Sept. 14, 2004
The ACC announced on Monday that the Clemson vs. Florida State game will kickoff at 3:30 PM on September 25 and will be televised by ABC. The leauge also announced its players of the week and honored Clemson’s Leroy Hill.
Offensive Back: Wake Forest junior quarterback Cory Randolph was 16-for-21 passing for 344 yards and two touchdowns, while carrying the ball 16 times for 107 yards and a touchdown. Both passing and rushing totals were career-highs for Randolph. The Lake City, Fla., native became the first Wake Forest player to ever throw for 300+ yards and rush for 100+ yards in the same game.
Offensive Lineman: Virginia senior guard Elton Brown turned in his highest grade in two years versus North Carolina. The Hampton, Va., senior recorded eight knockdown blocks and for the second straight week, helped the Cavalier line to no quarterback sacks or pressures. Virginia rushed for 299 yards, its highest single-game total in six years, while the 549 yards of total offense are the most in five years.
Defensive Lineman: Clemson senior inside linebacker Leroy Hill had 14 tackles, including ten first hits and four assists in Clemson’s loss to Georgia Tech. Hill tallied four tackles for loss, including two quarterback sacks for a total of 27 yards. The Haddock, Ga., native was Clemson’s highest rated player in the coaches’ film grade on the defensive side of the ball.
Defensive Back: Miami senior Antrel Rolle recorded six tackles, including three tackles for loss in the Hurricanes’ overtime victory over Florida State. In addition, the cornerback from Homestead, Fla., added one sack. Rolle had three tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of 31 yards and one sack for a loss of 11 yards.
Specialist: Virginia specialist Marquis Weeks returned a kickoff for 100 yards in the second-half of Virginia’s win over North Carolina. In the process, he tied the all-time NCAA record. It also marked the second time in his career that he returned a kick 100 yards for a touchdown. The senior from Berwyn, Pa., now shares the school record for most career kickoff returns for a touchdown with two. Overall, he returned three kickoffs for 132 yards, while the team’s 238 return yards broke the school record of 228 set in 1951 against Washington & Lee.
Rookie: Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson caught three touchdown passes, including two in the final two minutes to lift Georgia Tech to a 28-24 win at Clemson. With Tech trailing 24-14, the Tyrone, Ga., native hauled in two passes from QB Reggie Ball, the first from eight yards out with 1:50 left and then the game-winner from 11 yards out with just 11 seconds remaining. He became one of just six Tech players (and the only freshman) to catch three or more touchdown passes in a game.
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