Syracuse faces tough task in stopping Boston College running back Andre Williams

Boston College blogger Bill Maloney from ATLEagle.com calls in to talk about the upcoming Syracuse game against Boston College with host Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by SNY.tv. Senior Columnist Jim Stechschulte also calls in to chat about SU’s win over Minnesota in the Maui Invitational.

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Boston College has been a surprise this season

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Here are some highlights from the interview:

The Juice Online: This season has to be a surprise to Boston College fans given that BC was picked to finish at the bottom of the ACC during the preseason.

Bill Maloney: I think the season has gone better than most anticipated, but it’s not a total surprise. I think the schedule was somewhat favorable and I think the remaining talent from last year’s team was decent. So I think a lot of BC fans were thinking six wins. Seven wins is obviously exceeding that, but the team really underachieved under former coach Frank Spaziani.

TJO: Andre Williams is a legitimate Heisman contender. Tell us about his style of play.

BM: He’s not particular fancy. Syracuse fans remember four years ago when BC last played at the Carrier Dome, he carried the ball a ridiculous amount of times in that game as well. He’s not a Barry Sanders type that is going to dart around people. His breakaway speed isn’t all that great. He just pounds you. He breaks tackles and runs over 2-3 guys, and sometimes he has daylight to the endzone. That’s his style. It’s not pretty. It’s not unique. It’s not like BC is doing anything that’s new to football. It’s just old school run the guy over and head to daylight.

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Rundown:

1. Intro
2. Bill Maloney from ATLEagle.com calls in
3. Boston College exceeding expectations
4. Heisman hype around Andre Williams
5. Predictions on the game
6. TJO Senior Columnist Jim Stechschulte calls in
7. Syracuse beats Minnesota at Maui
8. Defense stepping up in final minutes
9. CJ Fair’s dunk and gash
10. Final thoughts and wrap up

» Related: Mike Waters previews the upcoming Syracuse season

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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