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After record-breaking day for RB Andre Williams, BC looks to qualify for bowl berth

11.11.13 at 1:11 pm ET

Boston College’s Steele Divitto was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week on Monday.

Divitto had a game-high 18 tackles, including six solo and 1.5 for loss, in Saturday’s 48-34 victory at New Mexico State. Divitto, who tied a single-game career high, is third in the league in average tackles per game at 8.9.

Tailback Andre Williams also shined Saturday, breaking the school single-game record with 295 rushing yards on 30 carries. Williams, who leads the ACC and is second in the nation in rushing yards per game (163.4), scored on runs of 80 and 47 yards in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

The Eagles (5-4) are one win away from being bowl-eligible as they prepare to host N.C. State on Saturday afternoon.

“It’s an important day for us,” coach Steve Addazio said in his Monday press briefing. “We have five wins and have a chance to accomplish our goal at home.”

Saturday’s game is the final one for the team’s seniors, who have helped engineer a turnaround this year after a couple of rough seasons.

“I’ll always think of the senior class — no matter what happens — who set the standard, laid the foundation,” Addazio said. “That needed to happen.”

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