Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Miami quarterback Stephen Morris, linebacker Gionni Paul, and linebacker Eddie Johnson headline a list of eight players named as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. Morris set a new conference single-game record with 566 passing yards, Paul accumulated a team-high 11 tackles, and Johnson had seven tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, and a pass breakup in the Hurricanes' 44-37 win over NC State.
Florida State's Bryan Stork, the Offensive Lineman of the Week, helped the Seminole offense tally 424 yards of total offense in the 30-17 win at South Florida. Teammates Cornellius Carradine, who registered a team-high nine tackles to earn Defensive Lineman of the Week for the second time this year, and Dustin Hopkins, who moved into second on the all-time ACC scoring list, also garnered weekly accolades.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Bryan Stork, Florida State, R-Junior, OL, 6-4, 312, Vero Beach, Fla.
Stork, the most experienced player on the Seminoles' offensive front, posted his second consecutive outstanding performance of the season in the 30-17 win at South Florida. The Vero Beach, Fla., native graded out at 77 percent and had just one missed assignment while triggering all 67 snaps for the Florida State offense. He was not penalized and did not yield a sack in a performance which came on the heels of a career-best 95-percent grade against Clemson. The Seminoles rolled up 424 yards of total offense (242 pass, 182 rush) in their road debut of the season.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Cornellius Carradine, Florida State, Senior, DE, 6-5, 265, Cincinnati, Ohio
Carradine registered a team-high nine tackles, including 1.5 quarterback sacks and a forced fumble, as the defeated South Florida. The Seminoles limited USF to 124 total yards after the first quarter en route to moving to 5-0 on the season, 30-17. Carradine's late third quarter sack of USF back-up quarterback Matt Floyd resulted in a fumble, which teammate Christian Jones scooped up and raced 12 yards into the end zone for the Seminoles' final score of the game. Through five games, Carradine leads the Seminoles with 28 tackles and 7 sacks, while his eight tackles for loss trail teammate Bjoern Werner by one. It is the second weekly honor of the season for Carradine.
SPECIALIST - Dustin Hopkins, Florida State, Senior, K, 6-2, 190, Houston, Texas
Hopkins got off the deck after an early missed field goal from 48 yards to his final three attempts in the 30-17 win at South Florida. By converting from 26, 43 and 23 yards, Hopkins pushed his career field goal total to 69, which ranks second in Florida State and fourth in Atlantic Coast Conference history. With 12 points on the day, Hopkins also moved into sole possession of second place on the Florida State and ACC career scoring charts, with 377 points. He trails Florida State record holder Derek Schmidt and ACC record holder Nick Novak of Maryland by 16 points - they both finished with 393 - to become the all-time leader. Hopkins is also just eight points shy of moving into 10th place on the NCAA all-time scoring list.