Wrapping up Virginia Tech's spring game

April, 27, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

The Hokies finished the spring they way they started it -- with redshirt freshman running back Ryan Williams stealing the spotlight.

With teammates Darren Evans and Josh Oglesby sidelined with injuries, Williams led with 85 rushing yards on 10 carries, including a 56-yard screen pass for a touchdown from backup quarterback Ju-Ju Clayton. Williams also caught two passes for 66 yards.

He's got such an enthusiasm to play, and it shows every time he gets the ball. Williams told reporters he wants to be the "big X factor," the kind of player the Hokies can count on in the clutch, and he's shown this spring he's got the potential to do that.

There were standouts on both sides of the ball. One interesting stat came from Marcus Davis. Just days after it was announced he lost the No. 2 quarterback job to Clayton and was moved back to receiver, Davis caught three passes for 48 yards.

Defensively, Virginia Tech picked up where it left off last year -- scoring touchdowns. Antoine Hopkins' fumble return for a touchdown turned out to be the winning touchdown.

There were reports of about 40,000 people at the Maroon-White game -- Frank Beamer thought it was the biggest crowd ever. In case you missed it, though, the school has the complete recap and box score.

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