BC Football: AJ Dillon Named ACC Running Back of the Week
Second straight week BC landed an ACC Player of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Boston College sophomore running back AJ Dillon was voted ACC Running Back of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Dillon won the award after playing in just the first three drives of the game for BC in the Eagles’ 62-14 win over Holy Cross.
Boston College has scored touchdowns on each of its first possessions over the last two weeks to start the season. The Eagles started the game with a four-play, 76-yard drive ending with a Dillon rushing touchdown from seven yards out.
Dillon recorded his eighth career 100-yard game after just two possessions for the Eagles. Dillon scored his second touchdown of the game on BC’s first play of the second drive going 74 yards for the score. After two drives, Dillon had 133 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries.
He scored his third touchdown on BC’s third drive of the game to extend the lead to 21-0. After three drives, Dillon totaled 149 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries. He only played the first three drives of the game for BC. Dillon was awarded the Eddie O’Melia Trophy as the game’s most valuable player.
Dating back to the 1996 season, only three players in college football have logged three touchdowns on six or fewer carries with an average rush of 24 yards or better in a single-game: AJ Dillon vs. Holy Cross (6 carries, 149 yards, 3 TD); Cameron Marshall, Arizona State (4 carries, 104 yards, 3 TD) vs. Portland State (9/4/10); Calvin Branch, Colorado State (5 carries, 127 yards, 3 TD) vs. Chattanooga (8/31/96).
Dillon and the Eagles return to action Thursday, Sept. 13 at Wake Forest on ESPN. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Winston-Salem.