With the 11th weekend of the 2018 season in the books for the ACC, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the ACC's offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from Week 11.
ACC Week 11 College Football Awards
Offensive Player of the Week: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
Jones connected on 31 of 54 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 186 yards and a score in Duke’s 42-35 win over North Carolina.
Defensive Player of the Week: Cameron Glenn, S, Wake Forest
Glenn recorded 11 tackles (four for a loss), one sack and two pass breakups in Wake Forest’s victory over NC State.
Coordinator of the Week (Offense): Shawn Watson, Pitt
Pitt’s offense recorded 52 points and 654 yards in Saturday’s 52-22 win over Virginia Tech. Watson’s group gashed the Hokies for 492 rushing yards (13.7 per carry) and finished the game with an average of 13.9 yards a play.
Coordinator of the Week (Defense): Brent Venables, Clemson
Clemson’s defense limited Boston College to just 113 yards (2.0 per play) in Saturday’s 27-7 win. The Tigers did not give up a touchdown on offense, held the Eagles to just three third-down conversions on 16 attempts and recorded 10 tackles for a loss.
Team of the Week: Clemson
Thanks to a dominant 27-7 win over Boston College on Saturday night, the Tigers clinched a spot in the ACC Championship Game for the fourth consecutive season. Coach Dabo Swinney’s offense recorded 424 yards on offense, while the defense limited the Eagles to just 113 yards on 57 plays.
Freshman of the Week (Offense): Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Lawrence connected on 29 of 40 passes for 295 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a score in Clemson’s 27-7 win over Boston College.
Freshman of the Week (Defense): Andre Cisco, DB, Syracuse
Cisco recorded four tackles, one pass breakup and an interception in Syracuse’s win over Louisville.