ACC Award Winners
By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The Southern Pigskin award winners for week nine in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
ACC Offensive Player of the Week: Tajh Boyd, Clemson - Completed 27-of-38 passes for 428 yards and five touchdowns in the Tigers' 42-13 win over Wake Forest.
ACC Defensive Player of the Week: Dwayne Norman, Duke - Totaled 13 tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in the Blue Devils' 48-7 loss to Florida State.
ACC Special Teams Player of the Week: Giovani Bernard, North Carolina - Broke a 35-35 tie with 13 seconds left to play with a 74-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Tar Heels' 43-35 triumph over North Carolina State.
ACC Freshman of the Week: Stefon Diggs, Maryland - Caught eleven passes for 152 yards and a touchdown in the Terrapins' 20-17 loss to Boston College.
ACC Coach of the Week: Jimbo Fisher, Florida State - The Seminole offense compiled 560 total yards in their 48-7 win over Duke.
ACC X-Factor of the Week: Giovani Bernard, North Carolina - Finishing with 304 total yards, rushing for 135 and two touchdowns, catching eight passes for 95 yards and winning the game with a 74-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Tar Heels' 43-35 victory over North Carolina State.