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Boston College Football: Brian Mihalik, Josh Keyes Earn ACC Player Of Week Honors

A couple of dudes took home ACC player of the week honors this week.

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Congratulations to Boston College's Brian Mihalik and Josh Keyes. Mihalik earns ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors and Keyes ACC Co-Linebacker honors for their role in Boston College's 30-14 victory over N.C. State.


DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Brian Mihalik, Boston College, Sr., DE, 6-9, 295, Avon Lake, Ohio

Mihalik recorded his first career interception at a critical time in Saturday's 30-14 road win at NC State. With the Eagles up by seven, he intercepted Wolfpack QB Jacoby Brissett's second-and-16 pass at the beginning of the second half and returned it 21 yards to give the Eagles first-and-10 at the Pack's 20-yard line. Mihalik's play ended Brissett's streak of 187 consecutive passes without an interception. Earlier in the game, Mihalik recorded a sack for a loss of eight yards, on third-and-7 to force NC State to punt. He now has 3.5 sacks on the year.

CO-LINEBACKER - Josh Keyes, Boston College, Sr., LB, 6-2, 223, Ghent, N.Y.

Keyes recorded a career-high 10 tackles to lead the BC defense against NC State on Saturday, not allowing the Wolfpack to score after the first quarter. He recorded two tackles for loss, including his team-high fourth sack of the season, forcing a fumble at the Wolfpack 46-yard line in the fourth quarter. The Eagle defense allowed the Wolfpack just 43 rushing yards and 217 total yards on the night. Keyes is second on the team with 32 tackles and leads BC with 9.5 tackles for a combined loss of 42 yards.

This is the second time Keyes has been honored this season. The senior linebacker also took home ACC Player of the Week honors following BC's 37-31 victory over USC.

Mihalik and Keyes are joined by North Carolina QB Marquise Williams (Offensive Back), Florida State OG Tre' Jackson (Offensive Lineman), Miami WR Phillip Dorsett (Receiver), Miami LB Tyriq McCord (Co-Linebacker), Duke S Jeremy (Defensive Back), Clemson PR Adam Humphries (Specialist) and Miami QB Brad Kaaya (Rookie) as this week's honorees.