Hokies' scrimmage report: Wilson, Williams lead the way


Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

And the game goes on.

Not long after announcing their star tailback Darren Evans is out for the season with a torn ACL, Virginia Tech ended practice with a mini-scrimmage that featured what the running game will look like this fall.

None of the projected starters and only a smattering of second-teamers played, as the staff wanted to take a close look at some of the younger players. That's why Josh Oglesby didn't play.

Ryan Williams and David Wilson led the way and figure to do more of that (along with Oglesby) with Evans out. Wilson, the true freshman who has stunned everyone in the program this summer with his athleticism, led all rushers with 46 yards on six carries, while Williams, a redshirt freshman, added 31 yards on five carries. Zac Evans, a walk-on, rushed seven times for 26 yards.

True freshman Logan Thomas took all the snaps at quarterback. He completed 5-of-15 for 153 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. The score came on a 49-yard pass to Brandon Dillard, who came back for the ball and got past freshman defensive back Jayron Hosley for the touchdown.

Thomas also threw a 41-yard completion to redshirt freshman tight end Randall Dunn and a 35-yard completion to freshman Nubian Peak. Thomas was sacked three times, once each by Kwamaine Battle, James Gayle and Isaiah Hamlette.

The Hokies are slated to scrimmage again on Saturday at Lane Stadium. That scrimmage is open to the public.