DURHAM - The Duke football team hosts No. 6 Virginia Tech in its first ACC contest of the season at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday.
The Blue Devils (2-2) expect a tough afternoon game against the Hokies, a team picked by the media to capture the ACC championship and one that looked very capable of doing so in their lopsided victory over Miami.
Injuries have plagued the Devils early this season and coach David Cutcliffe announced on Tuesday that freshman running back Desmond Scott "tweaked" a hamstring in practice.
He said he did not have any other details about the injuries or if it will keep the Durham Hillside High graduate from practicing on Wednesday.
"We'll see how that plays out," Cutcliffe said. "I think he will be all right."
Duke senior running back Re'quan Boyette, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, missed the last game against N.C. Central with what the team announced as a leg injury. His backup Jay Hollingsworth has had an ankle injury slow him down.
Scott was called up partly because Cutcliffe said he was ready but also to help fill the void a running back.
Boyette and Hollingsworth both practiced near full speed and were in pads on Tuesday, although Boyette faced no contact.