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Boston College Daily Links: Clemson Focused on BC

Daily Links for October 8, 2013.

Streeter Lecka

Good morning, Your Daily Links host is tired and ornery due to both the length and result of last night's Red Sox postseason game. But will do his best. To the links!


No. 3 Clemson focused only on Boston College (Boston Herald)

BC back Williams leading the way ... and the nation (Boston Herald)

Williams told the blog that he used the visor all last year and during spring ball. But it was missing when he received his helmet this season. He told Addazio he likes it because the artificial turf is sprinkled with rubber pellets that make it softer and more like natural grass. The pellets get kicked into his eyes.

ACC football power rankings: Week 6 (ESPN)

9. Boston College (3-2, 1-1; LW: No. 9): Running back Andre Williams ran for 263 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-27 win over Army. The Eagles just don't quit, and their ability to continuously run the ball through Williams has been their identity. They're going to need more than that, though, to pull off the upset of No. 3-ranked Clemson this weekend in Death Valley. Players of the Week (Oct. 7) (

The government shutdown did not stop Army from traveling to Boston College, but the Black Knights might have rather stayed home if they knew what Andre Williams had in store on Saturday. Williams carried the ball 30 times for 263 yards and five touchdowns in the Eagles' 48-27 win, leading all rushers in FBS for the week and tying a single-game school record for rushing touchdowns.

BC pushing its way toward respectability (ESPN Boston)

"With the offense that we run, it's important to set the tone early and let them know that we're going to run downhill on them all game," White said after the Eagles' 48-27 win. "And if they want to beat us they've got to stop it. We did what we were supposed to do: We won the game and ran the ball."


Hockey East Season Preview: This really might be ‘the deepest the league has ever been’ (WEEI)

BC loses two of its top three scorers, one of its top two defensemen, and its starting goalie, but as we know by now, Jerry York‘s teams don't rebuild; they reload. Hobey Baker finalist Johnny Gaudreau is still there, as is two-way standout Bill Arnold and dynamic defenseman Michael Matheson. The Eagles also bring in the best recruiting class in the nation.

Skarupa and Boyles Receive Hockey East Honors (

Sophomore forward Haley Skarupa received WHEA Co-Player of the Week honors, goaltender Corinne Boyles received WHEA Defensive Player of the Week, and the Eagles were named WHEA Team of the Week as announced by Hockey East on Monday.

D-I women’s poll again shows Minnesota a unanimous No. 1 (

After sweeping Colgate last weekend, Minnesota maintains the top ranking in this week's Division I Women's Poll. Minnesota received all 15 first-place votes. Boston College, Clarkson and Cornell remain ranked No. 2, 3 and 4, respectively, while Wisconsin moves up two to sit in a fourth-place tie this week with Cornell.

Olympic Sports

Men's Soccer Hosts Syracuse On Tuesday (
The Boston College men's soccer team begins a four-match homestand by hosting Syracuse on Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. at the Newton Campus Field.

Coach Doton Discusses the Team's Successes and Upcoming Games (
Boston College associate head field hockey coach Kelly Doton discussed the team's recent wins over No. 20 New Hampshire and No. 2 Connecticut and how the team has steadily improved as the year has gone on.