ACC Announces Conference Players of the Week

The Atlantic Coast Conference released their conference’s players of the week on Monday afternoon for week four of the season. Per usual, the players selected were voted on by a 14-member media panel. This week, Duke leads the way with three honorees, after their decisive victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday. Here’s the full list.


Offensive Back: So. QB Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina

  • Replaced QB Marquise Williams in the second half against Delaware.
  • Completed 17 of 20 passes, for 312 yards and four touchdowns in the second half, while setting the single-game school record for passing efficiency with a rating of 282.04 in the team’s 41-14 victory over the Blue Hens.


Offensive Lineman: r-Sr. OT Joe Thuney, NC State

  • Participated in 47 offensive snaps, while not missing an assignment and grading out at a team-high 92 percent.
  • Anchored an offensive line that aided a 586-yard effort that included 330 rushing yards in a 63-13 rout over South Alabama.


Receiver: Jr. WR Mack Hollins, North Carolina

  • Caught three passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in North Carolina’s 41-14 win over Delaware.
  • Hollins earned ACC Receiver of the Week honors for the second time in his career, and now has 10 touchdowns over his three years with the Tar Heels.


Defensive Lineman: r-Jr. DT A.J. Wolf, Duke

  • Wolf had eight tackles on Saturday, six of which went for two yards or less in the team’s victory over Georgia Tech. They held the Yellow Jackets’ high-powered rushing attack to just 173 rushing yards.
  • He also aided an effort that forced Georgia Tech to go a combined 6/24 (25%) on third and fourth downs in the contest.


Linebacker: So. LB Connor Strachan, Boston College

  • Strachan was a beast in Saturday’s win over Northern Illinois, as he led the defense in tackles for the third time in four games to open up the season.
  • Strachan recorded nine tackles, seven of which were solo, while adding a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss. Northern Illinois was held to just 153 total yards.


Defensive Back: r-Sr. S Jeremy Cash, Duke

  • Cash led the way for Duke on Saturday in their win over Georgia Tech, as he recorded a team-high 12 tackles, three of which were for a loss, and one sack.
  • Additionally, Cash recorded four quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles, which led an impressive defensive effort that held Georgia Tech to just 173 rushing yards, which was 204 yards below their season average.


Specialist: r-Jr. S DeVon Edwards, Duke

  • On Saturday afternoon, with 6:54 remaining in the third quarter, 20th-ranked Georgia Tech had just scored a touchdown to cut the Duke lead to 19-13. With momentum seemingly swinging away from the Blue Devils, kick returner DeVon Edwards made a game-changing play, running the ensuing kickoff back 100 yards for a decisive touchdown to keep the Jackets at bay. Edwards also recorded eight tackles on defense for Duke.
  • Edwards’ kick return was his second for a touchdown this season, and his fifth in his career. This is his second career specialist of the week award.


Rookie: Fr. QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville

  • Jackson sealed up the starting quarterback job for Louisville after helping to lead them to their first win of the season on Saturday against Samford.
  • As a runner, Jackson was dynamic, rushing for 184 yards and two touchdowns. The 184 rushing yards were the most in a single game for a quarterback in school history. As a passer, he was just as good, throwing for 212 yards and another score, leading Bobby Petrino to declare in the post-game press conference that the team had, “found its quarterback.”


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