Evidently Maryland freshman Stefon Diggs has high standards. Even after a 19-14 victory over Wake Forest which Diggs called the “worst game of my life,” the wide receiver was named ACC rookie of the week for the second time.
Diggs had 5 catches for 105 yards and set up the winning score in the fourth quarter with a sensational 63-yard catch-and-run reception. He also fumbled a punt deep in Maryland territory in the third quarter, setting up a go-ahead score by the Demon Deacons.
Maryland linebacker Demetrious Hartsfield, who had 10 tackles, including the game-clinching sack in the final minute on fourth down, was named ACC linebacker of the week. The senior led another strong defensive effort for the Terps who held the Demon Deacons to 241 yards.
Navy also had a pair of players honored after its 28-21 overtime victory at Air Force. Senior linebacker Matt Warrick was named FBS Independent defensive player of the week for the third time as he had 11 tackles, including two for losses.
Freshman kicker Nick Sloan booted field goals of 41 and 39 yards and made both of his point-after attempts. After a season in which kicking woes contributed to several Navy losses, Sloan is 5 for 5 in field goal tries this year. He is one of 10 FBS kickers with an average of at least one attempt per game who remain perfect.