NCF Nation: Lavon Ponder
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Wake Forest cornerback Alphonso Smith -- He intercepted Thaddeus Lewis twice in the game, including the game-ending pick in overtime, and he also blocked a punt for a safety. He now has 19 career interceptions and a team-best five this season.
Miami quarterback Jacory Harris -- For the second time this season, Harris came off the bench and led the team to a win. He threw the game-tying touchdown in the final minute and then another one in overtime to give the Hurricanes the 24-17 win over Virginia. He completed 12 of 21 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
Miami's defense -- Not only did it keep Virginia's standout running back Cedric Peerman in check, but Lavon Ponder stripped Peerman of the ball on Virginia's first play of overtime. Miami held Virginia to just 3 of 14 third-down conversions and 71 total rushing yards. This was the game that changed the face of the Coastal Division standings and it snapped Virginia's four-game winning streak.
Clemson running back C.J. Spiller -- Nobody was going to stop this guy from playing, not even the team trainers. His performance helped the Tigers beat BC for the first time in six tries since 1958. He caught six passes for 105 yards -- the most by a Clemson running back -- and had eight carries for 55 yards.
Georgia Tech safety Cooper Taylor -- The true freshman will likely always remember his first collegiate start. He changed the game when he knocked the ball out of Marcus Sims' hands, forcing a fumble in the end zone that prevented FSU's game-winning touchdown. He also set up a touchdown with his second-quarter interception and led Georgia Tech with 10 tackles.