Nebraska—Va Tech: Is Darren Evans’ Injury a Game-Changer?

Posted by SportMonk on August-11-2009 Add Comments

Virginia Tech has stated that starting tailback Darren Evans tore his ACL in his left knee on Tuesday during practice, according to

Evans led the team with 1,265 rushing yards and added 11 touchdowns for the Hokies last season. Virginia Tech has talented replacements waiting in the wings, but only one with any game experience.

So what will this mean for Nebraska's Sept. 19 date in Blacksburg?

Don't get me wrong: Virginia Tech is not getting any less daunting with this injury. However, it will allow Nebraska a chance to keep the Hokies more one-dimensional, putting Suh and the defensive line to work to shut down the run and force Virginia Tech to throw the ball.

Nebraska returns a few seasoned secondary...

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