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Westphal, Williams Repeat as Eagles of the Week

Nov. 26, 2013

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Liv Westphal (cross country) and senior Andre Williams (football) have been named Eagles of the Week for the second-straight week.

Westphal finished 17th out of 254 total runners and earned All-America honors for her performance at the NCAA D1 Cross Country Championships. Westphal finished with a time of 20:30. The Limoges, France product improved her place by 68 spots from a year ago, when she finished 85th in Louisville, Ky. Westphal had an outstanding fall, highlighted by a third-place finish at the BC XC Invite, a 19th-place finish at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite and a third-place finish at the ACC Championships.

Williams carried 32 times for 263 yards and two touchdowns in Boston College's 29-26 win at Maryland, marking the senior's fifth 200-plus yard rushing effort of the season. Williams brought the Eagles within four points on a 72-yard touchdown run with 10:33 left in the fourth quarter. Later, with the score tied at 26 with less than one minute remaining, he rushed 36 yards to the Maryland 37-yard line to set up Nate Freese's game-winning field goal. Williams lifted his 11-game season total to 320 carries for 2,073 yards and 16 touchdowns to become the 16th running back in FBS history - and first since Connecticut's Donald Brown in 2008 (2,083) - to record 2,000 rushing yards in a season.

The Eagles (7-4, 4-3 ACC) wrap up the regular season with a 3:30 p.m. game at Syracuse on Saturday.

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