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Spring Game Takeaways

Saturday was a lackluster day all around with the weather pulling the mood down in Blacksburg, but overall the Hokies had a solid performance.

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The Hokies first team units looked solid on Saturday afternoon in Lane Stadium for the 2015 Spring Game. Overall, it is hard to judge any side from top-to-bottom with both sides using a very limited playbook. I would guess that the coaches wanted to see how the teams executed the simple stuff instead of testing them with more complex play calls. Also, this is the only chance that the defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes would get to see the Hokies in action prior to their Labor Day night matchup in Blacksburg.

Scoring Summary
First Quarter P MH
TD 06:41 Greg Stroman 88 yd Punt Return (Joey Slye Kick) 7 0
FG 02:15 Michael Santamaria 48 yd Field GoalDrive: 12 plays, 48 yds, 4:19 7 3
TD 00:34 Travon McMillian 4 yd Rush (Carson Wise Kick)Drive: 2 plays, 17 yds, 0:10 7 10
Second Quarter P MH
TD 04:27 Isaiah Ford 18 yd Pass From Michael Brewer (Joey Slye Kick)Drive: 2 plays, 28 yds, 0:18 7 17
TD 01:47 Trey Edmunds 3 yd Rush (Michael Santamaria Kick)Drive: 2 plays, 12 yds, 1:02 7 24
Third Quarter P MH
TD 04:34 Donovan Riley 36 yd Fumble Return (Joey Slye Kick) 14 24
Fourth Quarter P MH
TD 08:00 J.C. Coleman 2 yd Rush (Michael Santamaria Kick)Drive: 5 plays, 37 yds, 2:30 21 24

Offensively, the Hokies ran the ball well despite the number of tailbacks that saw action. Trey Edmunds and JC Coleman, who will probably split carries all season, had good performances with a combined total of 46 yards on 8 carries on the afternoon. Michael Brewer looked solid as he completed 50% of his passes while also throwing a TD pass to Isaiah Ford who will look to add to his impressive Freshman campaign.

Defensively, Bud Foster's unit looked good and played as fast as advertised despite having many key guys out recovering from injury. Although those first team guys who are injured could have benefitted from the reps, Saturday was an opportunity to get some inexperienced players on the field in a simulated game situation. The first team unit combined for 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss and 1 fumble recovery returned for a touchdown against the first team offense.

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GobblerCountry will have further Spring Game analysis and Weekend breakdown in the next couple of days.

Go Hokies!