NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb repeated as ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, following State’s win over Syracuse on Sept. 30.
Chubb became the first lineman to win the award in back-to-back weeks since Louisville’s Trevon Young won on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2015. He’s the first repeat winner in any category since Pitt’s Quadree Henderson won the ACC Specialist award the final two weeks of last season.
Chubb had eight tackles, six solo, two sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss against the Orange. In his two-week reign as the top defensive lineman in the ACC, Chubb has 15 tackles, 11 solo stops, four sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble, as the Wolfpack posted wins over Florida State and Syracuse.
Wake Forest’s Greg Dortch also won a weekly award. The wide receiver and return man had 196 all-purpose yards to win ACC Rookie of the Week. In a loss to Florida State, Dorch 10 catches for 110 yards, four carries for seven yards, four punt returns for 48 yards and two kick returns for 31. Seven of his catches went for first downs.
Dortch is the first Deacon to win Rookie of the Week since running back Cade Carney took the award on Sept. 12 of last season.
Four of the other weekly winners were from teams that played North Carolina schools.
Georgia Tech’s 33-7 beating of UNC produced the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week and the Defensive Back of the Week.
Center Kenny Cooper helped clear the way for the Yellow Jackets to rush for 403 yards against the Tar Heels. Safety A.J. Gray picked off passes from both UNC quarterbacks in the third quarter.
Syracuse’s Ervin Phillips set a Carter-Finley Stadium record with 17 catches against the Wolfpack to win ACC Receiver of the Week. It was the most catches by any FBS player this season. He added a career-high 188 yards.
Florida State kicker Ricky Aguayo kicked four field goals, including a 51 yarder to help beat the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem. The performance earned him the Specialist of the Week Award.
Winners in the other two categories included Pitt quarterback Max Browne, whose 410 yards against Rice earned him Offensive Back of the Week. Clemson’s Dorian O’Daniel became the first Tiger ever to return an interception for a score and record a sack, a fumble recovery and double-digit tackles in the same game. The performance against Virginia Tech earned him Linebacker of the Week.