Offense Performs Well in Scrimmage
Offense outlasts defense, 38-33
April 15, 2000

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech offense showed marked improvement as it outlasted the defense, 38-33, in Saturday's spring football scrimmage at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field. The Tech defense received three points each time it stopped the offense.

A 39-yard touchdown run by sophomore Lee Suggs (Roanoke, Va.) opened the scoring early for the Hokies' offense. Suggs finished the day with 69 yards on six carries.

The Tech offense also got scores on a 3-yard run by fullback Jarrett Ferguson (Goodview, Va.), a 1-yard run by tailback Keith Burnell (Chesapeake, Va.), a 4-yard run by quarterback Grant Noel (Ridgeley, W.Va.) and a 4-yard run by fullback Wayne Briggs (Windsor, Va.). Quarterback Michael Vick (Newport News, Va.) completed 4-of-11 passes for 19 yards, while flanker André Davis (Niskayuna, N.Y.) led all receivers with 13 yards on two catches.

"I was pleased with the overall improvement of our offense today," said head coach Frank Beamer. "Individually, a lot of people improved and displayed great effort in their execution."

On special teams, freshman Carter Warley (Richmond, Va.) drilled a 40-yard field goal, and sophomore Jon Mollerup (Waynesboro, Va.) scored a field goal from 52 yards out to round out the Hokies' offensive scoring.

Defensively, free safety Willie Pile (Alexandria, Va.) had a strong showing, finishing the day with seven tackles, including two for a loss. Linebacker Jake Houseright (Gate City, Va.) finished with five tackles, while defensive end Ron Cook (Montclair, N.J.) led the team in sacks with two.

Tech concludes spring workouts with its annual spring game on April 29 at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field.