Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

OFFENSIVE BACK -- Darren Evans, Virginia Tech, RB, 6-0, 215, r-Fr., Indianapolis, Ind. Evans ran for a school-record 253 yards on 32 carries in Tech's 23-13 win over No. 23 Maryland on Thursday night at Lane Stadium. He also caught two passes for 20 yards for 273 all-purpose yards.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN -- Rodney Hudson, Florida State, OT, 6-2, 290, S., Mobile, Ala. Hudson once again recorded the best grade on the line as he helped FSU rush for 266 yards and three TDs against Clemson. Hudson led the team for the fifth time in nine games with an 89 percent grade overall and an unprecedented 98 percent grade versus the run.

CO-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN -- Neefy Moffett, Florida State, DT, 6-1, 255, Sr., Palm Bay, Fla.Moffett only recorded two tackles in the game, but his game-tying 18-yard interception return touchdown knotted the score at 10-10. The interception return for points was the first by a FSU interior lineman in almost two decades.

Mark Herzlich, Boston College, LB, 6-4, 238, Jr., Wayne, Pa.Herzlich recorded 11 tackles, 10 solos, and three pass breakups in the Eagles' 17-0 win over Notre Dame. The junior linebacker was instrumental in Boston College's first shutout win over the Irish in series history and the first time that Notre Dame has been held scoreless this season.

DEFENSIVE BACK -- Paul Anderson, Boston College, SS, 6-11, 211, Sr., Staten Island, N.Y.Anderson picked off two passes, returning one for 76 yards for a touchdown and intercepting another in the endzone as the Eagles shutout Notre Dame, 17-0 on Saturday.

SPECIALIST -- Graham Gano, Florida State, PK/P, 6-1, 197, Sr., Pensacola, Fla.Gano handled the placekicking and punting duties on Saturday against Clemson, kicking a total of 18 times in the 41-27 win over the Tigers. He made his 16th and 17th consecutive field goals from 52 and 37 to extend his streak of consecutive games with a 50+ yard field goal to five.

ROOKIE -- Brandon Pendergrass, Wake Forest, RB, 5-9, 200, R-Fr., Royal Palm Beach, Fla. Pendergrass posted his first career 100-yard rushing game with 110 yards on a career-high 27 carries against Virginia on Saturday. Pendergrass rushed for a 1-yard touchdown run that put the Deacons ahead 21-3 late in the second quarter.

(Photos from AP Photo by Don Petersen, AP Photo by Phil Coale and AP Photo by Lynne Sladky)

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