Pair of Hurricanes Pick Up Weekly Honors
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — For the second time this season, the Miami Hurricanes had two student-athletes recognized for outstanding performances with weekly honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Redshirt senior Quincy Roche and redshirt junior Lou Hedley were respectively selected as ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week and ACC Specialist of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Roche had the best performance of his Miami career Saturday afternoon, delivering a dominant outing in Miami’s 31-19 win against Pitt. Roche finished with 4.0 tackles for loss – a season-best for any Miami player – forced a fumble and wore the turnover chain for the first time this season on a strip-sack of Pitt QB Joey Yellen. The nation’s active sacks leader, Roche finished with a season-high seven tackles in the win and helped the Hurricanes hold the Panthers to only 22 rushing yards.
Hedley had one of the best outings of his Miami career in the win over Pitt. Hedley, who boomed a season-long 60-yard punt in the game’s first quarter, averaged 51.7 yards per punt – tied with Matt Bosher (2007) for the best mark by any Miami punter in the last 20 years for a single-game average with a minimum of six punts. Pitt totaled just 16 punt return yards on the afternoon.
The #11/#11 Hurricanes (4-1, 3-1 ACC) host Virginia (1-3, 1-3 ACC) for a matchup at Hard Rock Stadium on Sat., Oct. 24. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. on the ACC Network.