Each week, we’ll be identifying the best ACC player from that weekend’s games. As always, it’s a completely arbitrary award with no specific criteria beyond the vague concept of “excellence.” No, we don’t take write-ins.
While his team ultimately fell to Northwestern, 42-41, it’s hard to claim the team’s quarterback deserved much of the blame. Down 22 points at one juncture, Syracuse looked hapless as a result of mental errors and an overall lack of discipline. But Nassib was determined to bring them back, and so he did. Even in an excruciating loss, the senior set school and conference passing records across the board, and has SU fans’ expectations through the roof. Completing 44 of 65 passes for 470 yards and four touchdowns will do that. Up to this point, we’ve only seen glimpses of Nassib’s ceiling. Now, with a new offensive scheme, it appears he may be on track for a season to remember. Obviously, it’s just one game, but all signs point to a great campaign for Nassib in his last year on campus.