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Williams runs for 339 yards, Boston College beats NC State 38-21 to qualify for bowl

  • Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) slips on the turf while rushing against North Carolina State cornerback Juston Burris (11) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) slips on the turf while rushing against North Carolina State cornerback Juston Burris (11) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig (11) passes in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against the North Carolina State in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig (11) passes in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against the North Carolina State in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

Andre Williams ran for 339 yards to break Boston College's career and single-game rushing records, leading the Eagles to a 38-21 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday and helping them qualify for a bowl game for the first time in three seasons.

Williams broke Mike Cloud's school record of 1,726 career yards on a strange play in the fourth when he broke free on a 65-yard run but fumbled just before the goal line. On his school record-tying 42nd carry of the day, he scored on a 34-yard touchdown run.

With the win, the Eagles (6-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) became bowl eligible in Steve Addazio's first season as head coach.

Backup quarterback Pete Thomas completed 22 of 33 passes for 207 yards for N.C. State (3-7, 0-7).