Andre Williams #44 of the Boston College Eagles carries the ball in the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats on September 3, 2011 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.The Northwestern Wildcats defeated the Boston College Eagles 24-17. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
As expected, it looks like BC's All-ACC running back Montel Harris will miss Saturday night's game against UCF. Harris practiced in pads on Tuesday and Wednesday, but was held out of practice today. Spaz said Harris' "leg is bothering him" even though the Herald staff reports he's walking without a
Dan Persa-esque pimp walk limp.
The Herald questions whether holding Harris out of practice will alter Harris' target return date next weekend against Duke, while Blaudschun says that he's on track to return for the Duke game Sept. 17 (not the 16h).
Rogers and the offense will again turn to Andre Williams and Tahj Kimble to anchor the Eagles rushing attack on Saturday. After his initial 69-yard romp to open up the game, Williams was limited to only 53 yards on 21 carries the rest of the game (just 2.5 a carry). Kimble only carried the ball 2 times for 9 yards last Saturday.
In other doom-and-gloom injury news, DT Kaleb Ramsey (foot) and Dominic Appiah (leg), and DE Connor Wujciak (head) are out for Saturday, while converted DT Harris Williams is listed as questionable with a football injury. The losses of Ramsey, Appiah and Wujciak further deplete an Eagles D line that simply didn't come to play against Northwestern. The Ramsey loss is big, but so is the loss of Wujciak who showed promise in limited snaps against the Wildcats.
Finally, CB Donnie Fletcher is listed as doubtful, so we'll probably see Al Louis-Jean Jr. make his second career start on Saturday.