It was a good week to be an ACC running back. Here are the top five performers in the ACC for Week 6:
Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor. He completed 13 of 23 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown, and ran for another 127 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries. He led the Hokies with 288 yards of total offense in Virginia Tech's 45-21 win over Central Michigan. It was also the sixth, 100-yard rushing performance of his career, tying the school record for 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback previously held by Bob Schweickert in 1962-64.
NC State coach Tom O’Brien. With the 44-17 win over Boston College, O’Brien earned his first win over his former program since taking over at NC State. Not only did the Wolfpack put a halt to BC’s winning streak in the series, the Pack proved its resiliency after the loss to Virginia Tech.
UNC running back Johnny White: He rushed for two touchdowns and had 179 total yards in the depleted Tar Heels’ 21-16 win over Clemson. His 26-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was UNC’s lone score of the second half.
Georgia Tech B back Anthony Allen: He ran for 195 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in Georgia Tech’s 33-21 win over Virginia on Saturday. All three of his scores came in the second half. The Yellow Jackets racked up 477 yards rushing and Allen scored his first touchdowns of the season. He now has five career touchdowns in two games against Virginia. He also eclipsed 1,000 career rushing yards in his two seasons at Georgia Tech.
FSU running backs. Chris Thompson had 14 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown, and Jermaine Thomas had 78 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Thomas also had two receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown. FSU rushed for 298 yards.