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Byes and injury combined to make for a lighter week than usual in terms of play by former area football standouts. There will still, however, some dynamic performances.

Redshirt freshman Joey Ehrmann got his second straight start (and the second of his career) at strong-side linebacker in Wake Forest's 28-27 home loss to Miami. Though the Hurricanes rallied late for a dramatic victory, the Gilman alum made quite an impact – especially on Miami quarterback Jacory Harris. Ehrmann was credited with five tackles (four solo, one assist), including 2.5 sacks of Harris for total losses of 21 yards, and a forced fumble. On a first-and-10 play from the Hurricanes' 20-yard line in the second quarter, Ehrmann brought down Harris for a loss of 8 yards, knocking the ball loose in the process (Harris was able to recover it). In the third quarter, Ehrmann combined with defensive tackle John Russell to sack Harris for a loss of 14 yards. Ehrmann also took down Harris on his own for a loss of 6 yards in the fourth quarter.West Virginia freshman Tavon Austin (Dunbar) continues to show he's a big-play threat as a rusher, receiver and returner. In the No. 19 Mountaineers' 30-19 loss to host South Florida on Friday, Austin carried once for 19 yards, made one catch for 13 yards and returned two kickoffs for a total of 47 yards (long of 31). His 19-yard rush came on second-and-10 on the opening drive of the game and took West Virginia down to the Bulls' 5-yard line. The Mountaineers scored two plays later to take a 7-0 lead. Austin's reception also resulted in a first down, coming on third-and-four in the fourth quarter. Additionally, West Virginia freshman defensive back Terence Garvin (Loyola) assisted on a tackle on the second-half-opening kickoff.

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Freshman wide receiver Matt Brown, a Baltimore native, rushed twice for 13 yards and returned two kickoffs for a total of 48 yards in Temple's 27-24 win over Navy in Annapolis. Brown's longest run went for a gain of 11 yards on first-and-10 in the fourth quarter, and the drive resulted in a field goal that cut the Midshipmen's lead to 24-20. Earlier, Brown had returned the opening kickoff of the second half 30 yards, and the ensuing drive ended with a field goal that gave the Owls a 17-10 advantage. Temple sophomore offensive lineman Sean Boyle (Calvert Hall) saw action in the game, as did Navy senior holder and reserve quarterback Greg Zingler (Severna Park).

Starting safety Jerome Junior (Archbishop Curley), a redshirt freshman, made four tackles in Connecticut's 28-24 defeat at the hands of visiting Rutgers. Scarlet Knights senior wide receiver Andrew DePaola (Hereford) assisted on one tackle on punt coverage in the fourth quarter.

Senior tight end Andrew Robinson (Calvert Hall), a former starting quarterback, made one catch for 17 yards in Syracuse's 28-7 home loss to Cincinnati. The reception came on second-and-12 in the third quarter.

Raynard Horne (Overlea), a junior running back, assisted on one tackle on kickoff coverage in the second quarter of Virginia's 28-17 loss to visiting Duke. Blue Devils junior wide receiver Sheldon Bell (City) played but recorded no statistics.

Freshman linebacker Horace Miller (Dunbar) played but didn't record any stats in Louisville's 21-13 road victory over Arkansas State.

Utah junior Shaky Smithson (Douglass) missed his third consecutive game while recovering from an ankle injury. The Utes beat visiting Wyoming, 22-10.

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