Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/14/11
High FivesLogan Thomas, Virginia Tech Thomas completed just 7 of 13 pass attempts in a 37-26 win at Georgia Tech last Thursday, but the completions went for 209 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 70 yards on 18 attempts. Big plays often define big games, and Thomas came up big last week. Tajh Boyd, Clemson He and his teammates werent exactly terrific for the first three quarters on Saturday, but Boyd led three 80-plus yard fourth-quarter scoring drives as the Tigers overcame Wake Forest, 31-28, on a last-second field goal. Boyd passed for 343 yards and a pair of touchdowns in leading his team to the Atlantic Division title. Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson After missing a 30-yard field goal attempt just moments earlier, Catanzaro drilled a 43-yarder as time expired to give Clemson the Atlantic Division title and spot in the ACC championship game in Charlotte. Greg Reid, Florida State The cornerback registered five tackles but also returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown in the Seminoles 23-19 victory at home over Miami. With the Hurricanes superior in the statistics columns, the return was essentially the difference in the game. Nigel Bradham, Florida State The senior linebacker had a big day in helping the Seminoles fend off arch rival Miami, 23-19. Bradham registered 10 tackles, one for a loss of yardage, and he also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in the victory. Low Fives Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech With his team trailing 27-26 with 13:39 left in the game, Paul Johnson opted to go for it on 4th-and-1 from the Yellow Jackets own 31-yard-line. Tevin Washington failed to get the yard, and Virginia Tech took over. The Hokies scored a touchdown seven plays later and took control of the game it eventually won. Wake Forests hands Demon Deacons defenders dropped five interceptions right in their hands that would have made the difference in a 31-28 last-second loss at Clemson. Also lost for the Deacs was a chance at the Atlantic Division title. Tom OBrien, N.C. State OBrien has no trouble preparing his team and inspiring them to play with great intensity versus North Carolina, but he has struggled for five seasons getting them up for anyone else. States 14-10 loss at a struggling BC team more than cancels out last weeks win over UNC. OBrien is now 0-13 in road games against division foes. Virginias fans You forced our hand, folks, and for the second time this season, the UVa fan base makes this spot because just 45,733 showed up for Saturdays huge win over Duke. It wasnt all that long ago when UVa filled up Scott Stadium for big games, but with the team in control of its destiny in the Coastal Division race, there were nearly 16,000 empty seats for the 31-21 win. Pretty sad. Georgia Tech fans It may have been a Thursday night, but Atlanta is a top-10 market, and to have nearly 5,000 empty seats for the crucial battle with Virginia Tech last week should embarrass Yellow Jackets fans. Attendance has been an issue all season, and something must be done about it. Player of the WeekDavid Wilson, Virginia Tech The super-fast Hokies tailback ran for a career-high 175 yards on 23 carries in Virginia Techs 37-26 victory at Georgia Tech in a huge game that put the visitors in excellent position to win the Coastal Division again. Wilsons ability to shake defenders and get yards after the initial contact makes him one of the top running backs in the nation.
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