Posted by Tom Fornelli
The Virginia Tech Hokies got off to a shaky start as they try to avoid their first 0-3 start since 1987 -- Frank Beamer 's first season in Blacksburg -- falilng behind East Carolina 10-0, but they've since recovered to take a 21-17 lead in the second quarter. Still, there is some bad news.
Starting running back Ryan Williams has left the game with an injury to his right hamstring, and though the extremity of the injury isn't known, Williams will not be returning to today's game. Which puts even more pressure on Tyrod Taylor to carry a Hokies offense that has had some problems this season.
Williams had picked up 25 yards on six carries with a touchdown before having to leave the game, and came into the game as Virginia Tech's second-leading rusher -- trailing only Taylor -- with 130 yards through their first two games.
It'll be interesting to see if the Hokies can hold off the Pirates and pick up their first win of the season with Williams sidelined. Keep checking the blog all day for updates on this game, Williams' injury, and every other game throughout the day.
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