Saturday, October 30, 2010
ACC helmet stickers: Week 9
By Heather Dinich
Here are the ACC’s top five performers for Week 9:
Boston College running back Montel Harris: He was named the team’s MVP of the game after rushing 36 times for 142 yards in the 16-10 win over Clemson. He also caught a 36-yard touchdown pass that put BC up 13-10. It was his 18th game with at least 100 yards rushing.
Virginia: The entire team -- starting with coach Mike London -- deserves a sticker for its 24-19 upset of No. 22 Miami. London earned his first career ACC win, and has now led the team to back-to-back wins. Virginia’s secondary, which had five interceptions the entire season, doubled that in one afternoon. Chase Minnifield and Corey Mosley each had two of those takeaways, and quarterback Marc Verica completed 19-of-27 for 176 yards 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He converted two big third downs to help run clock out and secure the win.
NC State quarterback Russell Wilson: He threw the game-winning touchdown pass to tight end George Bryan with 2:40 left in a 28-24 upset of Florida State on Thursday. Wilson threw for 178 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for three more touchdowns.
Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien: He threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the Terps’ 62-14 romp of Wake Forest. O'Brien completed 13 of 20 passes for 168 yards before taking a seat in the third quarter. He has seven touchdown passes in his past two games, leading the Terps to bowl eligibility.
Duke quarterback Sean Renfree: He completed 28 of 30 pass attempts for 314 yards and a touchdown, and ran for two more scores in the Blue Devils’ 34-31 win over Navy. It was a school record for single game completion percentage, and he equaled a school record with 16 straight completions.