Saturday, November 16, 2013

Andre Williams Goes For 339 Yards Against NC State, Boston College Is Bowl Eligible

Andre Williams had a senior day for the ages at Boston College Saturday.

The A-Train tied his own school record with 42 carries and the ACC rushing record in a single game with 339 yards.  Williams added two touchdowns to his tremendous afternoon as Boston College defeated NC State 38-21 to become bowl eligible.

"It was my last game in Alumni Stadium and the emotions I was feeling before and during the game were just crazy." Williams said.  "It really wasn't hard to get back on the field and get another run out there even though I was hurting, even though I was tired. None of those things really mattered because there was so much on the line. Everything we wanted was right in front of us. Now we're bowl-eligible and that's what we've really been fighting for this whole season."

"I think that any time you have a dominant football player that is all about the right things and stands for what's right in college football then that's what the Heisman Trophy represents."  Boston College head coach Steve Addazio said.  "There are some tremendously worthy candidates out there but why not Andre Williams."

Why not Andre Williams who seems to be on the way to 2,000 yards rushing this season.  

15 to 20 years ago Andre Williams might have earned a spot on the Heisman Trophy short list.  Back then running backs were in the mix.

The quarterback position grabs so much of the attention today its to the point where they are the only position players that receive consideration.

Throughout the season quarterbacks have only been mentioned as the front runners for the Heisman Trophy.  

One of those under consideration for the Heisman Trophy is Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.  A pretty good argument can be made that Andre Williams deserves be the ACC Player of the Year over Winston.  

Do you think those voting for the Heisman Trophy will consider a write in campaign for Andre Williams?

That's not even on Williams' mind right now, his Boston College Eagles are celebrating an important win and all he cared about was bowl eligibility for his team.  

"To be able to do it in our last game at Alumni Stadium, it was just an unreal feeling."  Williams said. "Afterwards, being able to celebrate with our entire student body was something I've never seen before at BC. I'm going to remember it forever."

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