2 Terps honored by ACC

September 07, 2004|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

COLLEGE PARK - Maryland football players D'Qwell Jackson and Nick Novak were named Atlantic Coast Conference Players of the Week for their work in last week's win over Northern llinois.

Jackson had a pair of interceptions that led to 10 of the team's 23 points while Novak scored 11 points behind three field goals and a pair of extra points

Jackson earned the league's defensive lineman of the week honors, an award which is awarded to the best lineman or inside linebacker. He had two key interceptions in the Terps' 23-20 win over Northern Illinois. The 6-0, 231-pound junior was also second on the team with nine tackles, including eight solo efforts as the

Maryland defense held NIU to just 337 yards in total offense.

Novak was named co-specialist of the week along with Virginia's Alvin Pearman. Novak, a senior, became the ACC's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Florida State's Scott Bentley's 326 career points, by making all three of his field goal attempts and a pair of extra points in the Terps' 23-20 win over Northern Illinois.

Originally published September 7, 2004, 3:40 PM EDT

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