Saturday, October 8, 2011
ACC helmet stickers: Week 6
By Heather Dinich
Here are your top five performers in the ACC for Week 6:
Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech: Wow. It was an MVP performance from Thomas, who completed 23 of 25 passes for 310 yards, three touchdowns, and ran for two touchdowns, including the game-winner in the Hokies’ 35-30 win over Miami. His 19-yard touchdown run with 56 seconds remaining put the Hokies ahead and kept them in the mix to win the Coastal Division title. It was a breakout performance by Thomas and the Hokies’ offense.
Miami running back Lamar Miller: Wow II. It was a valiant effort despite the loss, as Miller ran for 166 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, averaging 9.2 yards per carry. His 30-yard run with 2:51 left in the game closed the gap to 35-31 and gave the Canes a chance to win. He also caught three passes for 23 yards and a touchdown. It was the fifth-straight game he eclipsed the 100-yard mark, becoming just the fourth Hurricane to accomplish the feat, joining Edgerrin James (7), Willis McGahee (6) and Clinton Portis (6).
Wake Forest: The Deacs are 3-0 for the first time in the league’s 58-year history. Stickers for everyone. It’s Wake’s best start since going 5-0 in 2006 and the program ended a streak of five straight losses against ranked opponents. It’s impossible to single out one person, as the defense forced five turnovers and the offense rolled up 391 yards en route to the Deacs’ 35-30 upset of Florida State. It was the most points Wake has ever scored against FSU. Wake has now won four of the last six against FSU and has won four straight games, its longest winning streak since 2007.
Clemson kicker Chandler Catanzaro: It was a career day for Catanzaro, who made all five field goal attempts in the Tigers’ 36-14 win over Boston College. He made kicks of 38 yards, 42 yards, 18 yards, 20 yards and 47 yards.
Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington: He didn't have his best passing day (6-for-19, 114 yards) but he rushed a career-high 32 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the 21-16 win over Maryland. It was the second time in Washington's career he has passed and thrown for more than 100 yards.