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Posted on: September 16, 2009 5:17 pm

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Another Terrible weekend for the ACC.  Clearly the ACC"s mediocrity was not exaggerated after week one, in fact, it might have been understated. 

The Good - Ryan Williams. David Wilson.  Torrey Smith.  Anthony Allen.  C.J. Spiller.  Russell Wilson.  The 1st Half for Georgia Tech.  The 2nd half for Clemson.  Scott Blair's 3 FG's and a TD Pass.  Riley Skinner's 2nd half.  NC State and VaTech bouncing back.  Boston College being 2-0.

The Bad - The 4th quarter comebacks by Maryland (vs. JMU), FSU (vs. Jacksonville State), Duke (vs. Army), and UNC (vs. UConn).  Boston College RB's taking a step back.  Christian Ponder not getting in the endzone.

The Ugly - UNC losing two starters for 4 weeks.  Nolan Carroll's broken leg.  Duke being outgained by 150 yards. Any and all things UVA.  The Maryland defense outside of Alex Wujciak and Adrian Moten.  Dustin Hopkins kicking game (0/1 FG's and 1/3 on XP's). 

Heisman Race (2009 Season Statistics) -

1. QB Colt McCoy, Texas - 67.1% Comp. % - 654 Yards - 5 TD/2 INT - 44 Rush Yards 1 TD
2. QB Tim Tebow, Florida - 64.1% Comp. % - 425 Yards - 5 TD - 72 Rush Yards 2 TD's
3. RB Jahvid Best, Cal - 27 Carries for 281 Yards 3 Td's - 4 Catches for 42 Yards 1 TD
4. QB Case Keenum, Houston - 72.4% Comp % - 725 Yards - 7 TD/1 INT - 16 Rush Yards 2 TD's
5. QB Max Hall, BYU - 71.4% Comp % - 638 Yards - 4 TD/3INT

Really, there are 2 candidates at the moment.  The next two are outside shots and Hall is just riding high off the Oklahoma win two weeks ago. 

Up Next in the ACC:

Middle Tennessee State at Maryland - A revenge game for Maryland.  "We owe them one" - Ralph Friedgen.
#19 Nebraska at #13 Virginia Tech - Virginia Tech needs a win to prove the ACC can compete with other power conferences.
Virginia at Southern Miss - Can UVA avoid starting 0-3? I think not.
Posted on: August 12, 2009 12:59 pm

Huge Loss for the Hokies

RB Darren Evans was asked yesterday what his status was, he responded "I have a strained knee".  The team doctors disagreed saying it was sprain.  Last night it came out that it was neither.  Instead, Evans has a torn ACL and will miss the season.  Evans set many freshman records last season during his 1,265 rushing season.  He also added 11 touchdowns.  His best performance came against Maryland when he went off for 253 yards and was virtually unstoppable. 

"Darren Evans suffered a left knee ACL tear this afternoon," head athletic trainer Mike Goforth said in a prepared statement. "He was evaluated by Dr. Marc Siegel and Dr. Gunnar Brolinson and received an MRI at Montgomery Regional Hospital that showed the ACL tear. He will be re-evaluated later this week to see when the ACL reconstruction surgery will take place. Our hope is to be able to repair the knee prior to classes starting so that he can get started on his rehab and continue his course work."

To take his place will be highly touted redshirt freshman Ryan Williams.  He was the #4 running back in the 2008 class.  He sat for a year and watched Evans take the place of injured starter Kenny Lewis Jr. and now it's his turn to take over for Evans.  True Freshman David Wilson, another highly touted running back, will also see a major workload this year.  Wilson was the #5 running back in the 2009 class and was tabbed as one of the most "college ready" backs in the '09 class.  Lewis will be recovering from a torn achilles, but could be a contributor behind Williams and Wilson.  Redshirt Sophomore Josh Ogeslby will also see some carries this year. 

This is an absolutely huge loss for the Hokies, Evans was up for the Doak Walker Award for the Top Running Back in the Country.  The loss puts a lot more emphasis on QB Tyrod Taylor on offense.  Taylor will have to do more through the air, but as the second leading rusher last year he will also have to do more on the ground. 

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