Posted: 4:11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
The ACC announced today its conference players of the week for Week 5. The Hokies had three players awarded with weekly honors after their 17-10 victory over division foe Geogia Tech in Atlanta last Thursday.
Brandon Facyson, Derrick Hopkins and Andrew Miller were recognized as the Co-Rookie, Defensive Lineman and Offensive Lineman of the Week respectively.
Per the official press release on Hokiesports:
"OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Andrew Miller, Virginia Tech, Sr., OG, 6-4, 304, Bassett, Va.
Miller had a solid game up front as the Hokies went on the road and defeated previously unbeaten Georgia Tech, 17-10, in ACC action. The senior played all 55 offensive snaps, grading out at 87 percent with 11 knockdowns in the win.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Derrick Hopkins, Virginia Tech, Sr. DT, 6-2, 312, Highland Springs, Va.
Hopkins was a force against Georgia Tech's potent option attack as the Hokies limited the Yellow Jackets to 129 rushing yards in last Thursday night's 17-10 ACC road win. The senior was credited with a team-high seven tackles (five solo) with three exceptional plays, including a key stop on fourth down late in the game to stop a Georgia Tech drive and turn the ball back over to Virginia Tech. Hopkins scored a career-high 54 points in the Hokies' coaching staff's grading system.
CO-ROOKIE - Brandon Facyson, Virginia Tech, Fr., CB, 6-2, 173, Newnan, Ga.
Playing in front of nearly 40 friends and family less than 30 miles from home in last Thursday night's 17-10 win at Georgia Tech, the true freshman recovered a fumble on the opening drive that set up a Hokies touchdown. Facyson then forced a fumble on the next drive that was recovered by Georgia Tech, but eventually ended that drive with his fourth interception of the season. For the game, he had three tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, an interception and two pass breakups."
Congratulations to those three players, all of which had one hell of a game Thursday to help propel the Hokies to victory. For more on Virginia Tech football, including updates on player awards, Gobbler Country will cover it all.