday information, visit www.UCGameday.com.