Injury Update: Worilds Out, Ore Will Play, Wang on the Mend

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Injury Update

The Hokies are injury-free for the most part, but there are a few things to
mention. Backup defensive end Jason Worilds will not play against William &
Mary. He suffered a high ankle sprain against Ohio and has been in a walking
boot this week.

Worilds is a very talented r-freshman who was very impressive in scrimmages
in August. He played in two games as a true freshman last year, but shoulder
problems forced him to take a medical redshirt. Through three games this year,
he has four tackles and is second on the team with four quarterback hurries.

Branden Ore bruised his ribs against Ohio and missed the entire second
quarter. He returned in the second half and played through the pain. He will
play against William & Mary on Saturday, though he’ll wear extra padding to
protect his ribs.

R-sophomore offensive tackle Ed Wang returned to practice on Monday. He
suffered a broken ankle just three days into practice in August. Wang is
practicing in a green jersey, which means he is limited. He has begun some
running exercises and is expected to make a full return by the Duke game on
October 13.

Wang was expected to start at right tackle for Virginia Tech this year. With
his injury, Nick Marshman, the probable starter at left guard, was moved out to
right tackle. Richard Graham has been starting at left guard, with Matt Welsh
seeing a lot of action there as well.

If Wang can come back and reclaim the starting right tackle spot at some
point, offensive line coach Curt Newsome will have more lineup options. At the
very least, Wang will provide quality depth and see reps as a backup.

Tech vs. William & Mary on ACC Select

Saturday’s football game with William & Mary will be broadcast live by
ACC Select, an internet-only broadcast. The game will still be still begin at
1:30pm, and will not be broadcast anywhere on television.

If you’ve already got a subscription to ACC Select, which also broadcasts
other ACC sporting events, then you’ll have access to Saturday’s game. If you
don’t have a subscription, but wish to watch the game on Saturday, you can buy a
single-event pass for $4.99.

For more information, visit To go directly to the purchase
page for the VT-William & Mary football game, click

Vince Hall Earns ACC Honors

Virginia Tech mike linebacker Vince Hall was named the ACC Defensive Lineman
of the Week following his performance against Ohio last Saturday. He had 14
total tackles in Tech’s 28-7 win over the Bobcats.

Hall also posted three tackles for loss and two sacks for the defense that
did not allow Ohio to get a first down in the second half. For the season, Hall
has 35 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, a pass breakup and a
quarterback hurry. He is second in the ACC in total tackles, behind Durell Mapp
of UNC (39 tackles).

UNC Game Time Set for Noon

Virginia Tech’s September 29 game against UNC will be a noon kickoff and will
be televised by Lincoln Financial Sports/Raycom. The game will also serve as
Homecoming for the 2007 season, as well as the Maroon Effect game.

UNC is currently 1-2 on the season. After defeating James Madison in week
one, they have dropped heartbreakers to East Carolina and UVA in the past two
weeks, losing both games by a combined five points. They are playing better
under new head coach Butch Davis, though their record doesn’t show it. They will
play at South Florida this weekend.

Virginia Tech is 2-1, and should be 3-1 heading into the UNC game following a
date with William & Mary this Saturday.

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