Saturday, November 13, 2010
ACC Helmet Stickers: Week 11
By Heather Dinich
Offense, defense and special teams all made the cut in the ACC's top five performers for Week 11:
FSU kicker Dustin Hopkins: He kicked the game-winning, 55-yard field goal for the 16-13 win over Clemson as time expired, and the Noles wouldn't have won without his two other field goals in the game. It was redemption for Hopkins, who last week missed the game-winner in a loss to UNC.
BC defensive end Max Holloway: BC's defense was the difference in the Eagles' 21-16 win over Duke, and Holloway got the final word. He batted down Duke quarterback Sean Renfree's pass on fourth-and-goal from the 4-yard line to preserve the win with 46 seconds left. He finished with 11 tackles, 4.5 for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble.
Virginia Tech's defense: The Hokies had six takeaways in their 26-10 win over North Carolina, including two interceptions from Jayron Hosley. UNC receiver Dwight Jones was held to just one catch, and the Hokies pitched a shutout in the second half after trailing 10-9 at the break. UNC quarterback T.J. Yates threw four interceptions, and the Hokies held UNC to just 19 total yards in the third quarter.
Miami running backs: The Canes took the pressure off of rookie quarterback Stephen Morris in the 35-10 win over Georgia Tech with their ability to run the ball. Miami had 145 yards on 21 carries in the first half. Miami finished the game with 277 yards on 46 carries, led by Lamar Miller with 85 yards on 11 rushes. Four different running backs -- Damien Berry, Graig Cooper, Lamar Miller and Mike James -- scored touchdowns.
Maryland's offense. Wide receiver Torrey Smith had had more than 100 yards receiving with 12 minutes left in second quarter of a 42-23 win against Virginia. He finished with a game-high 157 yards on seven receptions and 214 all-purpose yards. D.J. Adams ran for three touchdowns against Virginia, becoming the first Maryland player to do that since Lance Ball on Oct. 6, 2007 against Georgia Tech. And quarterback Danny O'Brien threw for two touchdowns and ran for another.