Running back David Wilson ran for 94 yards on nine carries and a touchdown in Virginia Tech's final scrimmage before the start of 2011 football season. Highlights are available at HokieSports' video page.
Wilson's touchdown came on a 40-yard run off tackle against the second-team defense. He went untouched thanks to solid blocking from guard Greg Nosal and center Andrew Miller. His other long run came on his first carry of the scrimmage when he cut through the middle of the field for 22 hard-earned yards.
With Wilson's speed you'd probably think of him as a finesse back. But from the highlights we've seen of the two scrimmages, that's far from the case. Wilson hasn't shied away from contact and has lowered his head and churned his legs to earn extra yards a few times this fall. Most of his stats have come against the second-team defense, but with the way he's running I can't wait to see him in games.
After the jump, we'll hear from people who were actually at the scrimmage through the magic of Twitter.
Wilson with a great run. Low, moving his feet. He's gonna make this offense go
Kyle Fuller returns a Oglesby goalline fumble 95 yards for the score. Oglesby never really had the ball.
As Joe mentioned, the fumble was a result of a great play by sophomore defensive end James Gayle.
Wilson with aa 40 yard TD run around the left side against second team defense. He's pretty good.
Wilson's TD and Chris Drager's WIDE open TD reception from the Logan Thomas are just the latest plays from Tech's scrimmages that might mean our second-team D is really, really bad.
#Hokies Cody Journell misses 45-yd. FG wide right. Not a great day for him thus far. Chance for Justin Myer to make a late push?
Journell also had his first field goal attempt blocked. He did make two attempts, including a 40-yarder, but he's leaving the door open for the stronger-legged Myer. Could the Hokies wide up using both this year? The consistent Journell on short-range field goals and Myer from farther out? Could make a lot of sense.
Thomas looking better now. Followed a TD to Drager with a laser to DJ Coles on the left hash
Josh had tweeted earlier Thomas was looking uncomfortable in the pocket. He finished the scrimmage 7-for-15 for 73 yards, a touchdown and an interception. More on that interception in a second.
Danny Coale, not punting, but almost returned a punt for a TD. Broke down the right sideline and hurdled a defender in the process.
Too many penalties in the scrimmage today. Hokies gotta get that fixed.
Thomas deep ball for Coale picked by Whitley in good on good. T. Gray runs down field screaming to celebrate.
There's no video, but Thomas reportedly didn't see Whitley and underthrew Coale. Thomas has been hit-and-miss during the scrimmages and has thrown his share of interceptions. If the Hokies can ride Wilson on offense, Thomas won't be asked to win any games, but merely not to lose them. That means a low number of interceptions this year. As a freshman, Tyrod Taylor only threw five touchdowns, but limited his interceptions to three.