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Boston College replaces Heisman finalist Andre Williams with running back platoon and QB

  • Massachusetts defensive back Jackson Porter (28) tackles Boston College running back Myles Willis (23) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Boston College won 30-7. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Massachusetts defensive back Jackson Porter (28) tackles Boston College running back Myles Willis (23) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Boston College won 30-7. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) carries the ball on a touchdown run during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Massachusetts in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Boston College won 30-7. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) carries the ball on a touchdown run during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Massachusetts in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Boston College won 30-7. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

Boston College doesn't have a player who can replace Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams.

So the Eagles will rotate three players at running back. And quarterback Tyler Murphy can carry the ball, too.

Murphy was the leading rusher in BC's season-opening victory over UMass on Saturday. He carried the ball 13 times for 118 yards and a touchdown on a 1-yard naked bootleg. The Florida transfer also completed 17 of 24 passes for 173 yards.

Tyler Rouse carried the ball 19 times for 87 yards, and Myles Willis had 16 carries for 57 yards and a TD.

In all, the Eagles ran 61 times for 338 yards in the 30-7 victory. Those numbers could help the people in Chestnut Hill forget about Williams' 2,000-yard season.