Hokies Look Sharp in First Spring Scrimmage
QBs combine for 14 of 17 passing
March 29, 2003

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech held its first scrimmage of the spring Saturday afternoon and the Hokies' coaching staff left with an overall favorable impression of the proceedings.

"I thought it was an excellent scrimmage," Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said. "This is the most skilled and polished we've looked at this point of the spring. "

The Hokies' two quarterbacks, junior Bryan Randall (Williamsburg, Va.) and redshirt freshman Marcus Vick (Newport News, Va.), combined for 14 of 17 passing for 162 yards in the 40-play scrimmage. Randall was eight of 11 for 67 yards, while Vick completed six of seven passes for 95 yards.

The lone score of the scrimmage was on a 49-yard touchdown pass from Vick to redshirt senior receiver Chris Shreve (Mouth of Wilson, Va.).

"We threw the ball accurately today and did a good job of catching the ball," Beamer said. "Even though we have just held five practices, we've been able to install a lot."

Tech rushed the ball 16 times for 47 yards. Sophomore running back Mike Imoh (Fairfax, Va.) led the Hokies with 17 yards on four carries. Junior cornerback/receiver DeAngelo Hall (Chesapeake, Va.), making his first appearance on offense, caught one pass for 10 yards and carried the ball once for 10 yards.

There were no turnovers in the scrimmage. Redshirt senior cornerback Garnell Wilds (Tampa, Fla.) led the Hokie defense with four tackles. Redshirt sophomore rover D.J. Walton (Woodbridge, Va.) and redshirt junior defensive tackle Isaac Montgomery (Princeton, W.Va.) recorded three tackles each.

"This was a very sharp scrimmage, execution-wise," Beamer said. "I think we're off to a good start this spring."

The Hokies will hold their next scrimmage Wednesday afternoon. The team will hold its annual Maroon-White scrimmage on April 19, at 2 p.m. in Lane Stadium/Worsham Field.