Mills previously missed the Mercer game, also for violating team rules. Mills leads the Yellow Jackets with 578 rushing yards in seven games, an 82.6 yards-per-game average that ranks fourth among freshmen in FBS. With a powerful running style and a willingness to take on contact, he has been a principal element of the Tech offense, which is third in the ACC in yards per play.
Having Mills in the lineup would have been particularly helpful against the No. 14 Hokies, ranked No. 24 in the country in yards-per-rush defense. Virginia Tech typically has given Georgia Tech’s offense more problems than perhaps any other ACC opponent.