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Each week I'll be awarding "helmet stickers" to the top performers in the ACC. Here's who earned their stickers in Week 1:
Duke: The Blue Devils matched last year's win total on their first try. Congrats to the Blue Devils for handling a gritty James Madison team.
Riley Skinner: Completed 75 percent of his passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns in the season opening 41-13 win over Baylor. Sounds like the Riley Skinner of 2006.
Wake Forest defensive coordinator Brad Lambert: The Demon Deacons were prepared for anything and everything Baylor could possibly throw at them, despite a first-year coaching staff with new personnel.
Da'Rel Scott: The Maryland running back ran for 197 yards in his first collegiate start. He had runs of 40, 37 and 26 yards. Not since Bruce Perry have the Terps seen a debut like that.
Maryland DB Terrrell Skinner: His late interception with 3:20 left stopped a potential game-tying drive by Delaware and gave the ball back to the Terps. He also had six tackles, including one for loss and a pass breakup.
Boston College defense: The Eagles held Eugene Jarvis, the nation's leading returning rusher, to just 51 yards on 11 carries. They also stuffed him on a fourth-and-one attempt.
Boston College quarterback Chris Crane: His numbers weren't spectacular, but he managed the offense well in his debut and accounted for two of the Eagles' rushing touchdowns. Crane completed 12 of 18 passes for 106 yards. It was enough to win.
Miami quarterback Jacory Harris: The true freshman couldn't have done much more for the Hurricanes when he started in place of Robert Marve. Harris was 16-for-26 for 190 yards and two touchdowns.
UNC receiver Brandon Tate: He only had 11 touches and set a UNC single-game record 397 all-purpose yards (three rushes, four receptions, three punt returns and one KO return. He finished with 93 receiving yards, 106 rushing yards, 142 punt return yards and 56 kick return yards).
Georgia Tech's offense: The Yellow Jackets racked up 41 points and 484 total yards. Sure, it was against Jacksonville State, but these guys looked good.