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Battle in the trenches; BC vs Arizona not for timid

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Boston College's Andre Williams won the Doak Walker Award this season, edging Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey for the honor that's given to the nation's top running back.

Arizona's players say they have a lot of respect for Williams, but believe the voters made the wrong decision.

The Wildcats will get the chance to state their case in Tuesday's Advocare V100 Bowl between Arizona (7-5) and Boston College (7-5).

"I think everyone on our team wants to help (Carey) prove that he's the better guy," Arizona receiver Terrence Miller said.

Though there is certainly room for debate in the Williams vs. Carey discussion, it's inarguable that both have had impressive seasons.

Both earned a spot on the AP's All-America first team. Williams has slightly better overall numbers, rushing for 2,102 yards and 17 touchdowns, but Carey isn't far behind, with 1,716 yards and 17 TDs.

Each had signature moments. Williams rushed for 339 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries against North Carolina State to help clinch bowl eligibility for Boston College. Carey rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns on 48 carries in Arizona's upset win over Oregon.

Some running backs would wilt under the workloads given to Williams and Carey. But not these guys.

"The good ones? They just keep getting stronger," Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said. "Andre's like that and Kareem's like that."

Williams, who was also a Heisman Trophy finalist, said he doesn't feel any pressure to prove he was the right choice for the Doak Walker.

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