Hokies down two for Saturday's game

Virginia Tech sophomore tailback/return man David Wilson and redshirt junior defensive end Chris Drager will both miss Saturday's game at North Carolina, according to head athletic trainer Mike Goforth.

Wilson, who has experienced virus-like symptoms, has been diagnosed with Mononucleosis. Drager is suffering from lingering effects from a hit he took late in the Georgia Tech game. Goforth is expecting Drager back for Tech's game at Miami on Nov. 20, and said that Wilson is probable for the contest with the Hurricanes.

"Oh, man, Drager is one of those guys who's hard to replace," said rover Davon Morgan. "He has a motor. He's relentless. Without him, he's a big piece of the puzzle that's missing. We've got some young guys, J.R. Collins and James Gayle, who have to step in and fill the void."

Morgan could substitute as a kick returner this week, and he said he's comfortable with it, despite the fact that in 2008, he suffered a knee injury on a kickoff return at Nebraska and missed the last nine games of the season.

"Very comfortable," he said. "That was how I got injured against Nebraska my sophomore year. Due to the injury it kind of slowed me down, but now that I'm healthy and 100 percent, I'm ready to go."