Pierre-Louis ACC's top LB of the week

October, 7, 2013
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Boston College linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis has been named ACC Linebacker of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

The senior strongside linebacker had a career-high 18 tackles, 10 solo, in the Eagles’ 48-27 win over Army on Saturday. It was Pierre-Louis’ third 10-plus tackle game of the season and the 13th of his career.

A 6-foot-1, 225-pound native of Norwalk, Conn., Pierre-Louis leads the ACC in solo tackles with 28 and is second in the conference in total tackles with 50.

While the honor for Pierre-Louis is well deserved, don’t be surprised if Eagles fans demand a recount of the rest of the voting.

Specifically the part in which BC running back Andre Williams wasn’t named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for his record-tying performance against Army on Saturday, when he rushed 30 times for 263 yards and five touchdowns. The honor went instead to No. 3 Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, who threw for a Tigers record 455 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-14 win at Syracuse.

It was Boyd’s second ACC honor of the season.

The Eagles travel to Clemson, S.C., to take on the Tigers this weekend (3:30 p.m. on ABC/ESPN2).

Though he didn’t receive the conference nod for his output, Williams’ numbers are no less impressive.

The five TDs he scored matched the school mark for a single game, set by Montel Harris in October 2009 against NC State. The 263 yards is one shy of tying Harris’ single-game record, set in the same game against NC State.

Through five games, Williams leads the country in rushing attempts (133), attempts per game (26.6) and rushing yards per game (153.6) and is third in rushing yards (768, tops in the ACC). His seven rushing TDs on the season is tied for first in the ACC and tied for 12th nationally.

He’s topped the 100-yard mark in four of his five games this season, and topped the 200-yard mark twice (setting new career highs for rushing yards against Wake Forest, with 204, and Army, with 263).

A 6-foot, 227-pound bruiser, Williams had three TDs of more than 30 yards against the Black Knights. For the season, he is tied for third nationally with 23 rushes of 10-plus yards, tied for fifth nationally with eight rushes of 20-plus yards and tied for third nationally with five rushes of 30-plus yards. Williams leads the ACC in all three categories.

Williams’ five TDs against the Black Knights on Saturday is more than he had in both his sophomore and junior seasons (four each).

Army just might be Williams’ favorite opponent: In two career games against the Black Knights, the senior has 51 carries for 454 yards and seven TDs.

Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.

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