Tech-Duke at Noon
Virginia Tech’s October 13 game at Duke will be televised by Raycom/Lincoln
Financial, and will kickoff at noon, according the TheACC.com.
Duke is just 1-4 on the season. Their lone victory came on the road against
Northwestern. They dropped a heartbreaker to Navy, losing 46-43 on a last second
field goal, and played Miami close, losing 24-14 this past weekend.
The Blue Devils have one of the top passing attacks in the ACC. Sophomore
quarterback Thad Lewis is third in the conference, averaging 242.8 yards per
game. He is completing 60% of his passes, with 11 touchdowns and 5
TSL’s football schedules have been updated with the new Duke time
information. Lincoln Financial Sports will post TV clearances (station listings)
for the game next week.
Hokies in Top 15 in Both Polls
Virginia Tech is one of three ACC teams ranked in all three major polls. Tech
is 15th in the A.P. Poll and the Harris Poll, and 14th in the USA Today Coaches
in the Top 25
BC knocked off UMass 24-14, Virginia Tech defeated UNC 17-10, and Clemson lost
to Georgia Tech 13-3 on Saturday.
Other ACC teams receiving votes in any or all of the polls are Florida State,
Miami, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Wake Forest and Maryland.
Injured offensive tackle Ed Wang could finally get some real practice work
this week. Wang will begin the week wearing a blue jersey, which means he will
do limited work. If he does well enough the first two days of the week, then
he’ll be allowed to go full speed after Tuesday’s practice.
Wang was originally slated to be Virginia Tech’s starting right tackle this
season, and his return is highly anticipated by many Tech fans.
Tyrod Taylor injured his groin against UNC, but he is expected to be fine for
practice this week.
Kickoff specialist Jared Develli made a tackle on a kickoff on Saturday, and
in the process may have torn his tricep. Develli has an MRI scheduled, but he
should be able to play through the injury, even though it could be very painful.