- Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are your top five performers for Week 6 in no particular order:
NC State quarterback Mike Glennon: What a gutsy, thrilling performance by the Wolfpack. One week after committing six turnovers and 14 penalties in a road loss to Miami, the Wolfpack came home and knocked off the No. 3 team in the country with a 17-16 win over FSU. Glennon played like a pro in the waning minutes, and he kept his poise and was right on target with most of his throws. He completed two fourth-down passes inside the 15-yard line, including the game winner to Bryan Underwood with 16 seconds left.
UNC running back Giovani Bernard: He rushed for a career-high 262 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown in the 48-34 win over Virginia Tech. He became the first Tar Heel to rush for 200-plus yards in a game since Ronnie McGill rushed for 244 yards against Wake Forest in 2003. The 262-yard mark is the fifth-highest in UNC single-game history and the most ever gained against Virginia Tech in any game. The 11.4 yards per carry for Bernard was the most in school history, surpassing Kelvin Bryant’s mark of 11.1 in 1981 vs. East Carolina. In the first quarter, Bernard had three rushes for minus-3 yards; over the last three quarters, he had 20 carries for 265.
Maryland's defense: Wake Forest was held to just 45 yards in the second half of Maryland's 19-14 Atlantic Division win. Linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield had 10 tackles, and the Deacs had just 2 yards in the fourth quarter. The secondary, which had 11 pass breakups, helped hold Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price to a 34.2 completion percentage. The Terps also held the opponent under 100 yards rushing for the third time this year as Wake finished with 71 rushing yards.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd: He became Clemson’s all-time career leader in touchdown passes with 50 career touchdown passes. Boyd passed for a career-high 397 yards, good for second in school history in passing yards behind Charlie Whitehurst’s 420 passing yards against Duke in 2002. Boyd also rushed for a career-high 63 yards in the 47-31 win over Georgia Tech. His 460 yards of total offense was the second-most by an individual player in school history.
Duke quarterback Anthony Boone: With starter Sean Renfree sidelined by a lingering elbow injury, Boone didn't miss a beat in the 42-17 win over Virginia. In his first career start at quarterback, Boone completed 18 of 31 passes for 212 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 41 yards on seven attempts. He tied the school record for touchdown passes by a quarterback in his first career start (Dave Brown vs. Wake Forest, 1989). It was a critical win in the Coastal Division and for Duke's bowl chances.
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