Williams, Jones Earn ACC Player of the Week honors
Sep 9, 2013
Boston College senior running back Andre Williams has earned Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Back of the Week honors and sophomore Bryce Jones has earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week recognition, according to a league announcement made on Monday.
Williams, a 6-foot, 227-pound product of Schnecksville, Pa., rushed 35 times for a career-high 204 yards and one touchdown in Boston College's 24-10 ACC home victory over Wake Forest on Friday night at Alumni Stadium, marking his second straight 100-plus yard rushing performance this season and the seventh of his 36-game collegiate career. His 204 yards on the ground surpassed Williams' previous rushing high of 191 yards on Oct. 6, 2012 at Army and marked the first Boston College tailback to rush for 200 or more yards since Rolandan Finch recorded 243 yards against Maryland in 2011. Williams' 204 yards in a single game ranks 12th on the school's all-time list.
Through two games, the senior running back leads the ACC in rushing attempts (58), rushing yards (318) and yards per game (159.0). Williams ranks fourth among all running backs in the nation in rushing yards per game.
Jones, a 6-1, 166-pound sophomore from University Heights, Ohio, finished Friday's game with two solo tackles, one interception, one pass break up and one fumble recovery in Boston College's 24-10 ACC home victory over Wake Forest on Friday night at Alumni Stadium. He recovered a quarterback fumble on the Demon Deacons 22-yardline that set up a Chase Rettig-to-Spiffy Evans touchdown pass on the ensuing play that lifted the Eagles to a 17-7 lead in the second quarter, then recorded his second interception in as many games late in the second quarter. Jones interception halted a three-play, 35-yard drive that started with 1:56 left in the half.
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