Safety Kamren Kinchens earned multiple weekly awards following his historic three-interception performance in the 35-14 Miami win over Georgia Tech. Kinchens was named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week and to the Pro Football Focus Defensive Team of the week with Miami cornerback Tyrique Stevenson.
Kamren Kinchens had eight tackles, three interceptions, one returned 99 yards for a touchdown, one pass breakup and a 0.5 tackle for loss. Pro Football Focus gave Kinchens a 94.9-grade and 93.7 in pass coverage according to David Lake of Inside the U. Stevenson was the third highest graded Miami player versus Georgia Tech.
Per PFF via Inside the U, Stevenson had an overall grade of 81.1 and an 83.0 coverage grade. Stevenson recorded one tackle and one TFL while allowing one Georgia Tech reception for nine yards on five targets. Georgia Tech quarterbacks Zach Gibson and Zach Pyron combined to go 24-43 for 234 yards, two TDs and four interceptions.
Stevenson had the other Miami interception. Kinchens is third on Miami with 39 tackles and leads the Hurricanes and the nation with six interceptions. Stevenson has 19 tackles, is second on Miami with two interceptions and leads Miami with six pass breakups. Kinchens and Stevenson are the only Hurricanes with multiple ints.
Miami punter Lou Hedley averaged 46.0 yards on five punts with three inside the 20, one of more than 50 yards and one touchback. Georgia Tech did not return any of the five Hedley punts on Saturday. Hedley ranks third this season in the ACC averaging 44.3 yards per punt. Miami is fifth nationally averaging 42.6 net yards per punt.
Hedley, Kinchens and Stevenson are all candidates for All-ACC. North Carolina State CB Aydan White is the only other player in the ACC with as many as four interceptions. Stevenson is tied for sixth in the ACC with his two INTs. Hedley is third in the ACC in punting average and Miami leads the conference in net punting.