Profile image
By All Sports Discussion
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Five Notable ACC Performances From Week Four

Friday, September 30, 2016 15:34
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.


By Scott Levy

Week 4 saw no shortage of clutch and big-time performances throughout the ACC. For the first time this season, it was completely acceptable to leave Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson off this list. It’s not that the two had off games, which they absolutely did not. The five players listed had special weeks and delivered for their teams in huge ways. Of course the Duke and North Carolina quarterbacks led their teams to huge wins, because when aren’t these schools listed together?

Dalvin Cook – RB, Florida State

The junior running back finally exploded for 267 rushing yards and two touchdowns against South Florida. Cook’s 267-yard rushing performance is the highest of his Florida State career and is a higher total than his first three games combined. The Seminoles desperately needed a confidence booster after their embarrassing loss to Louisville, and Dalvin Cook and the offensive line were able to provide one.

Mitch Trubisky – QB, North Carolina

Trubisky broke his career single-game passing record two weeks in a row, throwing for 453 yards on 35 of 46 passing with five touchdowns and no interceptions against Pittsburgh. Trubisky continues his impressive streak of not throwing an interception since his redshirt freshman season. Trubisky and the Tar Heels can make a national statement if they travel to Tallahassee and beat the Seminoles.

Daniel Jones – QB, Duke

With both teams’ seasons on the ropes, Daniel Jones and the Duke Blue Devils landed the final knockout punch against Notre Dame. Down 35-28 in the fourth quarter, Jones hit Anthony Nash with a 64-yard catch and run to tie the game with less than seven minutes remaining. Jones then got the ball back with just over four minutes left and led a 10-play, 44-yard drive to set up the game-winning field goal. The freshman quarterback finished the day with 290 yards and three touchdowns on 75% passing as the Blue Devils pulled off the huge upset.

Jarod Evans – QB, Virginia Tech

The junior quarterback put together his second straight strong performance, throwing for 282 yards and three touchdowns on 65% passing along with 97 rushing yards and a touchdown. With the tremendous play from Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, and Mitch Trubisky this season, Evans has snuck under the radar. Evans owns the ACC’s best passer efficiency rating at 185.3, good for fourth best in the country. Evans and the Hokies will enjoy a bye week and come back to a road game against North Carolina.

Ryan Switzer – WR, North Carolina

No one has benefited more from Trubisky’s elevated play than Switzer. Pittsburgh could not stop the senior receiver as he recorded his best career game, posting highs with 16 receptions and 208 yards to go with a touchdown catch. Over his last two games, Switzer has 21 catches, 309 yards, and two touchdowns. Switzer will have to come up big once again in the Tar Heels matchup against Florida State.

 Make sure you follow the All Sports Discussion Twitter account at @AllSportsDACC and please like our Facebook Page 


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.