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Micale Cunningham, Javian Hawkins earn ACC Player of the Week honors

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

From U of L:

Micale Cunningham and Javian Hawkins were honored as Atlantic Coast Conference Players of the Week for their performance in the University of Louisville’s win over Syracuse, the league announced Monday.

Cunningham was named the league’s Quarterback of the Week and Hawkins was selected as the Running Back and Rookie of the Week after their performance in the 56-34 victory over the Orange on Saturday.

A native of Montgomery, Ala., Cunningham accounted for a career high six touchdowns – five in the air and one on the ground – to give him 10 touchdowns over the last two games.Cunningham completed 11-of-20 passes, including a 90-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tutu Atwell – the fourth-longest pass play in school history.

Cunningham was also named as one the Manning Award’s ”Stars of the Week.”

Hawkins rushed for 233 (seventh-best) yards, his sixth 100-yard game of the season and his first 200-yard rushing game. It was first 200-yard rushing game by a Cardinal since LamarJackson had 226 against Texas A&M on Dec. 30, 2015. The 233 yards were the most rushing yards by a Cardinal since Anthony Allen rushed for 275 against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 6, 2007. His six 100-yard games are the most by a freshman in program history. The native of Titusville, Fla., set the UofL freshman rushing record with 1,278 yards, the ninth-best single-season total in school history.

The Cardinals close the regular season versus in-state rival Kentucky on Saturday for a noon kickoff at Kroger Field.