Boston College, which earned a 38-21 Atlantic Coast Conference home win over NC State in which running back Andre Williams shattered a pair of ACC rushing records in his final home game as the Eagles posted their third straight win and earned bowl eligibility, travels to College Park, Md., to face the Terrapins on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 3:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast by the ACC RSN.
The Series – BC vs. Maryland
The Eagles are 7-3 in the all-time series between the two institutions, including a 6-2 mark since joining the ACC and playing Maryland annually since 2005. BC has won four of its last five match-ups over the Terrapins, achieving victories in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Walter Camp, CBS Sports, Athlon Sports National Player of the Week
Senior RB Andre Williams earned National Player of the Week honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Athlon Sports as well as CBSSports.com following his record-setting performance in the team’s home victory over NC State. Williams is the fourth BC player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, and the first since Montel Harris on Oct. 18, 2009. Additionally, Williams earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week recognition from the conference.
A semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, senior running back Andre Williams is the nation’s leading rusher with an average of 181.0 rushing yards per game. Williams recorded 43 rushing attempts for 339 yards and two touchdowns against the Wolfpack and established the highest single-game rushing output in the FBS this season.
With 1,810 rushing yards this season, senior RB Andre Williams also set a conference record, breaking Virginia’s Thomas Jones’ mark of 1,798 set in 1999. Williams, who scored two touchdowns, also broke Boston College’s previous single-season rushing record of 1,726 yards held by Mike Cloud (1999).
ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week
Seniors Matt Patchan, a 6-foot-7, 300-pound left tackle, graded out at 92 percent with five knockdown blocks and two plus blocks and earned Atlantic Coast Conference lineman of the week honors. Patchan helped pave the way for Andre Williams, who combined with the efforts of freshman running back Myles Willis, senior wide receiver Alex Amidon and senior quarterback Chase Rettig, helped BC register 53 rushing attempts for 420 yards, marking the first 400-plus yard rushing effort for an Eagle squad since 1973 against Massachusetts it totaled 518 yards.
Senior kicking specialist Nate Freese also had a record-setting day for the Eagles against the Wolfpack, converting three field goals and three extra points to become the school’s all-time leading scorer with 299 points, surpassing place-kicker Steve Aponavicius, who recorded 290 points from 2006-09. Freese improved to 14-for-14 in field goal attempts on the season by converting field goal attempts from 25 yards, 39 yards and 41 yards.
Effective in the Red Zone
Out of 123 teams, BC checks in fifth among FBS institutions in red-zone offense through 10 games in 2013. The Eagles have scored on 21-of-22 chances inside the red zone and are in second place among league opponents. BC has scored 13 touchdowns (six rushing touchdowns and seven passing touchdowns) and has kicked eight field goals to account for their 18 scores from inside the red zone.
Addazio a Semifinalist for MFC Coach of the Year
Head coach Steve Addazio is one of 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Football Club (MFC) Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. The MFC Collegiate Coach of the Year semifinalist list includes a field of 16 candidates for the award which have been selected by the MFC National Selection Committee. Semifinalist voting for of the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year award will begin on Thursday, November 21st and close on Monday December 2nd. Finalist voting will take place from December 3rd to December 15th and the winner will be announced on December 17th. Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media.