The spoils from UNC's dominating win over Illinois on Saturday. Landon Turner was named offensive lineman of the week while Ryan Switzer got specialist of the week honors.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Landon Turner, North Carolina, Sr., OG, 6-4, 325, Harrisonburg, Va.
Turner earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week accolades for the second time this season following his performance in the Tar Heels’ 48-14 victory over visiting Illinois. The senior offensive guard graded out at 90 percent (his third straight game at 90 percent or better) and recorded 11 knockdown blocks. Turner led an offensive line that did not allow a sack and helped UNC post 471 total yards, including 254 on the ground. The Tar Heels averaged 6.9 yards per carry.
SPECIALIST – Ryan Switzer, North Carolina, Jr., WR, 5-10, 185, Charleston, W. Va.
Switzer returned five punts for a total of 168 yards in Saturday’s 48-14 win over Illinois, breaking a 64-year-old UNC single-game record previously held by Bud Carson, who had 166 yards on eight returns against NC State in 1951. In addition to an 85-yard return for a touchdown, Switzer had a 71-yarder that set up a UNC field goal. With his sixth career punt return for a touchdown, Switzer tied the ACC record and extended his own UNC school record.