Nov 30, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange linebacker Marqez Hodge (33) makes a tackle on Boston College Eagles running back Andre Williams (44) during the first quarter of a game at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College's Andre Williams to return for bowl

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Heading into Saturday’s game against the Syracuse Orange, Boston College Eagles’ senior running back Andre Williams looked like a Heisman Trophy contender.

However, he likely had his slim hopes destroyed in a 34-31 loss to the Orange.

Williams rushed for just 29 yards and a touchdown on nine carries before being knocked out of the game. Early in the third quarter, Williams seemed to re-injure a shoulder he had problems with earlier in the season. Boston College has not commented on the injury per school policy.

However, Boston College head coach Steve Addazio said Williams would be “ready to roll” by the time Boston College’s bowl game rolls around.

On the season, Williams rushed for an incredible 2,102 yards and 17 touchdowns on 329 carries. That includes five 200 yard games, highlighted by a 42-carry, 339-yard, two-touchdown performance in a 38-21 victory over the North Carolina State Wolfpack on November 16.

Williams, along with Ka’Deem Carey of the Arizona Wildcays and Bishop Sankey of the Washington Huskies, is a finalist for the Doak Walker Award.

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