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Virginia Tech redshirt freshman QB Joshua Jackson threw three touchdowns in a 59-7 shellacking of North Carolina on Saturday.

This was ugly from the start. Jackson (6'1/211) didn't have much accuracy throwing the football, but he didn't need to. The Tar Heels are among the worst Power 5 teams in the country, and the Hokies took advantage of it. Jackson could have had many more scores if he wasn't pulled in the second half with the game out of hand. They'll take on Duke next week.
Oct 21 - 6:55 PM

Virgina Tech redshirt sophomore RB Deshawn McClease (illness) is listed as doubtful for the UNC game.

While McClease may be out, the Hokies are getting Steven Peoples back following a two-game sojourn due to an ankle injury. Virginia Tech platoons its backs, so it's possible that Peoples will just step into McClease's secondary role this week.
Oct 20 - 3:16 PM

Virginia Tech senior WR James Clark (hand) is not listed on the injury report for Saturday's game versus North Carolina.

Tentatively good news here, as this would seem to indicate that Clark is a-go for the Tar Heels. Clark has sat out the last three games with the injury. Virginia Tech was on bye last week.
Oct 20 - 3:00 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior WR C.J. Carroll (foot) is listed as doubtful on this week's depth chart for the UNC game.

Carroll (5'8/167) continues to deal with lingering foot injuries. Typically, he's able to play through the pain, but that may not be the case on Saturday.
Oct 20 - 2:11 PM

Virginia Tech junior RB Steven Peoples (ankle) is not listed on the team's injury report in advance of Saturday's game against North Carolina.

Peoples missed Virginia Tech's win over Boston College two weekends ago, but he's had the bye week to rest up and should be ready to roll versus the Tar Heels barring a late setback. The 5-foot-9, 218-pounder has rushed for 133 yards (3.7 YPC) and a pair of touchdowns this season. He'll work as backup to Travon McMillian on Saturday.
Oct 19 - 7:16 PM

Virginia Tech senior WR Cam Phillips (foot) is not listed on the injury report in advance of Saturday's game against North Carolina.

Phillips is nursing a minor foot injury, but had the bye week to rest up and should be good to go against the Tar Heels on Saturday. He's caught 42 passes for 605 yards and five touchdowns in six games this year.
Oct 19 - 7:01 PM

Virginia Tech senior WR Cam Phillips (foot) is day-to-day.

While Phillips is still nursing a foot injury sustained against Boston College two weekends ago, he had the bye week to rest up and there have been no indications that he is in danger of missing Saturday's game against North Carolina. The 6-foot, 199-pounder owns a sharp 42-605-5 receiving line in six games this season.
Oct 17 - 7:50 PM

Virginia Tech freshman WR Sean Savoy has returned to the team after spending the past week-plus with family following the shooting death of his brother.

Savoy left the team after his brother's passing on October 8. He's back practicing with the Hokies -- on bye this week -- now. Virginia Tech HC Justin Fuente said that he hopes that the football field will offer the 5-foot-9, 188-pound freshman a therapeutic outlet. Savoy has caught 27 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns this season. He is the team's second-leading receiver behind Cam Phillips.
Oct 17 - 6:20 PM

Virginia Tech senior WR James Clark is suffering from a hand/thumb injury.

Clark has sat out the last three games with the injury. Virginia Tech was on bye last week, giving him extra time to heal. The Hokies have indicated that RB Travon McMillian could get looks as a kick returner this weekend against UNC if Clark is out.
Oct 17 - 3:51 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt freshman WR Phil Patterson (undisclosed) practiced for the first time this season.

Patterson (6'2/180) hasn't been able to practice or play due to a surgery in September on an undisclosed area. A three-star recruit who had offers from Tennessee and Duke (among others), Patterson likely won't make a huge impact upon his return, but could be a factor in the 2018 campaign.
Oct 16 - 6:29 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that his sources say Virginia Tech junior OLB Tremaine Edmunds could run the 40-yard dash in the high 4.5s and have a vertical jump close to 40 inches at the NFL Combine.

The analyst is hearing that Edmunds (6'5/236) could get taken in Round 1 with good predraft workouts. "Just about everyone I’ve spoken with is of the opinion Edmunds is a multi-scheme, three-down defender with tremendous upside," Pauline wrote. Edmunds piled up 18.5 TFL last year.
Oct 14 - 11:15 AM

Virginia Tech senior WR Cam Phillips (foot) is day-to-day.

"Well, we’ll get Cam back out there as quickly as we can. You know, I think he’s progressing nicely, and we’ll kind of just take it day by day," said Hokies HC Justin Fuente on a Wednesday conference call. The 6-foot, 199-pounder was forced out of Saturday's win over Boston College with a right ankle injury. Virginia Tech is off on bye this weekend, giving Phillips a nice little recovery window before their game against North Carolina on October 21.
Oct 11 - 8:19 PM

Virginia Tech senior WR Cam Phillips sprained his right ankle against Boston College.

The school has a bye week, so the timing works out for Phillips to not miss any game action. Virginia Tech was forced to go very young at the position without Phillips, who caught just one pass before exiting. The Hokies face UNC next.
Source: 247 Sports
Oct 9 - 10:11 AM

Virginia Tech freshman WR Sean Savoy caught nine passes for 139 yards and a score in a 23-10 victory over Boston College on Saturday.

Savoy (5'9/188) has been a solid freshman contributor for the Hokies, but this was his breakout game. He opened the scoring for Virginia Tech with a 53-yard strike from quarterback Josh Jackson to give VT a 7-0 lead. Savoy will have a chance to build on this in two weeks against North Carolina.
Oct 7 - 10:33 PM

Virginia Tech junior RB Steven Peoples (ankle) didn't travel with the team, and won't play against Boston College on Saturday.

Peoples (5'9/218) was considered questionable, but it was always unlikely the tailback would be able to play. The Hokies will roll with Travon McMillan and Deshawn McClease should get the bulk of the carries against the Eagles.
Oct 7 - 5:30 PM


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