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.
Building off his big numbers against Georgia Tech in week four, Morris went off again against NC State — this time to the tune of 566 yards and five scores. His passing yardage total was both a school and conference record, and was much-needed in a game where the rushing attack was virtually non-existent. Considering how unheralded he was compared to the conference’s other elite passers coming into this season, it’s been a pleasant surprise for the ‘Canes to see his arrival as a playmaker and leader in clutch situations. While Miami’s defense has struggled to stop opponents thus far, if Morris can keep them in games with his arm, it may not be as big of an issue as we once thought.
Phillip Dorsett, WR/Miami (7 catches, 191 yards, 2 TD)
DeAndre Hopkins, WR/Clemson (11 catches, 197 yards, 1 TD)