- Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are your top five performers in the ACC for Week 6:
Florida State’s defense: Yes, Jameis Winston had another fantabulous game and further validated himself as a Heisman hopeful, but it was the defense that was the story in the 63-0 win over the Terps. FSU’s defense entered the Maryland game facing questions after a poor performance at Boston College but answered its critics in what was the most lopsided win against a Top 25 team in school history, and first shutout of a Top 25 opponent in 16 years. Six different players recorded a pass breakup for a season high, the Noles forced 11 punts and held Maryland to just 33 yards rushing.
Boston College running back Andre Williams: He was the difference in a gritty 48-27 win over Army. Williams tied the school record with five rushing touchdowns and came within a yard of the single-game mark, amassing a career-high 263 rushing yards on the afternoon. His 37-yard touchdown run in the second quarter marked the longest run for the Eagles this season. Three of his five touchdown runs were over 30 yards each.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd: The Heisman hopeful did it again, winning his 26th game as a starting quarterback. He threw for 455 yards and five touchdowns in just three quarters, as Clemson beat Syracuse 49-14. Boyd matched his school record in touchdown passes and broke his own school record for passing yards in a game. He also surpassed 10,000 yards of total offense in his career. He had 450 yards of total offense. His 60- and 42-yard touchdown passes to Adam Humphries set the tone for the game in the first quarter.
Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price: The Deacs’ offense finally found its groove as Price threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to help Wake Forest beat NC State 28-13. Price threw for 268 yards and ran for a career-high 82 more. It was Wake’s sixth straight win against the Pack in Winston-Salem and it helped keep the Deacs’ bowl hopes alive.
Miami running back Duke Johnson: He finished with 325 all-purpose yards in a key 45-30 win over Georgia Tech. He has now finished with at least 100 all-purpose yards in eight of his last nine games and has reached that mark in six straight games. It was his second 300+ all-purpose yard performance in his career. Johnson now has 460 all-purpose yards in his two games against Georgia Tech. Johnson ran for 184 yards against Georgia Tech and 8.4 yards per carry.
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