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Malik Cunningham named ACC QB of the Week

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Deservedly so.

NCAA Football: Louisville at Duke Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time this season, Malik Cunningham has been named the ACC’s Quarterback of the Week.

The honors comes on the heels of Cunningham’s record-breaking performance during Louisville’s 62-22 throttling of Duke last Thursday.

QUARTERBACK – Malik Cunningham, Louisville, Jr., QB, Montgomery, Ala.Passed for 303 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for 224 yards and two more scores in Thursday night’s 62-22 win over Duke • Became the second player in FBS history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 200 yards in a game, joining Washington’s Marques Tuiasosopo versus Stanford on Oct. 30, 1999 • Cunningham (303/224) finished with higher totals than Tuiasosopo (302/207) in both categories • Cunningham’s 527 total yards marks the fourth-highest single-game total by a Louisville player • Second player in Louisville history to be responsible for seven touchdowns in a game (Lamar Jackson had three such games) • The 224 rushing yards fell just two yards shy of Jackson’s record for rushing yards by a UofL quarterback • Cunningham set the Louisville record for yards per carry in a game by a player with at least 10 attempts, averaging 20.4 on just 11 carries.

It’s great to see Malik honored, but even better to see a Cardinal picking up an ACC individual accolade without a “co” in front of the distinction.

Positive start to rivalry week.