The Pitt defense got quite a bit of criticism this past weekend after Oklahoma State topped the Panthers with a total of 45 points. But the conference recognized at least one player on that side of the ball that had a big game.
Defensive end Ejuan Price was named the ACC’s Defensive Lineman of the Week after a monster effort against the Cowboys. Price had six tackles, four of which were for losses, including two sacks. Price also forced the fumble that Pitt recovered and returned for a score.
Just a mammoth effort for Price who is quietly having a huge year. He now has three forced fumbles on the year and his 1.0 forced fumble per game leads the nation. He’s also fourth in the country in sacks per game (1.5) and tackles for losses per contest (2.5).
After a big season last year, it’s good to see Price maintain that pace.