3. AJ Dillon Showed What All The Fuss Is About
For much of the country, this was probably the first time they’d got an extended look at Dillon, and despite the horrendous conditions, the ACC Rookie of the Year delivered through the first half.
Dillon ran for 157 yards and a score on 32 carries, the most impressive run a 66-yarder where he managed to create separation speed despite turf had everyone seemingly running at half-speed. The performance continued an impressive run for the freshman, who came in averaging 183.2 over last six regular season games, which led the nation.
Iowa did its job to slow Dillon down in the second half, limiting him to 31 yards after the break … and let’s be honest, the field played a part in this. On the Eagles’ final drive, with running room to his left, an attempt to cut saw the RB only fall to the grass.
But in a spotlight game, Boston College showed it has a budding star in Dillon, who should enter 2018 as one of the faces of the ACC after rushing for 1,589 yards and 14 scores.
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