Andre Williams, Boston College
Not expected to be a contender this season, running back Andre Williams has led Boston College to a 7-5 overall record and a 4-4 record in the ACC. He is currently leading the nation in rushing with 2,102 rushing yards – at an average of 6.4 yards per carry – with one more game to play, the AdvoCare V100 Bowl on Dec. 31 against Arizona. He became just the 16th player in FBS history to rush for over 2,000 yards, the first since Donald Brown did it in 2008. Williams has accounted for 17 touchdowns on the year in his remarkable season that has made Boston College nationally relevant for the first time since Matt Ryan was leading the team.