Sunday, September 9, 2012
ACC helmet stickers: Week 2
By Andrea Adelson
How about a few helmet stickers for a job well done?
Spencer Benton, Clemson. Benton made a 61-yard field goal in a 52-27 win over Ball State to set a school and ACC record for longest field goal. The previous ACC record was 60 yards by Gary Cismesia of Florida State in 2007. The previous Clemson record was 57 yards, which happened twice in school history. It also was Clemson’s first made field goal of 50 or more yards since 2009, when Richard Jackson made a 51-yard field goal at Maryland on Oct. 3.
Tanner Price and Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest. The quarterback-receiver tandem was the best in the ACC on the weekend, with apologies to Tajh Boyd and DeAndre Hopkins over at Clemson (who also were excellent). Price and Campanaro got their team to 1-0 in the ACC with a come-from-behind 28-27 win over North Carolina. Campanaro caught 13 passes for 164 yards, both career highs, while Price threw for a career-high 327 yards and led Wake Forest on a game-winning, 11-play, 93-yard drive late in the fourth quarter. Price went 5-of-7 for 67 yards and ran for the go-ahead, 1-yard score with 2:09 remaining.
Spiffy Evans, Boston College. Evans recorded his first career touchdown reception, and had career highs in receptions (four) and receiving yards (53) in a 34-3 win over Maine. Bigger than that, Evans returned an 82-yard punt for a touchdown, the first Eagles punt return for a score since Rich Gunnell did it Sept. 5, 2009, against Northeastern. Evans ended up with a career-high 155 all-purpose yards.
Steve Greer, Virginia. To put it simply, Greer was all over the field in a 17-16 win over Penn State. He set a career high with 15 tackles, his first game with double-digit tackles since NC State last year. Greer also had two sacks to tie a career high. Greer now has 273 career tackles.
Zach Laskey, Georgia Tech. Laskey made his first career start against Presbyterian at B-back and made the most of the opportunity, becoming Tech's first 100-yard rusher this season in the 59-3 victory. Laskey ended his night with 116 yards on 12 carries. His 56-yard TD run on the Jackets' opening possession was his first career score and his longest career rush.