Louisiana Tech leading rusher Tevin King (ACL) done for the year

Tevin King (left) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury against Illinois. (US Presswire)

Louisiana Tech 's high-powered offense took a hit over the weekend when starting running back Tevin King suffering a knee injury. Head coach Sonny Dykes had no official update during his weekly media availability Monday, but he confirmed on his radio show that King has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.



King is currently leading all rushers in the WAC with five touchdowns and is averaging 123 yards per game. The talented freshman has been a key component of the Bulldogs' 3-0 start, and his absence will hurt an offense that is currently third in the nation averaging 54.7 points per game.

"Everybody goes through injuries," Dykes said earlier Monday when referring to King. "There are going to be injuries this year to players, and you hate it for the players and you hate it for our team. But it is an opportunity for somebody else to make an impact on our program."

For Louisiana Tech, that opportunity arrives for another freshman: 6-foot, 215-pound Kenneth Dixon. Dixon has just three fewer carry and one fewer touchdown than King, but now must step up and maintain production with a larger workload.

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