|BOYD (Gerry Broome/AP Photo)|
Boyd completed 16-of-23 passes for 344 yards and five touchdowns in the Tigers’ 56-20 win over Duke. He guided the Clemson offense to 718 yards of total offense, the second most in school history and the most by an ACC team this year. Boyd threw all five of his touchdown passes in the first half and also scored on a 21-yard run, giving him six TDR, the most by an ACC player in a game this year. He finished with 416 yards of total offense and a passing efficiency rating of 240, the third best in school history given a minimum of 20 attempts.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Brandon Thomas, Clemson, R-Junior, OL, 6-3, 305, Spartanburg, S.C. Thomas graded 95 percent for his 62 snaps in the win over Duke and had five knockdown blocks in helping the Tigers score 56 points, the most in the program’s history in Wallace Wade Stadium. The 95 percent grade was the highest of his career and the highest for a Clemson starting offensive lineman in a game this year. His blocking was a big reason Clemson rushed for 334 yards and a 6.5yards per carry average on 52 attempts. Clemson finished the game with 718 yards of total offense, second most in Clemson history, 10th most in ACC history and the most by an ACC team this year.
|CAMPANARO (Chuck Burton/AP Photo)|
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Chris Brathwaite, Virginia, Sophomore, DT, 6-1, 280, Brooklyn, N.Y. Brathwaite helped the Cavalier defense hold N.C. State to a season low 216 yards of offense (19 rushing yards) in Virginia’s 33-6 victory in Raleigh. The Wolfpack entered the game averaging 429.2 yards per game. Brathwaite had five tackles, two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss while also forcing a fumble. The six points and 19 rushing yards were season lows for N.C. State.
|ATTAOCHU (center) (Luis Alvarez/AP Photos)|
CO-DEFENSIVE BACK – Maurice Canady, Virginia, Freshman, CB, 6-2, 180, Richmond, Va. Canady started his first game and led Virginia’s defense with seven tackles and had an interception with a return of 39 yards in the Cavaliers’ 33-6 win over N.C. State. He helped limit the Wolfpack passing game to just 197 yards, a season low. The Wolfpack entered the game averaging 306.9 yards per game. N.C. State’s longest reception during the game was 14 yards. The last time NC State did not have a reception in a game for at least 15 yards was its season opener in 2006, a streak of 84 games. The Cavaliers also ended N.C. State’s Bryan Underwood’s streak of catching a touchdown in eight straight games this season, preventing him from tying Virginia’s Herman Moore’s streak of nine straight games with a touchdown catch in 1990.
CO-DEFENSIVE BACK – Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest, R-Sophomore, CB, 6-1, 175, Clarksville, Md. Johnson was second on the team with seven tackles in Saturday’s 28-14 win over Boston College. Johnson had five solo tackles and two assists. He also intercepted a pass for the third time in the last four games and broke up two passes.
SPECIALIST – Gabe Terry, Miami, Freshman, LB, 6-3, 215, Wellington, Fla. Terry blocked a Virginia Tech punt that led to the Miami Hurricanes’ first score of the night during their 30-12 win Thursday over the Hokies. On the Virginia Tech 41, Terry blocked the punt and it was recovered by Rayshawn Jenkins at the Virginia Tech 16 to set up the Miami score two plays later. It was Miami’s first blocked punt since 2008 against UCF and first in ACC play since 2004, also against Virginia Tech.
|JOHNSON (HurricaneSports.com Photo)|