CHESTNUT HILL MA - SEPTEMBER 25: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Virginia Tech Hokies scrambles with the ball as Bryan Murray #93 of the Boston College Eagles defends on September 25 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Virginia Tech 19, Boston College 0: Taylor-Made Victory For Hokies

Boston College faced its first real test of the season on Saturday when it hosted ACC rival Virginia Tech in the conference opener for both team's after opening up the season with two wins against softies. Unfortunately, it was a test they failed miserably.

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Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams Will Not Play Against B.C. Saturday

The Boston College defense received a bit of good news Thursday afternoon: Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams will not be playing in Saturday's game, according to Jimmy Robertson of Inside Hokie Sports. 

Williams injured his hamstring in last week's game with ECU. 

This means that the Hokies will now rely on junior Darren Evans and sophomore David Wilson to run the ball. 

Evans returned this season after missing all of 2009 with a torn ACL. He's lost two fumbles in his last two games, but appears close to regaining his form from 2008 when he set the ACC freshman rushing record. That record was subsequently broken by Williams in 2009.

Wilson has been the Hokies' most explosive back through the team's first three games. He has 114 yards on 16 carries this season (7.1 ypc). I believe Wilson be the key to the Hokies' success against BC Saturday. The Eagles are tough up the middle, but I think there are yards to be gained outside the tackles. Hopefully Wilson's speed will help the Hokies get some much-needed yards on the ground.

For more on what Williams' injury means for Saturday's ACC opener for both teams, visit Gobbler Country and BC Interruption


Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams' Status For Saturday's B.C. Game Uncertain

Virginia Tech's running back, Ryan Williams, may be out of Saturday's ACC game with Boston College, at least according to his teammate, fellow RB David Wilson.

Williams did not practice today, standing on the sideline in a blue, no-contact jersey. Wilson thinks Darren Evans will start but he expects to also get a good number of carries against the Eagles.

Williams injured his hamstring in the Hokies' win over ECU last weekend.

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