I will miss watching Andre Williams straight up bulldozing fools on the Heights ...
The Boston College offense dominated the line of scrimmage and employed a bruising, methodical rushing attack adequately described by the announcers as "blunt force trauma" to run all over N.C. State on Saturday. Boston College senior running back Andre Williams, the nation's leading rusher, ran for 339 yards on 42 carries and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 38-21 victory over N.C. State.
Today's performance gives Williams the single-season school rushing record with three games to go no big deal. AW needed one less game to break Mike Cloud's school record 1,726 yards during the 1998 season. Williams also breaks the school's single-game rushing yardage record owned by ... Andre Williams, a record he set last week against New Mexico State (295 yards).
I mean, just give the kid the Doak Walker Award already.
With the victory, Boston College improves to 6-4 (3-3 ACC) on the year and is bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. N.C. State falls to 3-7 (0-7 ACC).
BC outgained N.C. State 253-141 in the first half, powered by 232 yards on the ground and a pair of TDs. The Eagles D acquitted themselves well in the first half. Outside of a 61-yard Mitchell-to-Matt Dayes screen pass that set up the lone Wolfpack first half TD, the dudes kept the N.C. State offense in check -- forcing the Pack to punt on five of its first six offensive possessions. On the seventh, a drive that started on BC's 24 after an Andre Williams fumble, KPL sacked State QB Pete Mitchell on third down. On fourth, the Wolfpack special teams unit botched the hold on the field goal attempt and turned the ball over on downs.
The Eagles went to the locker room up 117-7, give or take a few.
The scoreboard in Conte is, uh, optimistic. pic.twitter.com/MhUsTvqj0K— BC Interruption (@bcinterruption) November 16, 2013
The BC offense went three-and-out on its first two possessions of the second half. On the third, Rettig and Williams led the Eagles on an 11 play, 57 yard drive that resulted in a 39-yard Nate Freese field goal to extend the lead to 20-7.
After forcing three three-and-outs to start the second half, N.C. State brought the TRICKERATION to cut the Eagles lead to 20-14 on a Rashard Smith pass to Quintin Payton for a 49-yard TD pass. The Eagles only needed 2 plays and 71 yards to answer. Williams again broke free and just before crossing the end line, was stripped and fumbled into the end zone. On a heads-up play, WR Alex Amidon jumped on the ball to preserve the Eagles' TD. Rettig's QB sneak gave the Eagles' the 2-point conversion, extended the lead to 28-14.
A Jaryd Rudolph sack and strip of Pete Mitchell was scooped up by Kasim Edebali and Nate Freese remained perfect on the year with a 41-yard FG. N.C. State added a touchdown late on a 52-yard Garrett Leatham touchdown pass to draw within 10.
Guess who, Andre Williams put the EXCLAMATION POINT on the game with a 32-yard touchdown run to make it 38-21 and send the seniors out with a victory in their final home game. Final stat line: 42 carries, 339 yards, 2 TDs. That's ... not fair.
The dudes be bowling! Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!