Sunday, November 21, 2010
ACC helmet stickers: Week 12
By Heather Dinich
Here are your top five performers from Week 12:
NC State coach Tom O'Brien: For the fourth straight year, O'Brien got the win on his schedule that mattered most and beat rival North Carolina. This time, it came with the Atlantic Division standings on the line.
Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams: He was finally back to full speed after being hampered by a hamstring injury, and he ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 84-yarder with 13:24 remaining, to lead the Hokies to a 31-17 win over Miami on Saturday to clinch the ACC's Coastal Division title.
UNC quarterback T.J. Yates: Despite the loss, his record-setting performance was impossible to ignore. Yates finished 33-for-44 for 411 yards and two touchdowns in his final home game. He also set the school's single-season and career passing yardage records. He did everything he could to give Carolina a chance to win and didn't turn it over.
Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington: The rookie completed 2 of 7 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, and he also had 21 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown to lead the Jackets to a 30-20 win over Duke.
FSU safety Nick Moody: He had a career-high 13 tackles and his 96-yard interception return for a touchdown with 36 seconds remaining sealed the 30-16 win over Maryland. Moody's previous high was 10 tackles in 2009 against Jacksonville State. It was also his first career touchdown and interception, and it was the longest FSU touchdown of the season.