Saturday, September 26, 2009
Virginia Tech's Williams running loose
By Heather Dinich
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Consider the question officially answered: Yes, Ryan Williams is good enough to keep the Hokies' offense going without Darren Evans.
It's such a simple formula -- give the ball to Williams and let Tyrod Taylor run -- that it's hard not to wonder where this offense has been. The only answer seems to be hibernating until the conference season began. Miami has only 41 yards rushing in this game, and the duo of Javarris James and Graig Cooper couldn't combine for the kind of day that Williams has had. He's got 136 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries, and his latest touchdown just put this game out of reach at 31-7.
Yes, this is the same Williams who had about six carries in the entire second half last week against Nebraska. He also caught two passes for 40 yards. Bryan Stinespring is using what he's got this week, and Miami's defense can't seem to do a thing about it.