The Eagles will travel to Raleigh on Saturday
Check out media hits from the week
A look ahead, featuring each Boston College's opponents of the regular season
Senior RB rushed for 263 yards to become the 16th player in NCAA history to top 2,000 in a single season
Defense forces four turnovers; Williams rushes 33 times for 166 yards and 2 TDs
NCAA Football: Clemson at Boston College (USATSI)
NCAA Football: Boston College at North Carolina State (USATSI)
Boston College takes on Arizona in the Advocare V100 Bowl
Alex Amidon has 121 receiving yards and a TD as Eagles take lead into final quarter but fall 24-14.
ASPRILLA'S CAREER HIGHS
2013 (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games ... registered 12 starts at left cornerback ... notched four tackles (three solo) and had a career-high two tackles for loss and an interception against Villanova (Aug. 31) ... recorded three solo tackles and assisted on one against Wake Forest (Sept. 6) ... had four tackles (three solo) and a tackle for loss at USC (Sept. 14) ... posted three solo tackles and a tackle for loss against Florida State (Sept. 28) ... tallied seven tackles (five solo), had one tackle for loss and broke up two passes against Army (Oct. 5) ... registered five solo takedowns and assisted on two, notched one tackle for loss and broke up a pass at Clemson (Oct. 12) ... had five solo tackles and one tackle for loss at North Carolina (Oct. 26) ... charted seven solo tackles and an interception against Virginia Tech (Nov. 2) ... tallied 11 tackles (8 solo) and tied his career-high two pass breakups at New Mexico State (Nov. 9) ... posted one solo tackle against NC State (Nov. 16) ... notched four tackles (three solo), broke up one pass and recorded first career blocked kick at Maryland (Nov. 23) ... totaled five tackles (four solo) at Syracuse (Nov. 30).
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in and started all 12 games at cornerback ... competed in 1,008 plays; one of only three BC players to play in 1,000 or more snaps on the year ... contested 90 or more plays in each of six games ... tied for second on the team with two interceptions ... recorded 42 tackles (27 solo) and five pass breakups on the season ... compiled a season-high seven tackles, an interception, and a pass breakup at Florida State (Oct. 13) ... made first-career interception and returned it 28 yards against Maine (Sept. 8) ... totaled six tackles in each of three games - at Northwestern (Sept. 15), Clemson (Sept. 29), and at Wake Forest (Nov. 3) ... also forced a fumble at Wake Forest ... tallied two tackles (one for loss) and two pass breakups versus Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) ... made four tackles and broke up a pass against Miami (Sept. 1).
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine straight games; started the last four games of the season - Florida State (Nov. 3), at NC State (Nov. 12), at Notre Dame (Nov. 19) and at Miami (Nov. 25) ... listed as first or second on depth chart in each of nine games on the season ... competed in 436 plays on defensive and special teams units; played 70 or more snaps on three occasions with a season-high 93 at Notre Dame ... registered 30 tackles on the year ... broke up three passes ... posted a career-high 10 tackles - second most for BC - at Notre Dame ... registered four tackles and broke up on pass versus NC State ... first career sack came against Florida State and resulted in a loss of seven yards ... recorded one tackle for loss and batted down a pass at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... totaled eight stops and deflected a pass at Virginia Tech (Oct. 22).
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to the 2010 Massachusetts High School Coaches Association Super 26 All-State Team as a senior defensive back at Everett High School ... also earned All-Scholastic honors from the Boston Globe and Boston Herald ... made 82 tackles and five interceptions as a senior ... also played wide receiver for the Crimson Tide, catching 40 passes for 1,066 yards and 14 touchdowns ... helped lead an undefeated Everett squad to the 2010 Greater Boston League title and the Division 1 Super Bowl crown; had 162 total yards in the Super Bowl win over St. John's Prep ... completed his career with 2,787 all-purpose yards ... played for head coach John DiBiaso ... played in the Shriners All-Star Classic in Gillette Stadium in June 2011 ... also played basketball for the Crimson Tide.
PERSONAL: Manuel Higinio Asprilla ... enrolled as a communications major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... is the recipient of The Reverend Maurice V. Dullea, S.J. '17 Scholarship Fund ... Manuel is the son of Norma Asprilla; has one brother and two sisters.