USC facing first run-game challenge 

September, 12, 2013
It's not often that the storied USC Trojans' tailback tradition is upstaged or distracted by an opponent's running back, but it could happen in the Coliseum this Saturday afternoon when Boston College comes to the City of Angels with its own hard-running tailback, senior Andre Williams.

In Williams, a native of Schnecksville, Pa., undefeated Boston College (2-0) is bringing USC its first real physical running back challenge of 2013, and the first legitimate rushing-attack challenge for Trojans first-year defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and his revitalized front seven.

Last week against ACC foe Wake Forest, the 6-foot, 227-pound Williams pounded out 204 yards on 35 carries in helping BC to a 24-10 win over the Demon Deacons. The physical Williams seemed to take control as the game wore on, and BC's first-year head coach, Steve Addazio, kept feeding him the ball in the second half.