Virginia Tech tailback Mike Imoh will not play this Saturday against the Marshall Thundering Herd. Imoh, who suffered
an ankle sprain earlier this season against Duke, has not been 100% since sustaining the injury. The medical staff plans
to rest him this weekend so he will be ready to go for the October 20th game at Maryland.
Cedric Humes will serve as the starting tailback. Humes and Imoh have been rotating starts thus far this season.
Replacing Imoh in the backfield will be r-freshmen George Bell and Branden Ore. Neither back has had an opportunity to
play meaningful snaps this season.
Ore has enjoyed the most success in limited playing time this year. He has carried the ball 23 times for 106 yards
and a touchdown. George Bell has 14 carries for 38 yards and a touchdown.
Vick Apologizes for Actions During WVU Game
Marcus Vick issued an apology on Sunday for
his actions during the West Virginia game on Saturday afternoon. Vick was captured by the ESPN television crew while
giving an obscene gesture to the crowd after being run out of bounds. Virginia Tech has announced that Vick will have no
further comment about the situation.
Hokies Still Ranked #3, but Closing the Gap
Following their 34-17 victory over West Virginia in Morgantown, Virginia Tech remained ranked #3 in the Coaches’
Poll, AP Poll and Harris Poll. However, the Hokies did gain some ground on #2 Texas.
VT received 1,494 points in the AP Poll, just 70 points behind the Longhorns. Tech was 112 points behind Texas last
week. In the Coaches’ Poll, the Hokies are just 58 points behind Texas. They also have one first place vote in the
Coaches’ Poll. VT received 2,576 points in the Harris Poll, where they are currently 109 points behind Texas.
The Coaches’ Poll and Harris Poll will be used in the BCS formula that will decide who plays for the National
Championship. The AP Poll is no longer included in the BCS.
Vick 2nd Nationally in Pass Efficiency
Marcus Vick continued his outstanding season by completing 15 of 17 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns against
West Virginia. His effort was good enough to move him up to second in the nation in passing efficiency. Vick now has a
rating of 179.8 through five games this season. He trails only Drew Stanton of Michigan State, who has a 190.1 rating.
Vick has almost a six point lead on two quarterbacks who are tied for third place, Paul Pinegar of Fresno State and
Cody Hodges of Texas Tech. Those two players have a rating of 173.8.
During the 1999 season, Michael Vick led the nation in passing efficiency with a rating of 180.4. That rating is also
an NCAA record for passing efficiency by a freshman.
Marshall Game Time Set for Noon, Television Not Yet Settled
The time for this weekend’s Marshall game was set at noon a week ago, but a TV decision has not yet been made. The
game will be on no less than ESPN 360, an internet-only broadcast, but there is a chance of the game being aired on ESPN
Due to the Major League Baseball playoff schedule, a decision may not be made until Friday.
To find out more about ESPN360 — which is free but available only if your ISP partners with them — visit