Nov. 5, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Following Virginia's 33-6 road victory at NC State, UVa's sophomore defensive tackle Chris Brathwaite was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week and freshman cornerback Maurice Canady was named the ACC Co-Defensive Back of the Week, as announced by the league office today.
Brathwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) helped the Cavalier defense hold NC State to a season low 216 yards of offense (19 rushing yards) in Virginia's 33-6 victory in Raleigh. The Wolfpack entered the game averaging 429.2 yards per game. Brathwaite had five tackles, two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss while also forcing a fumble. The six points and 19 rushing yards were season lows for NC State.
Canady (Richmond, Va.) shares the honor with Wake Forest's Kevin Johnson. The true freshman started his first game and led Virginia's defense with seven tackles and had an interception with a return of 39 yards in the triumph. He helped limit the Wolfpack passing game to just 197 yards, a season low. The Wolfpack entered the game averaging 306.9 yards per game. NC State's longest reception during the game was 14 yards. The last time NC State did not have a reception in a game for at least 15 yards was its season opener in 2006, a streak of 84 games. The Cavaliers also ended NC State's Bryan Underwood's streak of catching a touchdown in eight straight games this season, preventing him from tying Virginia's Herman Moore's ACC streak of nine straight games with a touchdown catch in 1990.
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