Nov. 5, 2007
Greensboro, NC – Following arguably the biggest win for the Seminoles since the 1999 National Championship game, Florida State‘s players picked up two weekly honors from the ACC. Starting quarterback Drew Weatherford was named the offensive back of the week and freshman Rodney Hudson was named the league’s rookie of the week. It was the first honor of the year for both players. Weatherford has been named the ACC’s rookie of the week on two occasions in 2005 but this is his first ACC honor for an offensive back.
Weatherford had a career night leading Florida State to it’s first-ever road win over a team ranked No. 2 in the nation. The Seminole QB was 29-of-45 for 354 yards and 2 touchdowns in leading FSU to an upset victory over Boston College in Alumni Stadium. The 354 yards were the second-most he has thrown for in a game in his three-year career. Weatherford also did not throw an interception as he raised his current streak to 156 pass attempts without throwing a pick. Weatherford threw TD passes of 23 and 42 yards and also added 11 yards on the ground to account for 365 of FSU’s 452 total yards. The Eagles came into Saturday’s game allowing an average of 257 passing yards per contest and just over one passing TD. Weatherford beat that yardage number by nearly 100 and doubled the average TD passes allowed per game by the BC defense.
Hudson had one of his best games of the season on the biggest stage of his young career. Hudson played all 81 snaps for the Florida State offense and was the only Seminole lineman to grade out over 80% as his grade was 86% for the game. He graded out at 89% versus the run, 85% versus the pass and he did not miss an assignment all night. Hudson also recorded a team-high four knock downs. Hudson and the offensive line led the Seminole ground game to 81 yards, the second-most allowed by BC this season and almost 30 yards above the Eagle defense’s average per game. He also played a key role in shutting out the BC front seven in terms of sacks. The Eagle who got to the Seminole QB was when free safety Jamie Silva