The Boston College Eagles have struggled mightily this season, opening the season with three straight losses to Northwestern, Central Florida, and Duke. One reason for the struggles has been the absence of pre-season ACC player of the year Montel Harris.
Harris, who stands on the cusp of breaking the schools all-time rushing record, has been struggling with a torn meniscus in his knee that has kept him out since Week 11 of the 2010 season. Harris has been practicing on and off since a second arthroscopic knee surgery back in August but was upgraded to probable for this weekends tilt with the Massachusetts Minutemen.
In Harris' absence, redshirt sophomore Andre Williams has gotten the bulk of the carries, running for 229 yards on 47 carries with three touchdowns for a solid 4.9 yards per carry through the first 3 weeks. Williams will likely continue to see some carries while Harris works his way back into game shape.