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Thomas, Ryans lock up POW honors

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

 

MOBILE -- Logan Thomas certainly looks the part. At 6-6, 257 pounds, he is an imposing looking athlete that has NFL scouts intrigued. But after starting the 2013 season with a 5-for-26 performance against Alabama, Thomas had yet to live up to expectations -- until this past week.

Thomas threw for 366 yards in an the Hokies' 42-24 win over #11 Miami.

Thomas lit up 11th-ranked Miami, thowing for 366 yards and two touchdowns in the Hokies' 42-24 victory at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Thomas completed 25-of-31 passes (80.6% -- his highest completion percentage of the season by far) and finished with a quarterback rating (QBR) of 92.9 -- also his best of the year. 

Thomas is the Reese's Senior Bowl College Senior of the Week.

"(I'm) just thrilled the way we played offensively," said Thomas, who also ran for 42 yards on 10 carries. "I think every win is a big win, but this is especially satisfying."

The win put the Hokies (7-3, 4-2) in a solid position to win the ACC Coastal Division. If VaTech can finish with wins over Maryland and Virginia -- a combined 1-10 in the ACC -- and Miami knocks off Duke, the Hokies would represent the Coastal Division in the ACC Championship Game. 

RYANS HELPS EAGLES WIN AT LAMBEAU

Demeco Ryans played his best game as a Philadelphia Eagle against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

The former Texans All-Pro registered 13 tackles (11 solo), had two tackles for loss and a key intereption in the Eagle's 27-13 win at Lambeau Field. 

Ryans, who represented Alabama at the Senior Bowl in 2006, is our Reese's Senior Bowl Alumnus of the Week.