NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Virginia Tech has sent kicker Tyler Weiss home for a curfew violation in New Orleans, where the Hokies are preparing to meet Michigan in the Sugar Bowl.

Virginia Tech spokesman Bryan Johnston says Weiss was booked on a bus to Roanoke, Va., after he failed to be present for a 1 a.m. bed check early Thursday.

Weiss was elevated from a backup role when kicker Cody Journell was arrested last week for his alleged involvement in a home invasion. Weiss missed his only field goal try this season from 29 yards.

Tech now has one kicker with experience, kickoff specialist Justin Myer, who missed both of his field goal tries – from 57 and 53 yards – this season.

The Hokies play Michigan in the Superdome on Tuesday night.

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