Sep 26, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies running back Trey Edmunds (14) is tackled on a run by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days (32) in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Virginia Tech won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Evaluating Virginia Tech's Rushing Attack


Virginia Tech is playing their best football of the season, and the offense is hitting its stride. However, the rushing attack has been missing for most of the year. Trey Edmunds, began the season with an eye-opening performance against Alabama by rushing for 132 yards. Since then, he has been no where to be found, by totaling just 393 rushing yards on the year. Edmunds is getting out rushed by quarterback Logan Thomas, and is no longer an impact on the field.

Also a major disappointment in the backfield has been J.C. Coleman. The senior has been battling injuries all year, and has failed to make a difference on the field. He has only rushed for 89 yards on the season on 21 attempts. Sure, he has been banged-up, but he has not even show flashes of the player he was from before.

The rushing attack is really struggling at this point in the season. Although it has not slowed them down offensively, it would be nice to seem them contribute on the field. As for stats, Virginia Tech is 12th in rushing yards with 117.6 per game. The running backs need to step up, and I get a feeling Saturday could be the day. J.C. Coleman admitted he will finally be back to 100%. Also, I can see Tech getting up early and letting Trey Edmunds run wild. Hopefully, the Hokies can establish a run game so that they can become even more dangerous on the offensive side of the ball.

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