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BC’s Andre Williams eclipses 2,000-yard mark, enters Heisman race

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Could a Heisman race that has been dominated by quarterbacks suddenly have room for a running back?

If Andre Williams keeps this up, he might make a case for being selected as a Heisman finalist.

The senior Boston College running back rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries against Maryland on Saturday, pushing his season total to 2,021 yards, making him the first player since Kevin Smith of UCF in 2007 to eclipse the sacred 2,000-yard mark. It’s also the 13th-best mark in FBS history (and he’s got two games to go).

Most impressively, Williams did it in 11 games. He’s averaging 183.7 yards per game, which is the best average by a back since Colorado’s Rashaan Salaam averaged 186.8 in 1994 when he won the Heisman.

Could he make it to New York? ┬áConsidering Marcus Mariota and Johnny Manziel are now out of contention, it’s looking more and more likely.

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6 Responses to “BC’s Andre Williams eclipses 2,000-yard mark, enters Heisman race”
  1. lukein says: Nov 23, 2013 7:14 PM


    He ran for 263 against Maryland this week not 220.

  2. hopfinity says: Nov 23, 2013 7:30 PM

    He’s also at 2073 total yards, not 2,021, 10 yards shy of being tied for 11th all time.

  3. hopfinity says: Nov 23, 2013 7:35 PM

    So that’s 188.5 yards per game, not 183.7.

  4. pastabelly says: Nov 23, 2013 7:37 PM

    He deserves to be invited to NYC. Great season for Andre.

  5. jkulha86 says: Nov 24, 2013 1:03 AM

    If the Heisman actually went to the best player in college football, then he should definitely be there. But now the Heisman is mostly an award for the QB on one of the top ranked teams.

  6. thegamecocker says: Nov 24, 2013 9:09 AM

    Andre Williams is THE MAN!!!

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