Boston College senior running back Andre Williams had rushed for 200+ yards in two games this season only to get shut out of earning ACC player of the week accolades. So Williams must have figured if he ran for 300+ yards, he'd finally be able to lock up Offensive Back Player of the Week honors. The plan worked, as both Williams and one of his key blockers, Matt Patchan, took home player of the week honors for their performances in a 38-21 victory over N.C. State.
OFFENSIVE BACK - Andre Williams, Boston College, Sr., RB, 6-0, 227, Schnecksville, Pa
Williams carried 42 times for an ACC single-game-record 339 yards and two touchdowns in Boston College's 38-21 home victory over NC State on Saturday. Williams' 339 rushing yards against the Wolfpack also represents the highest single-game rushing performance in the FBS this season. Williams broke the previous ACC single-game record of 329 yards set by Wake Forest's John Leach against Maryland in 1993. Through 10 games in 2013, Williams has recorded 288 carries for an ACC and Boston College single-season record 1,810 yards. Williams surpassed the previous ACC mark of 1,798 yards set by Thomas Jones of Virginia in 1999 and the previous Boston College record of 1,726 set by Mike Cloud in 1998.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Matt Patchan, Boston College, Sr., 6-7, 300, Tampa, Fla.
Patchan graded out at 92 percent with five knockdowns and two plus blocks, paving the way for running back Andre Williams to establish a Boston College and ACC single-game rushing record of 339 yards in the team's 38-21 home victory over NC State on Saturday. The individual performance by Williams marked the highest single-game rushing performance in the FBS this season. Combined with the efforts of freshman RB Myles Willis, Boston College rushed 53 times for 420 yards, marking the first 400-plus yard rushing effort since it totaled 518 yards on the ground against Massachusetts in 1973.
Williams and Patchan join Clemson WR Martavis Bryant, North Carolina DE Kareem Martin, Duke LB Kelby Brown, Duke S Deondre Singleton, North Carolina PR Ryan Switzer and Maryland CB William Likely as this week's honorees. Congrats, Andre and Matt!