A.J. Nicholson Named ACC DB of the Week

Florida State linebacker A.J. Nicholson was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week after his outstanding performance in the Seminoles 28-17 victory on Saturday evening against Boston College.


Miami running back Tyrone Moss rushed for 139 yards on a career-high 31 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Hurricanes' 36-30, triple-overtime win over Clemson on Saturday. Moss, a junior from Pompano Beach, Fla., ran for a pair of touchdowns in overtime, including the game-winner on a 25-yard run in the third extra session.


Maryland tight end Vernon Davis caught five passes for a career-high 158 yards and a touchdown in the Terrapins' 31-19 loss to West Virginia on Saturday. Davis' touchdown was for a career-long 73 yards, and drew Maryland to within eight points early in the fourth quarter. With 140 receiving yards against Clemson on Sept. 10, the junior from Washington, D.C., has now eclipsed 100 receiving yards in each of the last two games, becoming the first Maryland player to do so in back-to-back games since 1995.


Virginia linebacker Kai Parham led the Cavaliers with eight tackles, including six solo stops, in UVa's 27-24 win over Syracuse on Saturday. The Virginia Beach, Va., junior had three tackles for loss and a career-best three sacks and was part of a defense that limited the Orange to just 252 yards of total offense.


Florida State linebacker A.J. Nicholson had a pair of interceptions, including one for a touchdown, and a career-high 19 tackles in the Seminoles' 28-17 victory over Boston College on Saturday. The senior from Winston-Salem, N.C., returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the game, and later returned his second interception 40 yards, setting up another FSU touchdown. Nicholson recorded 17 solo tackles on the evening, and had a pass break-up and a tackle for loss. Nicholson was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday. SPECIAL TEAMS

Virginia place kicker Connor Hughes kicked a pair of field goals, including the game-winner with no time left, to lift the Cavaliers to a 27-24 win over Syracuse on Saturday. The senior from Williamsburg, Va., booted a 19-yard field goal to win the game after connecting on a 26-yard attempt in the third quarter. Hughes also converted all three of his point after attempts on the day.


Miami free safety Kenny Phillips had 10 tackles and a game-ending interception in his first collegiate start as Miami topped Clemson on Saturday, 36-30 in triple overtime. The freshman from Miami, Fla., was second on the team with seven solo tackles on the evening, and his interception in the third overtime ended Clemson's upset bid and the game.

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