Posted by Chip Patterson
Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams set all kinds of freshman rushing records last season on the school and conference level. Coming into the 2010 season, the dual halfback attack of him and Darren Evans was supposed to help lead the Hokies to national prominence. So far, Virginia Tech has been less than prolific, and things got worse against East Carolina when Williams had to leave the game with a hamstring injury.
Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer decided to stay mum on the situation until today, when the Hokies released their official injury report for Saturday's conference matchup with Boston College. Unfortunately for Hokie fans, the report confirmed what many had speculated: Ryan Williams will be out against the Eagles this weekend.
After seeing Williams be carried off the field against the Pirates, the Hokies have been preparing to run without him all week. This will be the first time Darren Evans has assumed a majority of the snaps since his productive freshman season in 2008. It will also be the first time that much of the young Hokies defense has played a true road game, after kicking off at FedEx Field and playing the next two games in Lane Stadium.
Boston College enters the game 2-0, with wins over Weber State and Kent State. The game kicks off in Chestnut Hill at Noon (ET) on Saturday.
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