1.) Chris Thompson, Florida State – Last Week: 2
Thompson gets the top spot this week for his 170 total yards (141 on the ground, 29 in the air), placing him at second in the ACC in rushing yards. No touchdowns, but solid play.
2.) Andre Ellington, Clemson -Last Week: 1
Ellington leads the ACC in rushing yards, and continues to be a workhorse for Clemson. This week, he had 24 carries for 82 yards and 2 receptions for 47 yards.
3.) Giovani Bernard, North Carolina – Last Week: 10
The Giovani Bernard era in Chapel Hill has arrived. The sophomore back is exploding in the backfield; last week he had 23 attempts for 262 yards against Virginia Tech. Name me the last back who did that against VT and you get a cookie.
4.) Tevin Washington, Georgia Tech – Last Week: 4
Washington improves from his 4 yard, 4 touchdown game last week with 16 attempts and 104 yards rushing. He rushed in 2 TDs and threw for one as well.
5.) Josh Harris, Wake Forest – Last Week: 5
Harris has been steadily having a solid season, averaging 4 yards a carry. Last week against Maryland, he had 18 rushes for 73 yards.
6.) Duke Johnson, Miami – Last Week: 3
Johnson drops three spots because of his terrible showing against Notre Dame. 8 attempts and 22 yards (with 3 receptions for 35 yards) just isn’t going to cut it.
7.) Orwin Smith, Georgia Tech – Last Week: 9
Smith gets a boost up the list for his incredibly efficient running. Despite only having 7 carries, he had 117 yards and a TD. He is 8th in the ACC in rushing yards with 362, but 29th in attempts (for reference, that’s one fewer than Wes Brown, who has 150 yards).
8.) Andre Williams, Boston College – Last Week: N/A
Williams should have been on this list awhile ago, but he just hasn’t been that great. This week was different, however, as he came away with 21 attempts for 191 yards and 2 TDs against a very bad Army team.
9.)Kevin Parks, Virginia – Last Week: N/A
Parks was solid last week in a loss against Duke, rushing for 74 yards on only 9 attempts including a TD. he also had 3 receptions for 29 yards.
10.) Perry Jones, Virginia – Last Week: N/A
Parks backfield brethren Perry Jones fills in the final spot after a very good showing against Duke, rushing 19 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. He also had 4 receptions for 28 yards.