NC State's Philip Rivers, a junior quarterback from Athens, Ala., had
a record-setting day against the Midshipmen, completing 10 of 15
passes for 309 yards and five touchdowns. The nation's leading
passer, Rivers tied his own school record for touchdown passes and
also rushed for a touchdown, giving an NC State record for touchdown
responsibility in a game with six. On the season, Rivers has thrown
for eight touchdowns with only two interceptions while completing
68.6 percent of his passes.
Virginia's Elton Brown a sophomore guard from Hampton, Va., graded
out at 90 percent in UVa's 34-21 upset of No. 22 South Carolina
Saturday night in Charlottesville. Brown recorded 10 knockdown
blocks against the Gamecocks and did not allow a quarterback sack.
Virginia Angelo Crowell, a senior linebacker from Winston-Salem,
N.C., had 12 tackles in Virginia's upset of No. 22 South Carolina.
Crowell, a second-team All-ACC selection as junior, also recovered a
fumble, caused a fumble and had two tackles for loss. Crowell leads
the Cavaliers and is third in the ACC with 33 tackles in three games.
Wake Forest sophomore cornerback Eric King came up with some big
plays as the Demon Deacon defense held off a late rally to defeat
visiting East Carolina, 27-22. The Woodstock, Md., native came up
with the first two interceptions of his career and forced a fumble as
the Deacs evened their record at 1-1. King was also credited with
three tackles (two solo) and a pass breakup.
North Carolina placekicker Dan Orner, a junior from Warwick, N.Y.,
kicked field goals of 51, 52 and 55 yards in the Tar Heels' 30-22
victory over Syracuse. Orner's three field goals came on his first
three career college field goal attempts and tied an NCAA single-game
record with three field goals of 50 yards or more. In addition,
Orner's 55-yard kick was a school record.
Clemson freshman Justin Miller had an huge impact on Clemson's 33-13 win over Louisiana Tech on both sides of the ball. Miller opened
the game by catching a nine-yard pass on Clemson's opening drive, which later resulted in a Tiger touchdown. Later in the fourth
period, Miller made a diving interception in the end zone of a Luke McCown pass to thwart a Bulldog drive. The Owensboro, Ken., native
became the first Clemson player to record a reception and an interception in the same game since 1964 (Pat Crain vs. Virginia).
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