Oct. 20, 2003
Week 9 Preview
Wake Forest RB Chris Barclay (Louisville, Ky.) tallied a career-best 163 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries, all of which came in the first half in a 42-13 victory at Duke. Barclay, a 5-10, 170-pound sophomore, carried the ball seven times for 71 yards on the Deacs' opening drive of the game and notched his second-straight 100-yard game in the first minute of the second quarter. It was the highest rushing total by a Deacon back since Morgan Kane had 224 against Georgia Tech in 1998. It was also the second time in Barclay's career that he scored three touchdowns in a game (also at Purdue last season). He now ranks third in the ACC in rushing (169.4 ypg) and second in touchdowns scored (6) on the season.
Wake Forest center Blake Lingruen (Liberty Center, Ohio) was in on 50 of the Demon Deacons' 60 snaps in their 42-13 win over Duke. The 6-4, 276-pound junior graded out at a team-best 92 percent. Lingruen surpassed his knockdown goal of ten by recording a team-best 13 stops.
Florida State middle linebacker Allen Augustin (Miami, Fla.) tallied nine tackles, including six solos, in the Seminoles' 19-14 win over Virginia. The 6-1, 219-pound senior also added one tackle for loss and a quarterback pressure. Augustin and the Florida State defense held the Cavaliers to just 99 yards in the second half, including 18 yards rushing. He ranks second on the team this season with 47 total tackles.
DEFENSIVE BACK (Co-Players of the Week)
Florida State outside linebacker Michael Boulware (Columbia, S.C.) tied a career-high with 16 tackles (11 solos) in the Seminoles' win at Virginia, 19-14. The 6-3, 222-pound senior forced a fumble, had two pass break-ups and four third-down stops. Florida State ranks second nationally in scoring defense (10.4 ppg).
Wake Forest outside linebacker Kellen Brantley (Miami, Fla.) registered six tackles (4 solos), a sack, a forced fumble, an interception for a touchdown and two pass break-ups in the Deacs' 42-13 win over Duke. In the second quarter, 6-0, 238-pound senior picked off QB Mike Schneider and returned the ball 64 yards for a touchdown. It was the sixth-longest interception return in school history and the second year in a row Brantley has scored on the interception return versus Duke.
Florida State's Xavier Beitia (Tampa, Fla.) tied a career-high with four field goals in the 'Noles 19-14 win at Virginia. The 5-10, 217-pound junior placekicker connected from 34, 38, 47 and 39 yards. Beitia is 9 of 12 this year on field goal attempts and 41 of 54 for his career. His 13 points in the game moved him into sixth place on the Florida State all-time scoring list (245).
North Carolina linebacker Larry Edwards (Tampa, Fla.) led the Tar Heels in tackles for the third consecutive week, having posted a season-high 15 stops in North Carolina's 31-33 loss to Arizona State. The 6-3, 215-pound freshman recorded 13 solo tackles and two assists and was credited with one tackle for loss. Edwards is the first true freshman to start at linebacker since Tommy Thigpen in 1989.