DURHAM — Duke junior QB Thaddeus Lewis is still day-to-day after injuring his ankle in Duke's loss at Clemson on Saturday. Junior backup QB Zack Asack, took his place during Duke's weekly press conference and said he hadn't been told who would start at Virginia Tech later this week.
Lewis has started 33 straight games. The only other time he missed time due to injury was when he got knocked out of the Virginia Tech game at Lane Stadium two years ago. Marcus Jones, now the starting strongside linebacker, replaced him then.
Asack started six games as a freshmen in 2005 and basically lost his starting job when he was suspended from the team in 2006. In 25 career games, Asack has thrown for 1,148 yards with seven touchdowns and 10 picks while completing 121 of 241 passes.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe also announced that senior RB Clifford Harris broke his arm during the Clemson game and was out for the week. Cutcliffe would not rule out Harris returning for the finale against North Carolina.
Harris had been the one running back who knew how to find the end zone. He had scored six of Duke's touchdowns this season, three each on the ground and in the air. He finished with seven in his career.