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Pitt to have QB Savage back for Hokies game

October 7th, 2013 5:50 pm by Associated Press

Pitt to have QB Savage back for Hokies game

Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage looks to throw against Virginia on Sept. 28 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo)

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage, who has been suffering from concussion-like symptoms, will be available when the Panthers meet Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Savage was injured against Virginia on Sept. 28, and left that game. The Panthers were off last week after the 14-3 win over the Cavaliers.

“Tom has been cleared,” said Pitt coach Paul Chryst, who followed by listing the remainder of his team’s injuries. “I think we’re going to get (starting middle linebacker) Shane (Gordon) back. He’s going to try to go, and we’ll see where he’s at. (Defensive end Bryan) Murphy missed the last couple games, (but) we think he’s going to go.”

Pitt (3-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) has pleasant memories against the No. 24 Hokies (5-1, 2-0). Virginia Tech was ranked No. 12 when the Panthers posted a 35-17 win at Heinz Field last season.

This will be the former Big East teams’ first meeting as members of the ACC. 

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