TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State senior right guard Tre’ Jackson collected ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for the third time in four weeks on Monday, while teammate redshirt junior linebacker Terrance Smith was tabbed ACC Linebacker of the Week for the first time in his career.
The pair led the Seminoles to a come-from-behind 31-27 victory over No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Jackson shared the Offensive Lineman honor with Duke center Matt Skura and Pittsburgh right tackle T.J. Cummings. Jackson, a native of Jesup, Ga., recorded four pancake blocks and had the highest grade on the Seminole offensive line versus the Irish. Jackson helped FSU pile up 212 yards of total offense in an efficient second half in which the Noles scored touchdowns on three of their first four possessions, including scoring runs of 1-and 2-yards as the offensive line opened holes against the Fighting Irish’s front seven.
Jackson also captured the honor following the Seminoles’ wins over Syracuse and NC State earlier this season.
Smith was phenomenal from his middle linebacker spot and filled up the box score with a game-high 11 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass breakup against Notre Dame. Smith had seven tackles and both tackles for loss after halftime as he led a Seminole defense that held Notre Dame to just 42 yards rushing in the final two quarters. Smith’s six-yard sack on 3rd-and-12 with under two minutes remaining was one of the defensive highlights of the game. Smith currently leads the ACC in tackles per game (10.2).