Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week
RECEIVER – Marcus Davis, Virginia Tech, R-Senior, WR, 6-4, 232, Virginia Beach, Va.
Davis had a big game as the Hokies rallied to beat Duke, 41-20. The senior hauled in five passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns to spark the comeback, scoring on passes of 42 yards and 47 yards.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – James Gayle, Virginia Tech, R-Junior, DE, 6-4, 269, Hampton, Va.
Gayle was all over the field in helping shut down the Duke offense after a big first quarter en route to a 41-20 Hokie win. The senior tallied a team-high nine tackles, including 2.5 for loss and a sack to go along with three quarterback hurries as the Hokies held the Blue Devils to just 22 yards rushing for the game.
ROOKIE – J.C. Coleman, Virginia Tech, Freshman, TB, 5-8, 192, Chesapeake, Va.
Coleman moved into the starting lineup and made the most of his opportunity, rushing for a career-high 183 yards on just 13 carries (14.1 yards per carry) with two long touchdown runs. The 183 yards rushing are the most by a true freshman under head coach Frank Beamer. Coleman scored on runs of 45 yards and 86 yards as the Hokies downed Duke, 41-20.