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ACC's Players of the Week

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

From the league office, as voted on by members of the media ... There's one I disagree with. Cooper Taylor, making his first start at safety for Georgia Tech, had a team-high 10 tackles, his first career interception and was the one who caused the game-saving fumble against Atlantic Division-leading FSU. That true freshman deserved the Rookie of the Week honor.

OFFENSIVE BACK -- C.J. Spiller, Clemson, Running Back, 5-11, 190, Jr., Lake Butler, Fla.
Spiller had 242 all-purpose yards to lead the way in Clemson's 27-21 win over Boston College. The junior had six receptions out of the backfield for 105 yards, a Clemson record for reception yards by a running back in a single game. Spiller also had 8 carries for 55 yards, a 64-yard kickoff return that changed the momentum of the game in the fourth period and led to Clemson's winning touchdown. He also added an 18-yard punt return. His 242 all-purpose running yards were the 11th most in Clemson history and the fourth most by a Clemson player in the 21st century.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN -- Thomas Austin, Clemson, OG/C, 6-3, 295, Jr. Camden, S.C.
Austin graded 82 percent with five knockdowns and did not allow a sack in playing two different positions in Clemson's win over Boston College. Austin had started the first seven games at center, he moved to left guard for the Boston College game. Austin played all 69 snaps, 60 at guard and nine at center in the victory. Clemson running backs James Davis and C.J. Spiller both combined to average 5 yards a rush on 21 carries, and the Tigers had three different drives of at least 70 yards in claiming the victory, the program's first against Boston College in 50 years.

CO-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN -- Boo Robinson, Wake Forest, DL, 6-2, 325, R-Jr., Monroe, La.
Robinson led all of Wake's defensive linemen with nine tackles including two solos and seven assists in the Deacon's 33-30 overtime win over Duke. Robinson also recorded a tackle for loss of one yard. Wake's defensive front held the Blue Devils to 112 yards rushing in the win.

Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech, DE, 6-7, 260, Sr., Selma, Ala.
Johnson sacked Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder for a loss of 10 yards and forced a fumble in the process in Georgia Tech's 31-28 win over 16th ranked Florida State. The Yellow Jackets recovered the fumble and went on to score a touchdown on the next possession. He also added a solo tackles in the game. Johnson's effort put him in the top 10 in the ACC in sacks and tackles-for-loss.

DEFENSIVE BACK -- Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest, CB, 5-9, 190, R-Sr., Pahokee, Fla.
Smith had two interceptions, a blocked punt and a pair of tackles in Wake Forest's 33-30 overtime win over Duke. Smith's first interception of the day came with 12:44 remaining in the third quarter and led to a touchdown that gave Wake Forest a 19-7 lead. His second interception came in overtime and sealed the Deacon win. Smith's blocked punt came with 1:59 to play in the first quarter and went out of the end zone for a safety to give Wake Forest a 9-7 lead. Smith is now second all-time in the ACC in career interceptions with 19, one shy of the league record.

SPECIALIST -- Shane Popham, Wake Forest, PK, 5-11, 192, R-Fr., Crestview Hills, Ky.
Popham, a redshirt freshman, booted a career-high three field goals and scored 11 points in Wake Forest's 33-30 win over Duke. Popham hit from 24 and 44 yards in regulation and added a 28-yarder in overtime to provide Wake Forest's winning points. Popham was a perfect 3-for-3 on the day in field goal attempts after going 3-for-8 in field goal attempts in three games since replacing the injured Sam Swank.

ROOKIE -- Jacory Harris, Miami, Quarterback, 6-4, 185, Fr., Miami, Fla.
Harris rallied the Hurricanes on the road at Virginia throwing two touchdowns -- a game-tying TD in the final minutes of regulation and the go-head score in overtime as Miami defeated the Cavaliers, 24-17, in overtime. He completed 12-of-21 passes (57.1 percent) for 160 yards and two touchdowns. It was the second time in three weeks that Harris rallied the Hurricanes on the road in helping push their winning streak to four games. A Miami quarterback has captured the Rookie of the Week Award in each of the past three weeks with Harris winning it twice and Robert Marve taking the award last week.