Tech Wraps Up "Good Day's Work" in Second Scrimmage
Vick connects on 70-yard scoring pass to Clowney
August 19, 2003

BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech football team held the second of three live preseason scrimmages Tuesday afternoon at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field. Marcus Vick and Kevin Jones highlighted the day on offense while the defense held tough on several short-field situations as the team conducted a scrimmage of approximately 68 plays.

"I thought this was a good scrimmage today," said head coach Frank Beamer. "I thought we made improvements from the last [scrimmage]. We had some good plays offensively and some good plays defensively. I thought it was a pretty good day's work. I thought both quarterbacks played well. I thought Marcus, on the touchdown pass to [David] Clowney, was a heck of a throw. Both of them are doing very well."

The first scoring play of the day came when Vick hit freshman David Clowney on a slant pattern down the right hash mark for a 70-yard touchdown play. Jones later scored on a 6-yard run up the middle. In short-yardage situations, Cedric Humes scored on a 6-yard run around the right side.

Jones led the way on the ground, carrying the ball eight times for 71 yards, including a long of 21 yards. Mike Imoh rushed 10 times for 27 yards while Humes rushed five times for 23 yards.

In the air, Vick went 6 for 11 for 107 yards and a score while Bryan Randall went 5 for 10 for 76 yards. Both spent time with the first and second strings. Receiving, Clowney led the way with one catch for 70 yards. DeAngelo Hall hauled in two passes for 36 yards, including an acrobatic 30-yard reception over a defender. Justin Hamilton caught two passes for 24 yards while Chris Clifton caught two passes for 17 yards.

Defensively, Brian McPherson recorded four solo stops and an assisted tackle. Both Darryl Tapp and Cols Colas recorded two sacks while Tim Sandidge, Mikal Baaqee, Jordan Trott and Cary Wade each had a sack. Sandidge finished with four total tackles. The defense recovered three fumbles - all on goal-line situations - when the center/quarterback snap exchange was fumbled.

Carter Warley was 1 for 2 on field goals. He missed from 25-yards out and made his attempt from 37 yards. He made his lone PAT. Brandon Pace hit both of his field goals - from 37 and 34 yards - and made his PAT. Vinnie Burns punted four times for an average of 45.5 yards, with a long of 54 yards.

The final scrimmage will be Saturday afternoon. All practices and scrimmages are closed to the public.