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Football Renews Series With Syracuse Saturday




Nov. 24, 2010

The Boston College football team travels to Syracuse for the first time since 2003 to take on the Orange at the Carrier Dome Saturday at noon on ESPN. The game will mark the 46th time that the Eagles and Orange will line up on the gridiron making it the second-longest series for Boston College.

Another true freshman has to step into the spotlight this week after junior RB Montel Harris went down with a knee injury against Virginia. Andre Williams filled in after Harris got hurt and rushed for 108 yards on 12 carries, including a 59-yard scamper.

Williams joins QB Chase Rettig, WR Bobby Swigert and LB Kevin Pierre-Louis as true freshmen in the starting lineup.

"Montel has some big shoes to fill," Williams said. "Early in the year, we weren't jelling as an offense yet but I think Chase definitely feels more comfortable behind the line. His pass game is pretty solid so I think with us back there it will be a good balance and we'll be able to do some things."

Senior LT Anthony Castonzo, who will be starting the 53rd game of his career this weekend, likes what he sees in the young talent.

"He's really explosive," he said. "That's the first thing that comes to mind when I think of him. He's behind the line one second and then - boom - he shoots through that hole really quick. It's fun to have a guy like that. He's been behind Montel all year knowing he's not going to get a lot of carries but he works his butt off every day in practice. I think he is one of the strongest guys we have in the weight room as a freshman. I think he'll be just fine this week."

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