Three Heels earn ACC weekly honors

Three Heels earn ACC weekly honors

Three North Carolina players earned ACC Football Players of the Week honors after their win over Miami.

OFFENSIVE BACK: Making his first career start, North Carolina tailback Chad Scott rushed for a career-high 175 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Tar Heels' 31-28 victory over No. 4 and previously unbeaten Miami Saturday. The Plant City, Fla., senior scored on a 14-yard run in the first half to tie the score at 14-all. In the third quarter, he had to be taken to the locker room with a hip pointer injury, but came back to score his second touchdown of the game on a 9-yard run to give North Carolina a 28-21 advantage.

OFFENSIVE LINE: North Carolina center Jason Brown and Maryland tackle Stephon Heyer were tabbed as Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week. Brown, a 6-3, 328-pound senior from Henderson, N.C., anchored an offensive line that paved the way for 279 yards rushing and 545 total offensive yards in North Carolina's 31-28 victory over Miami. Brown graded out at 92 percent overall, including 100 percent in the passing game, had 11 knockdowns and did not allow a sack. Despite playing with a sprained right knee, Heyer, a 6-6, 295-pound junior from Lawrenceville, Ga., earned the highest grade by a Terrapin offensive lineman in the Terps' 20-17 win over fifth-ranked Florida State Saturday. Heyer was in on a total of 74 plays and finished with two pancake blocks as the Terps totaled 378 yards of offense in the win.

SPECIAL TEAMS: North Carolina's Connor Barth kicked a game-winning 42-yard field goal as time expired to give North Carolina a 31-28 victory over No. 4 Miami Saturday. On the last possession of the game, Carolina drove the ball 55 yards on nine plays to the Miami 25-yard line to set up the field goal. Barth also converted all four extra point attempts as the Tar Heels evened their record at 4-4.

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