Nov. 23, 2004
ACC Football Players of the WeekMonday, November 22, 2004
OFFENSIVE BACK Miami quarterback Brock Berlin completed 13 of 19 passes (68.4%) for a career-high 361 yards and four touchdowns in Miami’s 52-7 win over Wake Forest. Berlin completed a 42-yard pass on the first play of the game and followed that with a 39-yard strike on the third play from scrimmage for the Hurricanes. The senior quarterback finished the first half with 314 yards passing and three touchdowns.
OFFENSIVE LINE Virginia Tech offensive tackle Jimmy Martin graded out at 90 percent including a knockdown on 58 snaps. Martin helped lead the Hokie offense to 239 yards rushing and 376 yards of total offense in Virginia Tech’s 55-6 win over Maryland last Thursday night in Blacksburg.
DEFENSIVE LINE North Carolina defensive end Hilee Taylor recorded three tackles, 2.5 sacks for losses of 22 yards and a forced fumble in North Carolina’s 40-17 victory over Duke. The Tar Heels allowed a season-low 234 total yards, including 58 yards on the ground. Taylor set a true freshman school record for sacks in a season with 4.5.
DEFENSIVE BACK Virginia linebacker Darryl Blackstock had a season-high six tackles, including four for a loss, in the Cavaliers’ 30-10 win at Georgia Tech. It was Blackstock’s fourth multi-sack game of the season and third in a row. The junior also recorded a team-best three sacks to lead a Virginia defense that held the Yellow Jackets to 86 yards rushing.
SPECIAL TEAMS Clemson’s Jad Dean and Virginia’s Connor Hughes were named specialists of the week after leading their respective teams to victories this past weekend. Dean kicked three field goals of 21, 24 and 20 yards in Clemson’s 29-7 victory over South Carolina. In seven kickoffs, Dean sent four for touchbacks while holding the Gamecocks to an average starting field position at their own 17-yard line. Hughes nailed three field goals including a 43-yarder in the fourth quarter and connected on all three extra points as Virginia topped Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Hughes helped the Cavaliers to a perfect 4-for-4 in scoring opportunities from inside the red zone.
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