McLendon, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound tailback from Albemarle, playedwith his right hand in a soft cast after undergoing surgery for abroken bone 12 days earlier. He finished with a career-high 164yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.
The tailback also accounted for two of the Wolfpack's fivetouchdowns and nine of its 26 first downs against the Tar Heels.
Also from N.C. State, junior right tackle Chris Colmer of PortJefferson, N.Y., was named the offensive lineman of the week.Colmer, a 6-5, 305-pound junior right tackle, graded out at 95percent on 69 snaps.
Greg Jones of Florida State was named the offensive back of theweek after rushing for a career-high 189 yards on a career-high 31carries in the Seminoles 28-27 loss at No. 1 Miami.
The 6-1, 248-pound tailback averaged 6.1 yards per carry andscored one touchdown.
Wake Forests Calvin Pace of Douglasville, Ga., was named thedefensive lineman of the week.
He became Wakes career tackles-for-loss leader and tallied agame-high 13 tackles in the Deacons 36-10 win over Duke.
The 6-6, 270-pound defensive end posted six tackles for loss(-17 yards) for a career total of 48, breaking a 10-year-old recordof 46 set by Michael McCrary. After sacking Blue Devil quarterbackstwice, he lifted his career total to 27 sacks, four shy of breakingMcCrarys record in that category as well.
Virginia freshman Darryl Blackstock of Newport News, Va., wasnamed the defensive back of the week. He had 11 tackles (six solo)and a sack in the Cavaliers win over Clemson, their fifth straight.
Wake Forests Fabian Davis of Greenville, S.C., who tallied 151all-purpose yards in the Demon Deacons 36-10 win, was named thespecialist of the week.
The senior returned five punts for a total of 50 yards and twokickoffs for 67 yards.
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