Injuries Pile Up For Virginia Tech At Rutgers, Da’Quan Felton Breaks Out And More

Virginia Tech wide receiver Da’Quan Felton had a solid day at Rutgers, though it could’ve been better. (Ivan Morozov)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Less than 30 seconds before halftime, Virginia Tech safety Jalen Stroman brought down Rutgers quarterback Gavin Wimsatt on third-and-6 and was slow to get up.

Though he walked off under his own power, Stroman did not return to the game for the Hokies (1-2), who have been riddled with injuries through the first three games of the season.

Eight players who have been listed as a starter at one point this season have been injured. In a 35-16 loss against the Scarlet Knights (3-0), six players listed as a starter in Tech’s weekly depth chart did not play due to injury or suffered one during the game.

“We’ve got a little bit of an injury bug right now, but a lot of teams have that,” coach Brent Pry said. “We’ve got to overcome, guys have to step up. We can be certainly better than we were today.”