The Horse Montel Harris Sets Boston College Records

October 17, 2009 - 2:09 pm

CHESTNUT HILL- Coming into this game NC State had only allowed 377 rush yards on the season. Montel Harris on the day? So far 24 carries for 244 yards and five touchdowns. Harris has done it out of the shotgun, out of the wildcat (with him taking the direct snap) and from the single back formations. The five touchdowns are a Boston College record. The results? A 25 point Boston College lead heading into the fourth quarter and a large chunk of time taken away from the NC State offense. Heading into the second half Boston College held the ball for nearly seven minutes less than the Wolfpack. Time of possession heading into the fourth quarter: NC State 23:27, Boston College 21:33. That is the formula you want if you are the Eagles, who watched first half leads dissipate in their last two home games against ACC opponents before coming back to win at the end. UPDATE -- Harris has now set the Boston College single game rushing record with 27 carries and 264 yards as of 11:37 left in the fourth quarter. The previous record was 36 carries for 253 yards by Phil Bennett on September 23rd, 1972.