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Georgia Tech loses KirVonte Benson to season-ending knee injury

Georgia Tech’s running game has taken a rather sizable hit coming out of Week 2.

Paul Johnson confirmed Tuesday that starting B-back KirVonte Benson will miss the remainder of the 2018 season because of an unspecified knee injury. The redshirt junior suffered the injury in this past Saturday’s loss to USF.

Because of the injury, Benson could petition the NCAA for another year of eligibility. If granted, which seems highly likely, the running back would have two years of eligibility at his disposal if he chooses to use them.

Last season, Benson led all Yellow Jacket backs in rushing with 1,053 yards and in rushing touchdowns with six. This season, Benson had 116 yards and a pair of touchdowns in just 15 carries. He’s currently second on the team with an average of 7.7 yards per carry.