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Boston College QB Tyler Murphy Sets ACC's Single-Season QB Rushing Record

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Yet another ACC rushing record falls.

Catch me if you can
Catch me if you can
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Two seasons, two ACC rushing records.

With Tyler Murphy's 5-yard QB keeper in the first quarter of today's game against Syracuse, the Eagles' graduate transfer has set the ACC's single-season rushing yards record by a quarterback. Murphy leads all quarterbacks in rushing yards nationally with 1,064 yards and 10 touchdowns. He's also thrown for 1,366 yards and 10 scores.

Murphy needed just nine games to break Doug Flutie's—you may have heard of him—school record for rushing yards by a quarterback. He breaks Clemson's Woodrow Dantzler's ACC record of 1,075 yards set in 2001.

Here's what Flutie had to say about Murphy in a recent BCI interview:

Amazing athlete. A great competitor. Just tenacious competitor. Plays his best football in the fourth quarter all the time...all the time when the games were on the line, he starts taking off and running a little bit more. Making some plays.

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Tyler Murphy has made them competitive by using his legs, taking off and scrambling for first downs, making big plays. It's not just running for a first down. He's busting long touchdown runs. Pulling away from people. He's a lot of fun to watch.

Last season, Boston College's Andre Williams shattered the conference's single-season rushing yards mark with 2,177 yards—tops in the nation—en route to a Doak Walker Award and a Heisman Trophy finalist. Safe to say the Boston College offense once again has an identity under Steve Addazio, Ryan Day (OC/QBs), Justin Frye (OL) and Al Washington (RB).

Congratulations to Murphy and the Eagles' offensive line on setting yet another ACC rushing yardage record.