Allen has loooooong shot at winning ACC’s rushing title

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.

21 comments Add your comment

Hayseed Dixie

November 23rd, 2010
10:56 am

Hey Doug, what’s the minimum amount of games needed to qualify?

juvenal

November 23rd, 2010
10:58 am

hope he’s still on an upward surge……..

juvenal

November 23rd, 2010
10:59 am

that being said, don’t see 200+……..

Bring Back Chan

November 23rd, 2010
11:09 am

Another insightful blog Roberson!

Jack

November 23rd, 2010
11:09 am

Jack

November 23rd, 2010
11:10 am

you want chan, move to buffalo, good riddance

Doug Roberson

November 23rd, 2010
11:13 am

don’t know that hayseed, but i’ll try to find out

Hayseed Dixie

November 23rd, 2010
11:14 am

Move to Buffalo, hah!

Now *there’s* something I wouldn’t wish on a member of Al Qaeda. Or a mutt fan, for that matter.

ManUp...

November 23rd, 2010
11:30 am

I think we spread the ball around a little too much for this goal to be realistic, but if it happened CPJ would have another feather in his cap for recruiting.

Go Jackets! Beat the Dawgs!

GTfanthatwillnotsupportBewitt

November 23rd, 2010
11:56 am

How did Paul Bewitt get Parks Jr. to sign…He must not know much about Hewitt! I wouldn’t let my dog play for Bewitt.
It will be a GREAT DAY when GT FIRES PAUL STUPID HEWITT……………

ArkyTech

November 23rd, 2010
11:59 am

Is it per game played by individual, or per game played by team?

Burdell

November 23rd, 2010
12:01 pm

For this award it is individual, Arky.

Doug Roberson

November 23rd, 2010
12:51 pm

per game played by indiv., i believe

macrotech

November 23rd, 2010
12:52 pm

IF he knocks out 200 plus yards against uga…it’ll be because we’ve put together an entire team effort on all accounts and it would prove to be a GREAT indicator that we’d be beating the pups. I’ll be pulling for ALL of these things! I remain, cautiously, optimistic!!! GO TECH!!!

UGA=YAWN

November 23rd, 2010
3:30 pm

Just BEAT Georgia. No matter how many yards!!!

Late Breaking

November 23rd, 2010
4:07 pm

Georgia Tech has just hired Dan Hawkins as interm head coach while PJ recovers from a bad case of turkey neck. Hawkins guranteed a GT victory. Richt is distraught and losing the 2nd best head of hair in the SEC (Saban).

Paul in RDU

November 23rd, 2010
8:54 pm

Doug
There is a typo in your headline – instead of “looooooong” it should say “loooooooooooooooooooong”
If AA averages 205 ypg in the next 2 games, I would expect 2 GT wins.

GO JACKETS

November 23rd, 2010
10:26 pm

link to CPJ’s press conference

http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/#

Gordo

November 23rd, 2010
10:28 pm

Don’t concentrate on yards rushing…concentrate on tackling the frickin’ other player and stopping easy-to-guess fake punts!!! That Duke game was so frustrating to watch. Now let’s forget that and just beat the Dogs and keep ‘em out of the Bowl season!!

SavannahJacket

November 24th, 2010
10:22 am

Doug – Where is Nesbit at on that list????

CAH

November 24th, 2010
1:47 pm

hey Jack don’t even respond to “bring back Chan” that person is not worthy of being called a fan of anything. he needs to locate his b@lls remove the shrink wrap and f-in use em.