Virginia Tech will open with a new starting quarterback under center against No. 22 Duke. Justin Fuente announced Josh Jackson is sidelined for an unspecified amount of time due to a fractured left fibula.
Hokies' backup Ryan Willis will start against Duke. Willis completed 9 of 18 passes (50%) for 131 yards and 1 touchdown after Jackson was injured against Old Dominion. He also added 30 yards on 4 rushes.