Virginia Tech RB David Wilson Called his Shot on First Touchdown Run
Virginia Tech spanked Appalachian State in their season opener Saturday 66-13. The opening weekend win was a nice change for the Hokies who had lost their first game of the season three years in a row. If you hear running back David Wilson tell it, the victory was already a given.
Wilson, who exploded for 162 yards on 16 carries, called his shot before the game. “[My running backs coach] told me I was getting the first carry and I told him I didn’t have to hear the second play because I was taking it to the grid,” Wilson said after the win.
Sure enough, he went 20 yards untouched for the first score of the game. He finished with three TD runs in the first half and already has the eye of several NFL scouts.
Virginia Tech is at East Carolina next weekend and has a relatively easy schedule after that. There isn’t much reason they shouldn’t be unbeaten headed into November, though scoring on the first play of the game will be a difficult streak for Wilson to maintain. Gotta love the bold attitude.