There were so many incredible performances from Saturday's record breaking offensive explosion against Old Dominion, but perhaps none bigger that T.J. Logan running roughshod over the Monarchs. The effort earned him ACC rookie of the week honors.
ROOKIE – T.J. Logan, North Carolina, Fr., RB/KR, 5-10, 180, Greensboro, N.C.
Logan rushed 14 times for 137 yards and three touchdowns in North Carolina’s 80-20 win over Old Dominion. He became the first North Carolina tailback to run for more than 100 yards in a game this season. Logan scored on a pair of 1-yard runs and a 63-yard run. Logan’s three rushing touchdowns were the most by a Tar Heel since Shaun Draughn versus East Carolina in 2010. Logan also scored on a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the third-longest in UNC history and the longest by a Tar Heel in Kenan Stadium. Logan’s four touchdowns were the most by a Tar Heel player since Hakeem Nicks had four (all receiving) versus Boston College in 2008.
This was the sort of game folks expected out of Logan since he rolled up over 500 yards in a state championship game last year. While it did come against a team making the transition from FCS to FBS that apparently lacks the ability to tackle, it was still fun to watch. If anything, Logan's performance and the fact 10 of the 11 touchdowns on Saturday came from underclassman certainly qualifies as a "the future is bright" moment.