Ryan Williams' results in Saturday's spring game lived up to expectations.
The freshman running back had a 56-yard touchdown catch on his first touch in a Tech spring game and compiled 151 total yards to lead Maroon to a 13-7 win over White in the 2009 Virginia Tech spring game. The
White Maroon offense had only 187 total yards, 36 from players other than Williams.
Williams had two catches for 66 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 85 yards, including runs of 36 and 13 yards. His touchdown catch on Maroon's first play from scrimmage was the only points the Maroon offense scored Saturday. The deciding points came when Kam Chancellor forced a fumble by White running back Zac Evans which was returned for a 20-yard touchdown by Antoine Hopkins.
White had a chance to win on the final play of the game after driving to the Maroon 10 yard line with one second remainin. Tyrod Taylor tried to run for a tying touchdown, but was down by touch at the two.
Taylor completed 16 of 33 passes for 188 yards and a three-yard TD pass to Dyrell Roberts. Six of Taylor's last seven passes were incomplete on the game's final drive.
Roberts had four catches for 65 yards, including the touchdown and another 40 yard reception from Taylor.
On defense, Bill Roth said after the game he was impressed by the play of Maroon linebacker Jake Johnson, who had four tackles, including one for a loss. In addition to the touchdown, Hopkins had five tackles and two sacks.
2nd team All-ACC running back Darren Evans didn't play Saturday after injuring a finger earlier this week.
Who impressed you at the spring game? Obviously Williams lived up to his billing. Were there other players who surprised you? Were there some players you were disappointed in?