Good morning! Happy Wednesday!
The Heismandre campaign is in full swing and Gratn's Super Mario-themed Andre Williams video made the rounds all over the web yesterday:
Boston College running back Andre Williams leads all FBS running backs with 2073 rushing yards, good for an average of 6.5 yards per carry. The senior's a potential Heisman finalist, and to help his case, someone put together a video of him bowling over opponents to the Starman music from the Super Mario Bros. video games.
Boston College running back Andre Williams' Heisman Trophy stock has been rising steadily with each great performance he gives the Eagles.He's become the first FBS running back since Donald Brown in 2008 to gain 2,000 yards on the ground.
As though Grant really needed something else to go to his head.
Winning 7 or 8 games coming off of the school's lowest point is more a benefit to his candidacy than a negative. In a similar sense, Robert Griffin III was applauded for bringing lowly Baylor to 9-3. Toby Gerhart was also promoted for bringing Stanford back to bowl season after a string of losing seasons out on the Farm. Now, if the team in question was a perennial power, 4 losses would eliminate the player from contention. Boston College is not Alabama, and Williams should be awarded for this amazing turn-around in Chestnut Hill.
"It is just funny how this season is going to end where it all really started, at Syracuse," said Williams. "Montel got hurt against UVA and I got the start against Syracuse and it was really an amazing experience in such a big game. It was eye-opening just to see what it was like to start a game."
Boston College tailback Andre Williams excels at the second level. In the Eagles' power-run game, Williams follows a pulling guard, crashes his 6-foot, 230-pound frame into the hole and plows through opposing defensive linemen. The second level is where Williams can square his pads, unleash his speed (he's been clocked at a 4.39 40) and burst into the open field. He leads the nation with an average of 188.5 rushing yards per game and accounts for 51 percent of his team's total offense. He could become Boston College's first Heisman Trophy finalist since Doug Flutie in 1984.
Another ACC player has emerged as a serious contender in this year's Heisman race. Boston College running back Andre Williams, fresh off a 263-yard performance that pushed him past the 2,000-yard mark for the season, debuted in second-place in the latest HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the clear leader in the Heisman Trophy race entering the final two weeks of the 2013 season, but even that qualifier comes with an asterisk: Winston remains under investigation for allegations of sexual assault, perhaps giving room for two or more under-the-radar candidates to make a late charge for the trophy.