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Offensive lineman: Tyler Shatley, OG, Clemson. Shatley played 91 of 93 snaps and helped Clemson to 601 yards of total offense in the 47-31 victory over Georgia Tech. Shatley had five knockdown blocks and graded a career-high 91 percent. He did not allow a sack and provided many key blocks in the fourth period when Clemson ran for 114 yards to put the game away.
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Defensive lineman: Thomas Teal, DT, NC State. Teal notched six tackles in the Wolfpack’s 17-16 win over No. 3 Florida State. He had two tackles for loss as the Wolfpack held the Seminoles scoreless in the second half. Teal helped the defense hold Florida State to 3-for-15 on third-down conversions. NC State also recorded four sacks against the Seminoles, a team that had yielded only six sacks in its previous five games.
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Defensive back: Walt Canty, S, Duke. Canty spearheaded Duke’s defensive effort in the 42-17 win over Virginia with a game-high 14 tackles, three tackles for loss, and one quarterback pressure. With Duke nursing a 21-17 advantage early in the third period, Canty made three tackles in a four-play span that helped turn the momentum of the game. Canty helped Duke limit the Cavaliers to a combined 4-for-19 (21 percent) on third and fourth down after the Cavaliers entered the week at 46 percent (40-of-87) as Duke become the first team in 2012 to hold Virginia scoreless in the second half.
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Rookie: Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland. Diggs turned in his second straight 100-yard receiving game by hauling in five passes for 105 yards in Maryland’s 19-14 win over Wake Forest. His 63-yard reception in the fourth quarter, the longest by a Terrapin this year, set up the game-winning 1-yard touchdown run by Justus Pickett. He also had 20 punt return yards and 7 yards rushing, and ranks second in the ACC with 154.8 all-purpose yards per game.