Leading rusher Darren Evans, who set school records last year as a freshman, suffered a torn left ACL and will be out for the season. Gamblers making a college football bet may want to keep this in mind when wagering on Virginia Tech this season.
NCAA football betting had Virginia Tech as one of the darkhorse candidates to win the national title this season. The Hokies were 15-1 in NCAA football betting and although those sports betting odds probably won’t rise, they should. Virginia Tech is ranked #7 in the country in the USA Today coaches’ poll as NCAA football betting stats indicate.
The loss of Evans is really a huge blow to the Hokies in NCAA football betting. Evans was the MVP of the Orange Bowl last season as NCAA football betting tells us. He had 1,265 yards and 11 touchdowns last year as NCAA football betting stats indicated. His 11 TD’s set freshman rushing records at Virginia Tech as college football bet stats indicate. He also set a school single-game record for rushing with 253 yards against Maryland as NCAA football betting numbers indicate.
The Hokies will look to redshirt freshman Ryan Williams and redshirt sophomore Josh Oglesby as college football bet information tells us. Williams could be the man to replace Evans because Oglesby is not going to be the long-term answer. Freshman David Wilson could also be part of the picture as NCAA football betting stats indicate. Wilson is a true freshman who has looked good in camp. Even walk-on Zac Evans could be a backup this season.
Losing their top rusher is definitely going to hurt Virginia Tech in NCAA football betting. Tech is a running team and unless Williams or Wilson step up and have a great season the Hokies are probably not going to win a national title. That is how big this loss is to the Hokies. The pressure is on for someone to step up and replace Evans. The Hokies don’t have much time to get it figured out as one of their biggest games of the season is the college football bet opener against Alabama.
Virginia Tech and Florida State are co-favorites in NCAA football betting at the sportsbook to win the ACC this season.