Wednesday, October 8, 2008

ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Boston College Quarterback Chris Crane and North Carolina Linebacker Bruce Carter headline the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week for the games of Oct. 4.

Crane threw for 428 yards and accounted for five touchdowns the Eagles’ 38-31 win over NC State. Carter blocked three punts in a row in the second quarter including one that was recovered for a touchdown in UNC’s 38-12 victory over 24th ranked Connecticut.

Joining them this week are Florida State Tackle Rodney Hudson, Virginia Linebacker Clint Sintim, Florida State Cornerback Tony Carter and Georgia Tech Quarterback Jaybo Shaw.

Crane completed 34 of 51 passes for 428 yards and two touchdowns to claim the Offensive Back of the Week award. He added 42-yards rushing on 11 attempts for three touchdowns including the game-winning score with 23 seconds remaining.

North Carolina’s Carter took Specialist of the Week accolades by blocking three punts in a row to help the Tar Heels upset UConn. Factoring in his blocked punt from last week at Miami, Carter blocked four consecutive punts, a North Carolina first.

Florida State’s Hudson claimed Offensive Lineman of the Week honors as he helped the Seminole offense to 281 rushing yards over the nation’s 7th-ranked rushing defense in the win over rival Miami. He helped provide excellent pass protection, helping to hold Miami to zero sacks on the day.

Virginia’s Clint Sintim was named Defensive Lineman of the Week with seven tackles in the Cavalier’s 31-0 win over Maryland. Sintim also recorded a sack on a crucial third-down to help preserve the shutout.

FSU’s Carter recorded multiple interceptions for the second consecutive week in the Seminole’s win over Miami to take Defensive Back of the Week honors. His first interception set up FSU’s first touchdown of the day. His second came in the fourth quarter to quell a Hurricane threat.

Tech’s Shaw was named Rookie of the Week as he threw for 230 yards in his first collegiate start under center. The total was the highest for a Yellow Jacket signal-caller in his first start. His 88-yard completion to Demaryius Thomas was the longest this season in the ACC and the third-longest in Georgia Tech history.

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