Hokies' JV downs Fork Union, 37-7
Gorham's 139 yards leads Tech
November 10, 2005

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Sophomore Billy Gorham (Francoa, Va.) gained 139 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown as the Virginia Tech junior varsity cruised to a 37-7 triumph over Fork Union Military Academy Thursday on a blustery day at Lane Stadium.

In a game marred by turnovers, Tech's rushing attack proved to be the difference, out-gaining the Blue Devils 242-(-7) on the ground. Both teams had trouble holding onto the ball as the Hokies and FUMA combined for 14 turnovers.

Justin Born (Centreville, Va.) scored two touchdowns in the opening quarter to give Tech a 13-7 lead. First, the sophomore recovered a fumbled snap in the end zone on a Blue Devil punt. Then, Born caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Grant Throckmorton (Wytheville, Va.). It was Throckmorton's only touchdown pass of the game.

Fork Union scored its only touchdown midway through the first quarter on a Jacoby Ford 16-yard reception from Jeremy Thomas. The Blue Devils' score tied the contest at 7-7.

The Hokies' defense and rushing attack took over from there.

Tech held FUMA to 127 net yards of total offense, and recovered five Blue Devil fumbles. Linebacker Chad Grimm (Fairfax, Va.) had a pair of fumble recoveries, while Jake Patton (Chantilly, Va.) led the team with seven total tackles and an interception.

The combination of Gorham, Dustin Pickle (Salem, Va.) and Devin Perez (Sparta, N.J.) gained over 200 yards on the ground and helped the Hokies eat up the clock in the second half. All three players scored rushing touchdowns in the final three quarters.

Michael Thomas led FUMA's rushing attack with 24 yards on four carries. Todd Nolen made a pair of receptions for 83 yards.

The Hokies' JV complete their brief season at 2-0, with victories over Hargrave Military Academy on Oct. 28 and Fork Union Military Academy today. FUMA finished its season at 6-5.