No. 18 Hokies' Running Back Kenny Lewis Jr. Out for Season

Justin CocchiolaCorrespondent IOctober 5, 2008

The Virginia Tech Hokies won their fifth game in a row on Saturday, and now rank 18th in the AP and USA Today Polls. However, they have lost starting running back Kenny Lewis Jr. for the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

Lewis was the starter, but backup running back Darren Evans has received most of the carries this season. This was a nice one-two punch, as the Hokies have had a pretty good running game so far this year with Lewis, Evans, and mobile quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

I'm sure now Darren Evans will become the starter and he will probably split time with Josh Oglesby. 

This is another huge loss for the Hokies on offense, as two of their wide receivers, Zach Luckett and Ike Whitaker, have been suspended indefinitely. These three players had the most experience of the skill players for the Hokies. 

Injuries have plagued the Hokies all season, as Brandon Dillard was lost before the season started with a torn Achilles tendon. Davon Morgan, starting rover, tore his ACL last week against Nebraska and now Kenny Lewis Jr. goes down. 

Frank Beamer will have to continue his (so-far) stellar coaching job, as he has lost another key player on offense.