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McDougle, Whitfield named ACC players of the week

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Two Terps receive weekly accolades.

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Dexter McDougle and Marcus Whitfield have received ACC player of the week honors after dominating defensive performances in Maryland's 32-21 win at Connecticut Saturday.

McDougle, the defensive back of the week, set a career-high with two interceptions in the game, and returned one for a 49-yard score. Both came at key times for the Terrapins. It was the cornerback's last collegiate game, as he suffered a shoulder injury later on that will cause him to miss the rest of the season.

Whitfield, the linebacker of the week, continued his breakout year with a career-high three sacks, including one for a safety. Whitfield had already set his season career-high for sacks prior to the game. He is the first Terp with three sacks in a game since Shawne Merriman. Whitfield currently leads the nation with 4.5 sacks.

Stefon Diggs was named ACC receiver of the week in Week 2.