Boston College senior cornerback DeJuan Tribble was named National Defensive Player of the Week Sunday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation after tying a career high with three interceptions to lead BC to a 38-28 season-opening victory over Wake Forest. In addition to his three interceptions (two of which came in the end zone), Tribble added seven solo tackles, including one for a loss.
Maryland backup quarterback Josh Portis has been ruled ineligible for the season due to an academic issue, the Maryland Athletics Department has announced. "I am extremely disappointed that I made a mistake involving the University Academic Code of Conduct," Portis said in the statement. "This has resulted in the University declaring me not eligible for the 2007 season. I will continue to practice and support my teammates."Coach Ralph Friedgen said it was the university's decision, not the team's decision.
North Carolina State star running back Toney Baker will miss the rest of the season after injuring a knee against Central Florida. The junior was hurt Saturday night during the fourth quarter of a 25-23 loss. The school did not specify which knee was injured.