Virginia Tech cornerbacks Kyle Fuller, Antone Exum out against Maryland

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The Hokies' secondary will take a hit ahead of their clash against the Terrapins.

Virginia Tech looks to be in good shape for the ACC Coastal crown, but will need to win out and hope Duke loses one of their final three games to do so. The Hokies' upcoming contest at home against Maryland just got a bit tougher, as starting cornerbacks Antone Exum and Kyle Fuller will both miss the game with injuries, via Andy Bitter of the Virginian-Pilot.

Fuller and Exum are both seniors and part of a Virginia Tech secondary that has forced 17 interceptions, second-most in the ACC. Fuller has two picks, 24 tackles and ten passes broken up this season, while Exum has struggled to recover from injury and has just four tackles. Last season, Exum had five interceptions.

The injuries are unlikely to affect the outcome -- Virginia Tech has two amazing true freshman corners in Kendall Fuller (five interceptions) and Brandon Facyson (four interceptions), and Maryland will have just four wide receivers (and one converted quarterback) available for the game.

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