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Triangle players honored by ACC after Saturday sweep

Posted October 8, 2012

— After a Triangle sweep on Saturday with North Carolina, North Carolina State and Duke all winning at home, each team was honored with representatives on the ACC Players of the Week list.

Giovani Bernard was named the conference’s Offensive Back of the Week after a career day in which he racked up 262 rushing yards on 23 carries with a pair of touchdowns. The total was the most ever against Virginia Tech and the fifth highest total in school history.

NC State’s Thomas Teal had two tackles for loss and was part of a defense that had four sacks as he was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week.

Duke’s Walt Canty was named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week after a 14-tackle performance that included three tackles for loss.

Sean Tapley, from UNC, was also named the specialist of the week by accumulating 152 return yards on four tries including a 94-yard return for a touchdown. The return for score was the first surrendered by Virginia Tech in an FBS-record 237 consecutive games.

Other ACC weekly winners were Clemson offensive lineman Tyler Shatley and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins as well as Maryland freshman Stefon Diggs.

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  • Tarheel born Oct 9, 9:22 a.m.

    congrats to State and Duke but celebrating Cheaters from Chapel Hill is like praising a Nazi for... View More

    — Posted by kmor2012

    ...You shouldn't drink and post at the same time.

    — Posted by americaneel

    He's always drunk, high or sucking his mother's thumb in the basement. We really shouldn't respond to embiciles.

    GO HEELS....now the most honest program in the country.

  • Sauras69 Oct 8, 8:30 p.m.

    Yea. I sent one to a writer that stated that the DC should be fired. Then I sent another... View More

    — Posted by Sauras69

    yeah....looking like a tough year Hoke. couple of bad losses against Big East teams and now... View More

    — Posted by kmor2012

    Heck our receivers dropped passes in the 1st half that could have put us in scoring position. ... View More

    — Posted by Sauras69

    hey Hokie, dont give up..that D just might step it up...the experienced guys have to be... View More

    — Posted by duane11

    Thank you. Thae defense has to step it up. It's do or die right now. We've had a good run in the ACC, but this year is unlike all others. We still have Clemson and Miami away. The only game is Duke.

  • millerman0421 Oct 8, 8:08 p.m.

    Just so we can argue about something... ESPN rates the worst teams in college football and guess... View More

    — Posted by shakennotstirred

    UNC played and beat Virginia Tech just to update the haters. World's worst fans show their... View More

    — Posted by Jewelry-EricLeak

    State fans were calling for TOB, Archer and Bible to all be fired - during the first half of the... View More

    — Posted by Gunnstigator

    Just goofing. truthaboutstatefans was prolly foaming at the mouth. BTW, did you know that the... View More

    — Posted by shakennotstirred

    actually teams that UNC has played, there records combined are 17-18. NCSUs opponents are 19-15.

  • millerman0421 Oct 8, 7:46 p.m.

    Just so we can argue about something... ESPN rates the worst teams in college football and guess... View More

    — Posted by shakennotstirred

    UNC played and beat Virginia Tech just to update the haters. World's worst fans show their... View More

    — Posted by Jewelry-EricLeak

    Reactionary fans are not exclusive to State my friend. Look at the people calling for Fisher's... View More

    — Posted by 78FJ40

    if the wolfpack show up on 10/27 in chapel hill and like they did against FSU, should be a walk in the park for UNC.....better bring your "A" game state.

  • duane11 Oct 8, 7:34 p.m.

    UNC played and beat Virginia Tech just to update the haters. World's worst fans show their... View More

    — Posted by Jewelry-EricLeak

    Yea. I sent one to a writer that stated that the DC should be fired. Then I sent another... View More

    — Posted by Sauras69

    yeah....looking like a tough year Hoke. couple of bad losses against Big East teams and now... View More

    — Posted by kmor2012

    Heck our receivers dropped passes in the 1st half that could have put us in scoring position. ... View More

    — Posted by Sauras69

    hey Hokie, dont give up..that D just might step it up...the experienced guys have to be embarassed...it happened with State and the veteran secondary, they were torched and pulled it together to stymie fsu...in this league, you just get ready to win the next game, b/c anything goes

  • duane11 Oct 8, 7:26 p.m.

    Congrats all the selected players. Gio is an absolute game changer that looks like he's going... View More

    — Posted by kornfan2448

    gotta love his game..i predicted a big yr for him, just want him to fail against the Pack!!

  • Sauras69 Oct 8, 6:54 p.m.

    Yea. I sent one to a writer that stated that the DC should be fired. Then I sent another... View More

    — Posted by Sauras69

    yeah....looking like a tough year Hoke. couple of bad losses against Big East teams and now... View More

    — Posted by kmor2012

    Heck our receivers dropped passes in the 1st half that could have put us in scoring position. ... View More

    — Posted by Sauras69

    Hokie, I hope your team rights the ship this weekend. The Heels need to clean up some of the... View More

    — Posted by Turheel

    I was remiss. I think that UNC will beat Miami. They have a huge confidence builder after beating VT. The secondary needs work, but everything else is pretty solid. Our OL couldn't get our backs to gain 100 yards against Richmond Senior High School. Dismal. I don't even know why our OC and Mike O'Cain even tries to run up the center of a defense. The sad thing is that Frank Beamer allows them to do this in every game this season. Courage. Interstional fortitude goes a long way for me. Ol Frank is feeling some heat up there right now. I'm glad too. It obvious to me and a bunch that gives some monies to our school, that things are not right with our football program. No team slips this suddenly.

  • Wheelman Oct 8, 5:10 p.m.

    congrats to State and Duke but celebrating Cheaters from Chapel Hill is like praising a Nazi for... View More

    — Posted by kmor2012

    Why don't you go find your troll hole and crawl back in it.

    As a UNC fan who also pulls for State (when they're not playing UNC), I would have expected Glennon to get some talk for the way he stood in there and just tore FSU apart in the second half. I can guarantee you he impressed some NFL scouts. And that's not to take away from the O-line or the defense, but he was impressive.

  • heelsforever Oct 8, 4:46 p.m.

    congrats to State and Duke but celebrating Cheaters from Chapel Hill is like praising a Nazi for... View More

    — Posted by kmor2012

    Yeah, because the things that have come out of Chapel Hill the last 2.5 years are totally like killing millions of innocent people...and you people smack on Roy for comparing a ball game to a natural disaster in Haiti.

  • redistrumps Oct 8, 4:41 p.m.

    Congrats to all the area players for their awards, you made Tobacco Road look good this weekend :)

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