Sept. 20, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech sophomore defensive end Izaan Cross and senior kicker Scott Blair were named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week and Specialist of the Week, respectively, the conference office announced Monday.
Cross, who was instrumental in stopping North Carolina’s potential game-winning drive in the fourth quarter, had five tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a pass break-up against the Tar Heels. Cross’ sack of Yates on fourth down late in the fourth quarter was a key play for the Tech defense that blanked UNC in the final quarter.
Blair provided the winning margin with two fourth-quarter field goals and scored 12 points on the day to lead Georgia Tech past North Carolina on Saturday. Blair was 3-of-3 on PATs and 3-of-3 on field goal attempts, booting kicks of 22, 46 and 36 yards. Blair passed Calvin Johnson on Tech’s all-time career scoring list and now ranks fourth all-time in scoring among Tech kickers. Blair earns his second career Specialist of the Week honor.