Virginia Tech sophomore quarterback Hendon Hooker has provided the Hokie offense with a spark this season, but he went down in the 43-41 win over North Carolina on Oct. 19.

Hooker left the game late in the first half, and Virginia Tech played both Quincy Patterson and Ryan Willis at quarterback the remainder of the game.

According to head coach Justin Fuente, the 6-4, 228-pound signal caller will return to the lineup against Notre Dame.

Hooker took over as the starting quarterback when the Hokies traveled to Miami, and his four-touchdown perform helped fuel that road win.

Virginia Tech has gone 3-0 in Hooker's three starts, and the athletic sophomore has combined for 732 yards of offense and eight touchdowns in just two and a half games.

The Hokies have averaged 39.7 points per game in his three starts.

Notre Dame has struggled against mobile quarterbacks all season, so Hooker being in the lineup will present a significant challenge.