Saturday, September 12, 2009
ACC helmet stickers: Week 2
Posted by ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich
Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner: Skinner engineered his seventh career fourth quarter game-winning drive with a 24-17 win over Stanford. He completed 18 of 26 passes for 187 yards and one touchdown. In the process, Skinner broke the school record for pass completions in a career. He now has 677 career completions.
Skinner scored on a 1-yard run with 2 seconds left to play. During the fourth quarter, Skinner completed 8 of 9 passes for 92 yards. On the final drive, he was 4 for 4 for 65 yards including a 44-yard completion to Lovell Jackson on third and nine from the Stanford 46. He completed his final eight passes of the game.
Georgia Tech kicker Scott Blair: His surprise 34-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas put the Jackets up 21-0 in the first quarter, and his three field goals of 24, 27 and 30 yards accounted for the remainder of Georgia Tech's points in their 30-27 win over Clemson on Thursday night. It was Blair's first game-winning field goal, and his first touchdown pass. Go figure.
UNC tight end Zack Pianalto: He had career highs in catches (7) and yards (87) in UNC's 12-10 win at Connecticut. His two-yard touchdown catch with 2:36 left to play tied the game at 10. Unfortunately for the Heels, Pianalto was carted off the field in the fourth quarter with a subtalar dislocation of his right foot. He’ll have an MRI on Monday.
Duke corner Leon Wright: The senior returned two interceptions for touchdowns -- on consecutive plays from scrimmage -- to seal Duke's 35-19 win at Army. Wright added four tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup. The interception returns covered 51 and 33 yards as he became the first player in Duke history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in a single game.
NC State quarterback Russell Wilson: He rebounded from a quiet night in a loss to South Carolina with a career-high four touchdown passes in a 65-7 rout of Murray State. Wilson also extended his interception-free streak to 293 passes, moving him into second place in NCAA history. He completed 15 of 21 passes for 228 yards.