ACC Honor Roll: Week 4

BY foxsports • September 23, 2012

Florida State met expectations, Clemson didn't hurt itself, and the Research Triangle teams all won convincingly in the ACC's fourth weekend of the football season. Virginia and Maryland fell at ranked Big12 teams, which was expected.

With respect to Wake's Josh Harris and Deandre Martin, Miami's Phillip Dorsett, Maryland's Perry Hills, UNC's Bryn Renner and N.C. State's Shadrach Thornton,  here is this week's Honor Roll:

High Fives

Stephen Morris, Miami – The Hurricanes' QB had his best day as a collegian by completing 32 of 51 pass attempts for 436 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Canes to a miraculous come-from-behind overtime win at Georgia Tech. Miami is now 2-0 on the road in ACC play.

Sean Renfree, Duke – Renfree came alive to help the Blue Devils pull away from Memphis by hitting on 26 of his 37 pass attempts for 314 yards and four touchdowns in Duke's 38-14 victory. The Devils are 3-1 and are clearly moving in the right direction.

Kevin Reddick, UNC – The Tar Heels' linebacker was huge in Carolina's 27-6 victory over East Carolina. He recorded 9 tackles, including two for a loss of yardage, a forced fumble, broke up a pass and registered a sack as UNC allowed East Carolina just 233 total yards.

Chris Thompson, Florida State – Thompson continued his excellent season by racing for 103 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 15 carries in the Seminoles' crucial 49-37 victory over Clemson. The balance Thompson gives FSU makes the Noles a complete team.

Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest – The junior wide receiver caught 12 passes for 153 yards and two scores plus he ran the ball five times for 31 yards and another touchdown. The three scores is a career high for the Maryland native.

Disappointment of the Week

Virginia – The Cavaliers are darn close to owning a 1-3 record after falling at TCU 27-7 on Saturday. Their passing game is not working, the ground game isn't either, and the defense isn't making plays. In UVa's last five games versus FBS schools it has lost 38-0 at home to Virginia Tech, 43-24 to Auburn in a bowl game, defeated Penn State 17-16 because PSU missed four field goals, lost 56-20 at Georgia Tech and then the loss at TCU.

Player of the Week

E.J. Manuel, Florida State – In the biggest game of his career. The senior QB was sensational in FSU's 49-37 win over Clemson. Manuel completed 27 of 35 pass attempts for 380 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He also ran the ball 12 times for 102 yards and displayed tremendous leadership and maturity. For his efforts, Manuel is now knee deep in the Heisman Trophy race.

Coach of the Week

Jimbo Fisher, Florida State – Fisher's team showed its growth when it responded to Clemson taking a 10-point lead in the third quarter by exploding for 28 consecutive points to pull away for a 49-37 victory. FSU is not only the team to beat in the ACC, but is now officially a national title contender.


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