William & Mary at Virginia Tech Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 8/27/2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Lane Stadium in Blacksburg
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On Saturday, the William & Mary Tribe will face their toughest test of the season when they go up against the Virginia Tech Hokies. These two teams haven't played each other since 2007.
William & Mary finished right in the middle of the Colonial Athletic Association standings last year after going 4-4 in the conference and 7-5 overall. Most of their losses were close, including a seven-point loss to West Virginia, who came into that game as heavy favorites.
Defensive end Mike Reilly, who comes into the year as the CAA’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, will lead the Tribe's defense in 2014. Reilly lead William & Mary with 11.5 sacks in 2013 while also adding four forced fumbles.
Virginia Tech had an up-and-down year last season and ended up 5-3 in the ACC with an 8-5 overall record. They had one of the best defenses in the country after only giving up 19.3 points per game, but their rushing attack was 111th in the nation after only gaining 120 yards per game.
The Hokies will be bringing back seven members of their 2013 offense and five defensive players this year. Texas Tech transfer Michael Brewer will take over the quarterback position for the Hokies, while running back Trey Edmunds will retain his starting role after rushing for 675 yards and 10 touchdowns a year ago.
Injuries to Watch
William & Mary Tribe
No injuries to report at this time.
Virginia Tech Hokies
08/24/14 DT Ricky Walker Knee questionable Saturday vs. William & Mary
08/15/14 OL Mark Shuman Knee out for season
08/09/14 QB Brenden Motley Back questionable Saturday vs. William & Mary
08/04/14 LB Devin Vandyke Leg out indefinitely
08/04/14 WR Kendrick Holland Shoulder out for season
08/04/14 RB Marshawn Williams Hernia questionable Saturday vs. William & Mary
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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