N.C. State quarterback Jacoby Brissett earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors after keying the Wolfpack’s 35-7 football win Saturday at North Carolina.
Brissett set a school record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 167 yards on 14 carries. He broke the school record set by Johnny Evans in 1976 that had stood for nearly four decades. Brissett averaged 11.9 yards per carry, including a 17-yard touchdown run.
Brissett also had a career-best 60-yard run from scrimmage that set up another score. He finished 9-of-11 passing, including three touchdown throws.
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North Carolina: Senior opposite hitter Chaniel Nelson was named ACC Player of the Week.
To earn the award for a second time, Nelson led North Carolina with 3.38 kills/set as the Tar Heels clinched the ACC championship with two victories over Duke and Wake Forest. Against Duke, Nelson knocked down 14 kills and added five blocks as North Carolina won 3-2.
Nelson was key in the fifth set, as she had three kills in the last five points, including the match-winning kill to take the 15-13 win in the set. On Friday against Wake Forest, Nelson had 13 kills, including five in the final frame.
N.C. Central: Karamo Jawara earned all-tournament team honors in the Emerald Coast Classic Championship as he totaled 15 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals in wins against Eastern Illinois and Northern Arizona.
• Senior Racquel Davis was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced.
Davis, a 6-foot senior from Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged 18.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals against Winthrop and UNC Asheville. She had a career-high 19 rebounds against Winthrop and five steals in a win against UNC Asheville. Offensively, she averaged 23.5 points in the two games.
East Carolina: B.J. Tyson has been named the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week after helping the Pirates to two victories. It is the first weekly AAC honor for the ECU basketball program.
Tyson, a 6-foot-3 guard from Wadesboro, averaged 16.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in four games in which he shot .514 from the field (19-of-37) and .793 from the free throw line (23-of-29). He finished the week by scoring double figures in each of the final three games with a pair of 20-point performances. He led the Pirates in scoring and assists twice during the week and rebounding once.
Wake Forest: Senior forward Dearica Hamby was named the women’s ACC Player of the Week after leading the Deacons to two wins.
Hamby averaged 24.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in three games at the Cancun Challenge, including wins against Charlotte and Montana. She posted a career-high 40 points on 13-of-17 shooting against Montana. She also went 14-of-16 from the free-throw line with eight rebounds and two steals in the game.