Sunday, November 29, 2009
ACC helmet stickers: Week 13
By Heather Dinich
Here are the ACC's top five performers for the final week of the regular season:
Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner: As far as performances go, Skinner couldn't have done much more in his final collegiate game. He passed for a career-high 372 yards and a school-record five touchdowns to help Wake Forest defeat Duke 45-34 on Saturday. He completed 28 of 38 passes without an interception.
NC State quarterback Russell Wilson: In what was the equivalent of their bowl game, Wilson completed 20 of 27 passes for 259 yards and four touchdowns. Those numbers are par for the course for Wilson, but this time, they paid off in a 28-27 win against rival North Carolina.
Miami coach Randy Shannon:With the 31-10 win over South Florida on Saturday, Shannon led the program to a 9-3 record, its best finish since the 2005 season. It could have easily been a trap game for the Canes, but they got what they needed in every phase of the game and avoided the threat of a comeback by the Bulls.
Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams: Just when you thought he couldn't top himself, Williams rushed for a career-high 182 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries. He led the Hokies to a 42-13 win over rival Virginia in what began as a closer game than the final score indicated.
BC kicker Steve Aponavicius: OK, so he missed one. But it was just one. All season. And the Eagles would not have defeated Maryland 19-17 had it not been for the four field goals of Aponavicius. In fact, his 42-yard field goal with 3:59 left were the Eagles only points of the second half.