Orange duo earns ACC weekly football honors

Redshirt sophomore guard Dakota Davis and senior linebacker were recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday, Nov. 18 for their performances in Syracuse’s 49-6 victory over Duke last Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Davis was voted the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week and Williams shared ACC Linebacker of the Week honors with Louisville’s Dorian Etheridge.

Orange Duo Earns ACC Weekly Football Honors

The team leader with 44 knockdown blocks this season, Davis was the highest-graded member of the Orange’s front five against the Blue Devils. He did not allow a sack and collected a team-best five knockdowns in 56 snaps. The Mount Airy, Maryland native opened holes for two 100-yard rushers, as Moel Neal and Jarveon Howard each ran for 115 yards in the game. Additionally, Davis paved the way for an Orange offense that averaged 6.7 yards per play and set season highs for both team rushing yards (286) and team rushing touchdowns (4) against the Blue Devils.