Maryland: DB Jeff Allen (DeMatha).

Backup safety has played in every game this season

Virginia Tech: P Brent Bowden (Westfield), LB Kenny Jefferson (DeMatha), OL Tony North (North Stafford), RB Matt Reidy (Damascus), DT Cordarrow Thompson (North Stafford), QB Ike Whitaker (Northwest).

Most players are redshirting this season.


Maryland: LB Trey Covington (E. Roosevelt), RB Morgan Green (Lackey), LB Eric Lenz (Urbana), OL Edwin Williams (DeMatha).

Covington and Williams have been successes; Green and Lenz are not enrolled at Maryland.

Va. Tech: K Jared Develli (Park View), QB Sean Glennon (Westfield), WR Eddie Royal (Westfield)

Royal has started 17 of 18 games .

Virginia: LB Olu Hall (Robinson), OL Zak Stair (Osbourn Park)

Hall is a backup linebacker who has seen moderate playing time.


Maryland: DL Conrad Bolston (St. John's), TE Vernon Davis (Dunbar), LB Wesley Jefferson (Gwynn Park), DB Josh Wilson (DeMatha).

All four players are currently starting, and Davis is having a breakthrough season.

Va. Tech: DB Roland Minor (H.D. Woodson)

Backup cornerback has two interceptions.

Virginia: WR Deyon Williams (Suitland)

Junior leads teams with 29 catches for 368 yards and three touchdowns


Maryland: DB Chris Choice (E. Roosevelt), LB Reggie Holmes (Bowie), LB Shawne Merriman (Douglass), TE Brad Schell (Paint Branch).

Merriman, by far the standout of the class, was a first-round NFL draft pick last April.

Virginia Tech: RB Mike Imoh (Robinson), OL Brandon Gore (Liberty).

Imoh is in his second season as a starter.

Virginia: LB Ahmad Brooks (Hylton), DL Keenan Carter (Potomac, Va.), DB Stefan Orange (Culpeper)

Brooks is very highly regarded but has been bothered by injury.


Maryland: OL Raheem Lewis (Suitland), LB Robert Petty (E. Roosevelt), DB Marcus Wimbush (Dunbar).

Wimbush is the only player to have played.

Virginia Tech: DB Blake Warren (Centreville), DB D.J. Walton (Hylton)

Warren is the only player to have started .

Virginia: DL Brennan Schmidt (DeMatha)

Fourth-year starter has 30 tackles.