Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

OFFENSIVE BACK--C.J. Spiller, Clemson, Running Back, 5-11, 190, Jr., Lake Butler, Fla. Clemson running back C.J. Spiller established a Clemson record for reception yardage by a Tigers running back in the victory over Duke. Spiller had seven receptions for 108 yards, breaking the record held by himself (105 vs. BC two weeks ago), and Ray Mathews, who had 105 receiving yards against Mississippi State in 1948. Spiller also had 10 rushes for 71 yards and two punt returns for 22 yards.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN--Edwin Williams, Maryland, Center, 6-3, 315, Sr., Washington, D.C. Williams #76 graded out as the Terps' top offensive linemen in Saturday's win over North Carolina. The senior saw action in all 85 offensive plays and was credited with five big blocks. He helped open holes for running backs Da'Rel Scott (129) and Davin Meggett (86), who combined for 215 rushing yards (5.1 ypc) in less than ideal playing conditions.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN-- Marcus Robinson, Miami, DE, 6-1, 231, Fr., Homestead, Fla. Robinson led a Miami defense that held Virginia Tech to 77 yards rushing on Thursday night. He recorded a career-best three sacks in his second career start and finished the game with a team-high seven tackles which included four tackles for loss.

DEFENSIVE BACK--Marcellus Bowman, Boston College, Safety, 6-2, 217, Jr., Girard, Ohio Bowman returned an interception 87 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter of Boston College's 27-17 win over Florida State. It was the Eagles' third interception return for a touchdown of the season and marked the sixth consecutive game in which Boston College defense or special teams have scored a touchdown.

SPECIALIST-- Matt Bosher, Miami, P/PK, 6-0, 202, So., Jupiter, Fla. Bosher averaged 42.0 yards on five punts, which included a long of 45 yards in Miami's 16-14 win over Virginia Tech on Thursday night. The Lou Groza Award semifinalist also was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals. He made kicks from 21 yards, 31 yards and 23 yards.

ROOKIE-- Russell Wilson, NC State, Quarterback, 5-11, 191, R-Fr., Richmond, Va. Wilson passed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions, and he completed 16 of 33 pass attempts. Wilson carried the ball 14 times for 69 yards and a touchdown. He was NC State's leading rusher for the game. Wilson was responsible for all three of the Wolfpack's touchdowns and 221 yards of total offense.
(AP Photo/J Pat Carter (AP Photo/Phil Coale, Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer, Vern Verna/ClemsonTigerss.com)

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