Duke‘s Giles-Harris, Rahming, UNC‘s Carter garner ACC weekly honors

Three players from the two Triangle football teams in action Saturday earned ACC Player of the Week honors at their positions after Week 7. Duke linebacker Joe Giles-Harris, Duke wide receiver T.J. Rahming and North Carolina running back Michael Carter were each the ACC‘s best.

Giles-Harris made 15 tackles against the Georgia Tech triple-option offense, helping the Blue Devils (4-1, 1-1 ACC) hold the Yellow Jackets 144 yards below their season average to just 229 rushing yards. GT‘s season-low 14 points were also more than 27 points below the team‘s scoring average this season.

Rahming recorded 91 receiving yards on just four passes, including a 48-yard touchdown. Each of the other three catches were good for a Duke first down. Rahming broke the 200-catch mark for his career with the game.

Carter‘s 165-yard rushing performance versus Virginia Tech paced the Tar Heels (1-4, 1-2 ACC) in their loss to the Hokies and were a career high for the sophomore, earning him ACC running back honors this week. Carter averaged 9.2 yards per carry on 18 rushes, plus added 19 yards on a pair of receptions.