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2013 Sun Bowl: Virginia Tech Hokies could be without both CBs against UCLA

Dec 28, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Antone Exum (1) returns an interception thrown by Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Gary Nova (not pictured) during the fourth quarter of the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl at the Citrus Bowl. Virginia Tech defeated Rutgers 13-10 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies are going to face one of the more dynamic offenses they’ve faced all season when they take on the UCLA Bruins in the Sun Bowl on New Year’s Eve. Just dealing with Bruins QB Brett Hundley alone is a chore.

On Saturday, we found out that that chore will be just a little harder to deal with as there’s a real possibility that they’ll be without both starting cornerbacks for the showdown.

First, the team announced on their official twitter account today that All-ACC CB Antone Exum, who’s battled injuries for the better part of the last calendar year, didn’t practice today, and he will be out on Tuesday, ending his career in Blacksburg:


To make matters worse, head coach Frank Beamer then alluded to the possibility that the starter on the other side, Kyle Fuller, may also be absent on Tuesday as he deals with a core muscle injury:

Two big blows for a defense that, again, will need all hands on deck if they want to pull off the postseason upset on Tuesday in El Paso.

Topics: Sun Bowl, Virginia Tech Hokies

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