October 26, 1998

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Universityof Miami football players Edgerrin
James and Edward Reed were named the BIG EAST Offensive and Defensive
Players of the Week following the Canes upset, 34-31, victoryover
then-No. 13 West Virginia in Morgantown Saturday.
James earned league OffensivePlayer of the Week honors for his
season-high 162 rushing yards performance. The junior runningback
carried 31 times, the fourth highest single-game total in UM history.
James added five catches for 59 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown
reception, to finish with 221 yards of total offense. It wasthe third
time in his career he has scored three times in a game.
Reed turned in a careerperformance in being named Defensive
Player of the Week. The freshman strong safety had 15 tackles,
including 10 unassisted. He also added an interception, a sackand a
pass break-up versus the league’s top passing offense. Reed’ssack came
late in the fourth quarter on a third down and eight, helping Miami
regain possession for its game-winning drive. He returned an
interception 37 yards after picking off WVU’s Marc Bulger with the
Mountaineers driving and threatening to add to their 21-17
second-quarter lead.
The pair become the fourthand fifth Hurricanes to win BIG EAST
Player of the Week honors this season, joining teammates Nate Brooks
(Special Teams), Santana Moss (Offense) and Dan Morgan (Defense).
The 25th ranked Hurricanes(4-2, 2-1) host Boston College (3-4,
2-2) Saturday in a BIG EAST match-up at 6 p.m. in the Orange Bowl.The
game will be televised live on espn2.