For the second straight week, a Syracuse Orange football player received ACC player of the week honors.
SU wide receiver Ervin Philips was named the conference receiver of the week after setting an ACC record with 17 catches against the N.C. State Wolfpack. He also set a career-high with 188 receiving yards in the game.
With the Wolfpack distracted by Steve Ishmael to start the game, Erv was able to operate in space similarly to how he did last year when teams locked in on Amba Etta-Tawo. Prior to Saturday’s game, Philips had already shared the Orange’s single-game receptions record with 14. Now, he owns the mark outright.
While no other Syracuse player received honors this week, one Wolfpack player did following a strong effort against the Orange. Bradley Chubb grabbed eight tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss (including two sacks) against a beleaguered SU offensive line.
Still, ending on a happier note: Congrats to Erv! After his 17 catches, he’s now second in the country in receptions (behind Ishmael), and well on his way to surpassing last year’s 90 grabs.