Holt's long run highlights second spring scrimmage
By Jimmy Robertson
April 2, 2005

Quarterback Cory Holt scored the lone touchdown of the day on a 70-yard run to highlight the offense and Techs defense finished with five sacks as the Virginia Tech football team participated in its second scrimmage of the spring on a cold, windy day at Lane Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

"Offensively, we looked good at times, and defensively, we looked good at times," Tech head coach Frank Beamer said. "Certainly there are things we've got to improve on, but the effort was good.

"The way we scrimmaged was tough. We were going from the 30 [yard line] to the 30 and then turning around. So it's hard to get a rhythm going with your offense and even with your defense. But we got 89 plays in and we'll study it and evaluate it and then go from there."

Holt, a redshirt freshman from Lexington, N.C., broke free and ran down the right sideline untouched for a score. His run came against Tech's first-team defense, and he finished with two carries for 71 yards.

He and the rest of Tech's quarterbacks played well. Marcus Vick led all quarterbacks, completing 8-of-10 for 97 yards. Holt completed 2-of-4 for 45 yards, with one interception. Sean Glennon finished completing 7-of-15 for 36 yards.

On the ground, redshirt freshman George Bell rushed for 52 yards on five carries and redshirt freshman Branden Ore added 35 yards on 10 carries. Mike Imoh chipped in 32 yards.

Justin Harper caught six passes for 66 yards to lead the receivers. Josh Morgan finished with three catches for 59 yards and Michael Malone added five catches for 27 yards.

Xavier Adibi led the Hokies' defensive attack with seven tackles and Brian McPherson had six. Chris Ellis added four tackles, including three for a loss, and two sacks, and Darryl Tapp finished with four tackles, including one for a loss, and a sack.

Safety D.J. Parker had an interception and redshirt freshman linebacker Andrew Bowman recovered an Ore fumble. Brandon Flowers had two tackles and broke up two passes.

The Hokies return to the practice field on Monday. Their next scrimmage will be next Saturday.

"We've got a little more installation to do, but it's time to hone in on who's going to be first and second on the depth chart and then start working on trying to get them better these last two weeks of practices," Beamer said.

The annual Maroon-White game is slated for April 16th at 2 p.m. at Lane Stadium.