With the ninth 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 9.
ACC Week 9 College Football Awards
Offensive Player of the Week: Eric Dungey, QB, Syracuse
Dungey completed 27 of 38 passes for 411 yards and three touchdowns and added 32 rushing yards and a score in Syracuse’s victory over NC State.
Defensive Player of the Week: Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
Hall recorded six tackles, two pass breakups and recovered a fumble in Virginia’s win over North Carolina.
Coordinator of the Week (Offense): Warren Ruggiero, Wake Forest
Wake Forest’s offense gashed Louisville for 591 yards (8.2 per play) in Saturday’s 56-35 victory. Ruggiero’s group recorded 368 rushing yards, went 7 of 13 on third down and scored on four of their first five drives.
Coordinator of the Week (Defense): Brent Venables, Clemson
Clemson’s defense allowed only 247 yards and 10 points in Saturday’s win at Florida State. The Tigers also recorded 14 tackles for a loss, five sacks and seven three-and-outs.
Team of the Week: Syracuse
Syracuse clinched bowl eligibility with a 51-41 victory over NC State on Saturday night. Coach Dino Babers’ high-powered offense recorded 561 total yards (7.1 per play), with quarterback Eric Dungey accounting for 433 total yards. The defense helped to clinch the win by picking off a NC State pass with less than three minutes to go, which allowed the Orange to score a late touchdown to push the final margin to 10 points.
Freshman of the Week (Offense): Tobias Oliver, QB, Georgia Tech
Oliver recorded 215 rushing yards and three touchdowns in Georgia Tech’s win over Virginia Tech.
Freshman of the Week (Defense): Brandon Sebastian, CB, Boston College
Sebastian recorded two tackles and two pass breakups in Boston College’s win over Miami on Friday night.