Late in the first half of their loss to Purdue last Saturday night at Lane Stadium, Virginia Tech quarterback Grant Wells took a hit but got up and stayed in the game. In the second half, the senior QB was clearly feeling the effect of the hit and played with a noticeable limp.
On the Hokies’ final possession, coach Brent Pry made a switch and went to sophomore transfer Kyron Drones for the final drive. He completed a pass to Dae’Quan Wright and after a pass interference penalty on the Boilermakers, the ball was closing in on midfield. Drones then took off from the pocket and picked up another first down after 13 yards. Four incompletions later, Tech turned the ball over on downs. That one drive has led to the question, ‘Who starts Saturday at Rutgers?’ Well, Tech’s injury update on Tuesday should answer that question.
Virginia Tech QB Grant Wells is listed as questionable with an ankle injury
Wells was listed as questionable for Saturday’s game at Rutgers, but after seeing how he fared in the second half against Purdue, the decision should be easy as to who starts against the Scarlet Knights. It needs to be Drones.
Drones brings a different dynamic to the offense that can cause problems for opponents. He can throw the ball and he can tuck the ball and run it. You saw that in the opening game against Old Dominion and against Purdue last weekend. The Hokies running game has been, well, not good and he could help to improve that. Pry spoke about playing Drones after the loss to Purdue.
“We want to play Kyron, but there are times where Grant gives us the best chance. … I’m excited about what Kyron did tonight. We need to really commit to people defend Drones as much as they need to defend Grant.”
He should be excited and with Wells being hampered by a sprained ankle, the decision as to who starts under center Saturday should be an easy one.