Syracuse football had three players recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference for their performances in a week four win over Virginia. Mikel Jones was named ACC Linebacker of the Week, Andre Szmyt ACC Specialist of the Week and Garrett Williams ACC Defensive Back of the Week
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LINEBACKER – Mikel Jones, Syracuse, LB, Miami, Fla.
Named ACC Linebacker of the Week for the second consecutive week • Led the Orange with nine tackles – no other player had more than five – in Syracuse’s 22-20 win over Virginia • Jones and the Orange defense held the Cavaliers to 287 yards of total offense in the win as the Syracuse moved to 4-0 for the season.
DEFENSIVE BACK – Garrett Williams, Syracuse, CB, Harrisburg, N.C.
Registered two takeaways in the Orange’s 22-20 win over Virginia • Forced and recovered a fumble in the second quarter before intercepting UVA QB Brennan Armstrong in the third quarter • Also had a crucial pass breakup on a short fourth-down attempt in plus-territory for UVA • Added three tackles, including a pair of solo stops and anchored a Syracuse secondary that held the Cavaliers to 138 yards through the air.
SPECIALIST – Andre Szymt, Syracuse, PK, Vernon Hills, Ill.
Tied a Syracuse record and set a new career high with five made field goals in Syracuse’s 22-20 win over Virginia • Was a perfect 5-for-5 while connecting from 26, 28, 31, 32 and 40 yards • His 31-yard field goal with 1:14 left gave the Orange its go-ahead score • He also made his lone extra point, scoring 16 of Syracuse’s 22 total points in the game • Perfect kicking game came on an evening the Orange were forced to use two different holders.
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