Posted by Tom Fornelli
It's been a tale of two seasons for Boston College in 2010. The team started off 2-5 and 0-4 in the ACC while playing musical chairs with its quarterback throughout. Really, the only constant for Boston College through the first two months of the schedule was running back Montel Harris, who game in and game out was the best player on offense. Well, not much has changed for Harris, but his team finally caught up with him over the last month, as BC has won four straight conference games and are now 6-5 going into the season's final game against Syracuse.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, they're not going to have Harris for the game. Harris tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee during BC's 17-13 victory over Virginia on Saturday, and had to have arthroscopic surgery to repair it on Monday morning.
Now, there is a chance that Harris will be able to return in time for a bowl game, though that all depends on where Boston College ends up, and how much time he'll have off to recover. Odds are that Harris will do everything he can to play in the bowl game, as he's a senior and it would be the final game of his career. Plus, he has a chance to rush his way into the Boston College record books.
Harris moved past Mike Cloud to take over second place on BC's all-time rushing list before being injured on Saturday, and finds himself with 3,600 yards in his career. Which is only 125 yards shy of Boston College's all-time leading rusher Derrick Knight.