Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Eagles’ A.J. Dillon done at halftime vs. Orange

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Boston College Eagles have lost running back A.J. Dillon for the rest of the game against the Syracuse Orange. The school announced he was done after the team was trailing 28-14 at halftime.

He had 12 carries for 55 yards in the first half. He did not appear to be 100% as he has been banged up.

Boston College Eagles running back A.J. Dillon rushes during the first quarter of the game against the Syracuse Orange
A.J. Dillon rushes during the first quarter of the game against the Syracuse Orange (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

He has been replaced by Travis Levy as the main ball carrier. The rest of the Eagles backs will attempt to carry the load against the Orange.

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The sophomore running back has surpassed the 1,000 rushing yards in a season the past two seasons. He has 227 carries for 1,107 rushing yards.

He also has 10 touchdowns.

The 55-yards against the Orange will be his second-lowest tally on the season. He had 39 yards on 16 carries against the Clemson Tigers in Week 11.

In addition, this was just the third time that Dillon had fewer than 60 yards in a game. Besides those two, he also had 59 yards on 19 carries against the Purdue Boilermakers in Week 4.

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Dillon had been battling an ankle injury coming into the game. With this injury, it’ll be interesting to see if he will continue to be bothered by this injury in the coming weeks ahead.

The Eagles are Bowl eligible. Boston College’s next game is expected to be in a Bowl game.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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