ACC helmet stickers: Week 7

October, 12, 2008
10/12/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

North Carolina -- Good luck singling out one person or phase of the game in this one. They couldn't have done it without Casey Barth's field goals, or Cam Sexton's touchdown. And the defense. The Tar Heels snagged four turnovers in the second half -- two interceptions and two lost fumbles -- including Quan Sturdivant's momentum-changing 32-yard interception return for a touchdown to start the third quarter. Don't forget Trimane Goddard's fumble recovery with three seconds left.

Virginia coach Al Groh -- Yes, Cedric Peerman had an amazing game, Clint Sintim, too. But it's time to give the man behind it all some credit. He took so much heat for the off-field incidents in the preseason, for how he handled the Peter Lalich situation, and for the losses. Now he deserves recognition for turning this once laughable team into a contender.

Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner -- He redeemed himself after an uncharacteristically poor performance against Navy and completed 22 of 34 passes for 186 yards, and he also ran for 74 yards. He marched the Deacs downfield on a 15-play, 78-yard drive in the fourth quarter that led Wake to its 12-7 win over Clemson.

Wake Forest defense -- Alphonso Smith tied the school record with his 17th interception, and the defense held Clemson to just 21 rushing yards and 2 of 14 third-down conversions. Linebacker Stanley Arnoux broke up Cullen Harper's fourth-and-20 pass with about 3:30 left to seal the win.

Miami's defense -- The Hurricanes forced Central Florida into a school-record 12 punts and allowed just 78 total yards on an afternoon when, save for Graig Cooper, Miami's offense was going nowhere.

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