PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Joyner, Dalton pick up weekly awards
Mon, Oct 21, 2013
MOBILE -- It was the showdown that turned into the shutdown, at least where Florida State's defense is concerned.
While Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and Co. were shredding the Clemson defense, Seminoles' cornerback Lamarcus Joyner was wrecking havoc on the defensive side of the ball, helping shut down Tajh Boyd and the Tigers' potent offensive attack.
Lamarcus Joyner had a sack, INT and forced two fumbles.
Joyner racked up eight solo tackles, one sack, forced two fumbles that led to FSU touchdowns and added an interception in the Seminoles' 51-14 rout of 3rd-ranked Clemson on Saturday night.
For his efforts, Joyner is the Reese's Senior Bowl's College Senior of the Week.
Joyner, who switched from safety to cornerback this season, has led a Seminoles defense that is ranked third in the nation, allowing just 12.3 points per game.
DALTON LEADS BENGALS OVER LIONS
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton was 24-of-34 for 372 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Bengals to a 27-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
In his last two games, the former TCU quarterback is 40-for-74 for 709 yards, six touchdowns and one interception in two Cincinnati victories.
Dalton is the Reese's Senior Bowl Alumnus of the Week.
ROSIER A DUAL THREAT FOR FAITH
Faith Academy quarterback Malik Rosier rushed for 217 yards and passed for another 231 yards and accounted for four touchdowns in a 41-33 win over B.C. Rain on Friday night.
Rosier, a University of Miami commit, is the Reese's Senior Bowl Gulf Coast Player of the Week.