Pitt QB Savage expected to play vs. Virginia Tech
By Jerry DiPaola
Published: Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 2:12 p.m.
Pitt quarterback Tom Savage is recovering and is not expected to miss the next game Oct. 12 at Virginia Tech after getting hit in the head and showing concussion symptoms Saturday.
Pitt officials said in a statement that Savage “has shown only mild symptoms and continues to make progress on a daily basis.”
Savage, a fifth-year senior, didn't finish the 14-3 victory against Virginia on Saturday after getting hit by Cavaliers linebacker Daquan Romero at the end of a 14-yard scramble on the last play of the third quarter.
No penalty was called, and Romero stayed in the game. The NCAA instituted a rule this season stating hits to the head are grounds for ejection.
Savage finished that series and played another — taking eight snaps and getting sacked twice — and was experiencing concussion symptoms in the huddle, wide receiver Devin Street said.
“He wasn't OK,” Street said of Savage's demeanor after the hit. “He wanted to say he was OK, but he was gagging. He wanted to throw up. I think he got his bell rung, for sure.”
Savage, who is third in the ACC in passing yards per game (263), was pulled with 3:30 left and replaced by redshirt freshman Chad Voytik.
Note: The ACC announced the Pitt-Virginia Tech game will be televised on ESPNU at noon.
Jerry DiPaola is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pitt’s Donald sweeps Outland, Bednarik awards, named All-American
- Pitt’s Donald wins Lombardi Award
- Pitt’s Dixon discusses local signees
- Pitt defensive lineman Donald brings home Bronko Nagurski Award