Leading Louisiana Tech Rusher Tevin King Out; Time for Kenneth Dixon to Step Up

Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

With Louisiana Tech's leading rusher out, this is the perfect time for their freshman running back Kenneth Dixon to step up, though he hasn't exactly been absent. Then again, isn't this the same story we heard when Virginia played TCU, Georgia Tech, Penn State, and Auburn?

Vegas odds opened in favor of Louisiana Tech over Virginia by 2.5 on Sunday, and the line has since moved to 3.5, but all that could change, as the school just announced that leading rusher Tevin King will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL.

Only a freshman, King has played in all three games this season and averages 123.0 rushing yards per game -- that's good to lead the WAC and rank 8th nationally. He also leads the conference in scoring, averaging 10.0 points per game (tied for 17th nationally) through five touchdowns on the season.

Earlier today during the Bulldogs' media conference, King's status was still unknown, as he was scheduled for an MRI after the press conference.

"We'll work through it and someone else will have to step up," Dykes said before it was determined that the injury is a torn ACL. "That's the way this game is played. Everybody goes through injuries. You hate it for the players and for our team, but it's an opportunity for someone else to step up and make an impact on our program."

That someone else is freshman running back Kenneth Dixon. Dixon is the team's second leading rusher, averaging 81.3 yards per game and 5.7 yards per carry with four total touchdowns on the season. Prior to this week, Dixon and King shared the workload, with King getting 46 carries to Dixon's 43.

The Bulldogs average a whopping 536.7 total yards per game, balanced between 232.3 rushing and 304.3 passing yards. They give up almost as many, 498.0 total yards per game. On the season, Louisiana Tech is 3-0 with wins at Houston and Illinois, and at home against Rice. They have put up over 50 points per game.

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