- Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are your top three performers from the Dr Pepper ACC championship game:
Florida State DT Timmy Jernigan: He had a career-best nine tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a sack, and was probably the biggest reason Florida State was able to hold Georgia Tech to just 183 rushing yards. His previous career best was six stops, which he had done twice. He earned his first full sack of the 2012 season when he stopped Vad Lee in the first quarter. He now has 4.0 career sacks.
Florida State LB Karlos Williams: His interception with about a minute remaining was the difference in the game, and he also led the team with 11 tackles in what was the first time he’s played extensively at linebacker. Williams, who had played at safety most of the season, had a breakout game.
Florida State RB James Wilder Jr.: He was named the MVP of the game after he led FSU with 69 yards rushing on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns in the second quarter. Wilder’s two rushing scores give him 11 on the season and mark his fourth two-touchdown game of the year. He becomes just the eighth Seminole ever to rush for 10 or more touchdowns in a single season and just the second since Warrick Dunn in 1996 (Antone Smith, 15, 2008).
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