Boston College leading rusher Montel Harris, also the ACC's leading rusher at 127.5 yards per game, could miss three to six weeks after surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Harris will definitely miss the regular-season finale at Syracuse and possibly a bowl game.
A school spokesman said the team medical staff has said that three to six weeks is the usual recovery time, but it depends on the individual. It's possible Harris can return in time to play in a bowl game, which would most likely be the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
Until then, BC will turn to true freshman Andre Williams. The staff has confidence in Williams -- he ran for 108 yards on 12 carries in the win over Virginia. But Syracuse's defense is better than UVA's, and the problem is not Williams, it's a lack of depth or experience behind him. Fullback James McCluskey could also help, but if there was one player this team couldn't afford to lose, it was Harris. The good news for the Eagles is that BC became bowl-eligible last week.