Duke's Chris Douglas (Sherrills Ford, N.C.) led Duke to a 41-17 win
over Georgia Tech. Against the Yellow Jacket defense that entered
the game ranking 1st in the ACC and 16th nationally in rushing
defense (averaging 94.8 yards per game & 2.9 yards per attempt), the
5-11, 195-pound senior gained a career-high 218 yards on 30 attempts
while scoring two touchdowns. The 218-yard performance marked his
third straight 100-yard game, his fifth of the season and the ninth
of his career. The tailback averaged 7.3 yards per carry while
matching his career-high of 30 rushing attempts. Douglas' 218 yards
moved him just 11 yards shy of becoming Duke's all-time leading
rusher with 2,941 career yards and marked the third-highest
single-game rushing total in Duke history.
Duke's Rusty Wilson (Britton, Mich.) graded out a team-high 91
percent while playing 76 total snaps (68 offense & 8 special teams)
in the Blue Devils' 41-17 win over Georgia Tech. The 6-3, 320-pound
outside guard helped open holes for Chris Douglas to rush 30 times
for 218 yards while the Blue Devil offense rushed for a team total of
253 yards. Wilson also helped the Duke offense average 6.3 yards per
play and was instrumental in Duke's red zone offense. The Blue
Devils entered the game converting just 60% of their red zone
opportunities into scores, but responded against Georgia Tech with
three touchdowns and one field goal in their four chances (100%).
Clemson linebacker LeRoy Hill (Haddock, Ga.) had ten tackles in the
Tigers' 26-10 win over Florida State. Hill played 66 of the 69 snaps
on defense and also had a tackle for loss and an interception. The
6-1, 205 pound junior's interception of a tipped pass came in Clemson
territory and allowed the Tigers to continue to hold the momentum in
the third period. Hill was a major reason Clemson allowed the
Seminoles just 11 yards rushing and ten points, a season low in both
Clemson's Tye Hill (St. George, S.C.) set the tone for the Tigers'
26-10 win over Florida State when he had an interception at the
Clemson 28 yard line on Florida State's second possession of the
game. The 5-10, 175-pound sophomore had four tackles for his 69
plays and played every snap. The corner back also had another pass
deflection late in the game. Hill was largely responsible for
holding Florida State to just five yards per pass through three
quarters, while Clemson amassed a 23-3 lead.
North Carolina's Michael Waddell (Ellerbe, N.C.) blocked two kicks,
including a 31-yard field goal and a point-after attempt that was
returned by the Tar Heels for two points in UNC's 42-34 win over Wake Forest. The 5-11, 183-pound corner back became the first Tar Heel to
block two kicks in one game since Andre Purvis blocked a pair of
punts against Tulane in 1993. Waddell's field goal block came on the
game's opening drive after Wake Forest was stalled at the North
Carolina 13-yard line. Following a Deacon touchdown in the second
quarter, Waddell blocked Wake's extra point attempt and the ball was
scooped up by Lionell Green who raced 91 yards for two points.
According to available North Carolina records, it is the first time
in school history that an extra point has been blocked and then
returned for two points.
North Carolina's Ronnie McGill (Clover, S.C.) rushed for 244 yards on
29 carries and scored three touchdowns in Carolina's 42-34 victory
over Wake Forest. The 5-11, 209-pound tailback's 244 yards is the
sixth-highest single-game total in the country this season and the
most by any player in the ACC this year. It is also the
third-highest single-game total by a North Carolina freshman and the
ninth-highest single-game total in school history. McGill, who had
just 20 yards rushing at halftime, set a school record with 224 yards
rushing in the second half, including a 66-yard run that set up a
Carolina field goal.
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