GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston has been named the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the Year in a vote by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Winston becomes the first underclassman in the ACC’s 61-year history to receive the award.
The ACC opened up night one of the ACC/B1G Challenge going 4-2 with the only ACC losses coming from FSU and Notre Dame. Duke played their best defensive game of the season in handling Michigan 79-69. Georgia Tech came back and stole one from Illinois 67-64. Syracuse went on a run in the second half and disposed of Indiana by 17. Pitt got a scare from Penn State but managed to squeak out a 78-69 victory.
Duke finally looked a bit more like the team that had been hyped in the preseason but as to date, had not quite lived up to that billing. However Tuesday night’s 79-69 victory saw the Blue Devils get back to solid play on both ends of the court.