Florida State’s Cook, Walker Named ACC Players of the Week

Dalvin Cook was also recognized as the CFPA National Performer of the Week.

Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and DeMarcus Walker were named Players of the Week by the Atlantic Coast Conference after leading the Seminoles to a 29-24 victory over intra-state rival Miami this past Saturday in Tallahassee. The win marked the Seminoles’ sixth straight victory over the Hurricanes.

Cook led an attack that amassed 539 yards of total offense against the Hurricanes including 248 yards on the ground. It marked the most rushing yards by FSU against Miami since 2010 and the fifth-highest total in the series since 1988.

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Walker and the Seminole defense held Miami to just 20 rushing yards on 19 carries good for 1.1 yards per carry. The Hurricanes entered the game averaging 174.8 yards on the ground.

Cook has now been recognized as the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the second time this year, while it marks the first weekly conference award for Walker. Cook was named ACC Rookie of the Week twice in 2014.

Dalvin Cook, Florida State, So., RB, 5-11, 202, Miami, Fla.
Cook had one of the greatest performances ever in the storied FSU-Miami rivalry on Saturday night at Doak Campbell Stadium, rushing for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and catching three passes for 47 yards and another score. Listed as day-to-day with a hamstring injury, Cook was explosive from the start against his hometown Hurricanes, taking his first touch – an option pitch – 72 yards for a touchdown. He added a 36-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter and scored the game-winning touchdown on 23-yard run with 6:44 left in the fourth quarter. Cook’s 222-yard performance is the most ever by a Nole against the Hurricanes and marks the second 200-yard game of the season, which ties the school record set Greg Allen in 1981.

For his effort, Cook was also named the CFPA (College Football Performance Awards) National Performer of the Week for week 6. He has also been named to the 2015 Midseason Watch List for the CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy. Cook is one of nine running backs from an FBS school on the midseason watch list.

seminoles_acc_players_of_the_weekDEFENSIVE LINE:
DeMarcus Walker, Florida State, Jr., DE, 6-3, 281, Jacksonville, Fla.
Walker was a force for the Seminoles in the 29-24 win over Miami, recording a career-high two sacks and forcing a fumble. Walker also helped lead a defensive effort that limited Miami to just 20 rushing yards on 19 carries (1.1 ypc) – the lowest rushing yards an FSU defense has allowed to an FBS team since 2007. The Jacksonville, Fla., native finished the game with three tackles and a pass break-up.

Florida State will look to extend its win streak this Saturday inside Doak Campbell Stadium as the Seminoles host Louisville on October 17. Kickoff is set for 12 noon on ESPN.

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