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Syracuse Football: FS Durell Eskridge Named ACC Co-Defensive Back of the Week

I guess things could've been worse against Notre Dame?

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse's loss to Notre Dame on Saturday was a bummer, obviously. But while we're all pretty annoyed about the result, it seems the ACC is willing to find some positive takeaways. Or at least one. Because this morning, they announced Orange free safety Durell Eskridge is one of week five's ACC Co-Defensive Backs of the Week.

Eskridge gained the honor after compiling nine tackles, recovering a fumble and picking off Irish QB Everett Golson for a touchdown late in the contest. In a game that made the Syracuse defensive backs look very over-matched as a unit, Eskridge at least managed to be the lone bright spot. The redshirt junior shares the week five honor with Duke's Jeremy Cash.

Curious to see who else took home some conference awards this week? Check out the video below for a full round-up of the ACC's top performers in the fifth week of football action: