The Washington Times - October 12, 2009, 12:55PM

Just in from the ACC in the last hour. …

Maryland receiver Torrey Smith was voted the ACC’s specialist of the week. Smith had 194 yards on six kickoff returns in Saturday’s loss at Wake Forest.


It’s the second straight week Maryland had the specialist of the week; Nick Ferrara was the winner on Oct. 5.

Also honored: Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling (9 tackles, interception, forced fumble) as the defensive back of the week, and Virginia Tech tailback Ryan Williams (18 carries, 158 yards, touchdown) as the rookie of the week.

—- Patrick Stevens