GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced on Monday that Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Tom Savage was named Offensive Back of the Week, while Duke Blue Devils wide receiver Jamison Crowder was honored as Specialist of the Week following the Panthers' 58-55 first-ever league win over the Blue Devils on Saturday.
Savage, named National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Foundation, tied an ACC record with six touchdown passes in the high-scoring win over the Blue Devils.
Crowder scored three touchdowns – including one on an 82-yard punt return – in Saturday’s game which featured the second-highest combined score by two teams in ACC history.
Only Georgia Tech’s 68-50 win over North Carolina last season (118 total points) surpasses the 113 scored by Pitt and Duke.
Savage completed nearly 70 percent of his passes (23 of 33) for 424 yards and did not throw an interception in the victory which was Pitt’s first ACC win.
His six touchdown passes were the most by an ACC player since 1999 and matched the conference record initially set in 1987.
Savage’s scoring strikes covered 27, 67, 69, 14, 21 and 17 yards.
His passing yardage against Duke was the highest at Pitt since 1994 and ranks fourth overall on the school’s all-time list.
Crowder was named ACC Specialist of the Week for the second time this season following a three-touchdown day in the loss that included an 82-yard punt return for a score.
He became the first Blue Devil to score touchdowns via reception, rush and kick return since former wide receiver and current Duke associate head coach Scottie Montgomery did so against Wake Forest in 1999.
Crowder finished Saturday’s game with 279 all-purpose yards (141 receiving, 109 punt returns and 29 rushing).
The 279 total yards were the fifth-highest in school history, and the 82-yard punt return tied for the fifth-longest ever at Duke.