Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer (12) throws the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Steve Helber
September 07, 2015

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer was knocked out of Monday night's game against No. 1 Ohio State in the third quarter with an injured left shoulder.

Ohio State's Adolphus Washington slammed into Brewer, who had already thrown two touchdown passes, straight-on right after the quarterback released a pass, and the 290-pound defensive lineman landed on him.

Brewer stayed down for a bit before walking off and going straight to the locker room, holding his non-throwing arm. He was ruled out for the rest of the night shortly thereafter.

Brenden Motley, a junior who is more of a running threat, took over for him. Motley was 1 for 3 passing in four games last year and ran for 72 yards on 14 carries.

The Hokies, who led 17-14 at halftime, fell behind 21-17 on the Buckeyes' opening drive of the second half.

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