Miller, Hunt Named ACC Players of the Week


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OFFENSIVE BACK

Virginia tailback Marquis Weeks, a sophomore from Berwyn, Pa., rushed

for a career-high 129 yards on 19 carries, including 102 yards in the

second half as Virginia topped 20th-ranked NC State 14-9. Weeks' 129

yards are the most by a Cavalier runner since Antwoine Womack rushed

for 153 yards against Penn State in the final game last season.



OFFENSIVE LINE

Maryland center Todd Wike, a 6-3 senior center from Lebanon, Pa.,

registered the highest grade among offensive linemen, totaling seven

"big blocks" as the Terps posted their first win at Clemson since

1985, 30-12. Wike helped the Terps to a total time of possession of

39 minutes. He had no missed assignments, penalties, or sacks

allowed and keyed the offensive line to scoring drives of 10 plays,

14 plays, 13 plays, and 12 plays, the Terps ran off a season-high 83

plays on offense.



DEFENSIVE LINE

Keyaron Fox led an outstanding performance by the Georgia Tech

defense in the Yellow Jackets' 17-2 victory over Duke. The Tech

defense did not allow a score as Duke's only points came on a safety.

Tech held the Blue Devils to just 284 yards of offense and allowed

Duke to cross midfield only three times in the game. Fox, a junior

from Atlanta, Ga., had eight tackles, two tackles for loss with one

sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. The interception was the

first of his career, and Fox returned it 35 yards to the Duke 21-yard

line, setting up a field goal.

DEFENSIVE BACK

Virginia cornerback Jamaine Winborne, a junior from Chesapeake, Va.,

had five solo tackles and one assist in Virginia's 14-9 upset win

over NC State. Winborne recovered an NC State fumble on the

three-yard line, preventing the Wolfpack from scoring. The

cornerback also recorded two pass break-ups, including the pass on

the last play of the game, sealing the victory.

SPECIALIST

Clemson placekicker Aaron Hunt, a junior from Oak Ridge, Tenn., made

good on four field goals in the Tigers' 30-12 loss to Maryland. Hunt

was a perfect four-for-four in the contest, hitting from 29, 35, 22

and 42 yards. Hunt is now 15-18 for the year and has made 15 of his

last 16. His only miss since the opener is a 49-yarder against

Georgia Tech in the third game of the season. He has now made 10

consecutive field goal attempts.

ROOKIE (TIE THIS WEEK)

Justin Miller, a cornerback from Owensboro, KY and T.A. McClendon, a

tailback from Albamarle, N.C. tied for the rookie of the week. Miller

had one of the best all-around games in Clemson history for a

defensive player in the loss to Maryland with two interceptions, two

caused fumbles, a pass deflection, five tackles and four kickoff

returns for 152 yards. McLendon carried the ball 22 times for 75

yards and caught 10 passes for 70 yards in State's 14-9 loss at

Virginia.

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