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Good Morning Football: VT at Rutgers

By Kyle Beene | September 16
Grant Wells looks downfield from a clean pocket. (Scooter Waller)

Week 3: VT at Rutgers

Good morning Hokies! Virginia Tech is set to square off at Rutgers in SHI Stadium up in Piscataway, NJ. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm EST, and the game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. The Sons of Saturday are headed up for the game as well! Head over to the Silver Lot at 11am to hang out! Food and drinks will not be provided.

Game Outlook

Rutgers is a top 5 overall run defense. Last week, the Hokies rushed for 11 yards on 22 carries against Purdue. Yes, 11 yards. Without any semblance of a run game to defend, Purdue had free reign to put pressure on Grant Wells and the receivers, leading to a scoreless second half for VT. Tech needs to either figure out their rush or truly dominate the passing game to grab the W today.

Injuries are also prepared to play a big part in today’s matchup. Hokies WR1 Ali Jennings is out for the foreseeable future with an ankle injury. TE Nick Gallo is also out, after having season-ending surgery on his knee earlier in the month. A slew of other players have been listed as questionable heading into the game, with QB Grant Wells, WR Jaylin Lane, and S Nasir Peoples among them.


This evening should be great weather for football, with the day starting out in the high 70s before cooling down in the second half. No signs of rain, so the game should go by quicker than the 5.5-hour rain delay we saw with Purdue.

(The Weather Channel)

Things to Know

For everything else you need to know, check out the Hokiesports website here.

Around the ACC

Want to see how the rest of the conference looks? Check out these other games in the ACC this weekend.


Me Ronnie

Born into a family of Hokies, I can remember watching Frank Beamer and Tyrod Taylor on Saturdays with the family, so attending VT was always the dream. 


In 2020, I began my time at Virginia Tech in the Sports Media Analytics program and eventually joined the Sons in January of 2023 as the softball beat writer. Now, I’ve got football, basketball, and baseball coverage, plus you’ll see some of my photographs in articles throughout the website. 


Graduation is on the horizon, but I can’t wait to come back in the fall to begin my Master’s and continue working with the team!


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