Montel Harris sets BC rushing record

NEWTON, Mass. -- With a 26-yard run early in the fourth quarter against Wake Forest, Montel Harris became Boston College's all-time leading rusher.

The senior came into the game needing 98 yards to tie Derrick Knight's record of 3,725 yards. On his 20th carry of the day, Harris reached the mark and pushed past it. He finished with 108 yards on 22 carries in BC's 27-19 loss to the Demon Deacons, and is the new career leader with 3,735 yards and counting.

Harris' record-setting rush ended with the running back lying on his back on the Eagles sideline, rolling back and forth in pain. It was announced in the press box that trainers were evaluating Harris for a left knee injury, and that his return was questionable. Moments later, however, there was another announcement as Harris was cleared to return.

Harris missed the last two regular-season games and the bowl game in 2010 after surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee, and missed the first three games of 2011 after undergoing an arthroscopic procedure on the same knee for the same injury.

Jack McCluskey covers Boston College for ESPNBoston.com.