Boston College running back Montel Harris could miss the Eagles’ last two games after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee.
According to Heather Dinich of ESPN, Harris is expected to miss 3-6 weeks, which definitely puts him out of BC’s last game against Syracuse, and possibly a bowl.
Harris is the ACC’s leading rusher with 1,243 yards.
Georgia Tech’s Anthony Allen is No. 2 with 1,059 yards with the regular-season finale against Georgia and a bowl game ahead. Allen, a senior, is averaging 96.3 yards per game this season. He rushed 34 times for 165 yards in last week’s 30-20 win against Duke.
The ACC uses per-game average, and not total yards, when it lists its annual rushing leaders. Harris averages 113.0 yards per game. To improve his season average by 16.8 yards per game, which would lift his average to 113.1, Allen would need to average 205.5 yards rushing in the last two games.
If he could somehow pull it off, it would be a nice reward for Allen’s production in the past six games.
After the Wake Forest game, in which Allen rushed 10 times for 63 yards, coach Paul Johnson said he wanted to see his B-back run harder. Since then, he’s averaging 121.5 yards per game.
“He’s playing his best football at this stretch,” Johnson said.