Virginia Tech, Florida State scrimmage reports in

August, 16, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

FLORIDA STATE

Seven sacks, an interception, and only one touchdown.

It sounds like it was a good day for the Seminoles' defense, but not if you're talking to defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews.

The biggest play of the afternoon -- and the lone offensive score -- was when Drew Weatherford connected with Greg Carr on a 61 yard touchdown. Carr led the receivers with 101 yards on two catches, Antone Smith was the leader among the backs with 47 rushing yards and FSU's three returning QB's all had over 80 yards passing.

The quarterbacks fumbled three times.

Here are the guys on defense who stood out:

  • Benjamin Lampkin -- 2 sacks.
  • Ochuko Jenije -- 1 pass breakup.
  • Vince Williams -- 1 fumble recovery, TFL, 4 tackles.

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Despite the numbers on defense, Andrews didn't sound pleased.

"We can't achieve our goals with a performance we had on defense today," Andrews said. "We talked about being disciplined and we weren't very disciplined. We talked about doing your job and we didn't do it. We had too many busts out there where a guy simply did not do his job. We weren't tough enough, we didn't cause many fumbles. I don't recall seeing a hard lick. The important thing is we didn't play hard enough. It felt like it didn't matter to us. I realize that was our first full scrimmage; we hadn't tackled at full speed a whole lot. Our finishing was horrendous at times. We were very good at times and we were horrendous at times. You can't be very effective on defense if you can't do those things. I don't know how many touchdowns the offense scored, but we didn't do a good job on the defensive end. We'll be better the next time we come out here."

VIRGINIA TECH

Tight end Greg Boone scored three touchdowns and stole the spotlight in the Hokies' 96-play scrimmage in Lane Stadium.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • During a goal-line sequence, tailback Kenny Lewis, Jr., scored from two yards out. Lewis finished with 19 yards on seven carries, while he and five other backs competed for playing time.
  • Freshman Ryan Williams led with 23 yards on seven carries, and Dustin Pickle added 22 yards on four carries. Jahre Cheeseman and Darren Evans rushed seven times each for 17 and 13 yards, respectively, and Josh Oglesby had 21 yard on eight carries.
  • The passing game was split evenly between Sean Glennon and Tyrod Taylor, as Glennon completed 11 of 16 attempts for 63 yards and Taylor went 10-of-14 for 101 yards.
  • Ike Whitaker led the receivers with four catches for 39 yards, and true freshman Dyrell Roberts caught three passes.

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"We can expect anything if we put our mind to it," Boone said. "Overall as an offense, we've just got to get the ball in the end zone more often. Carrying the ball brought back memories of me having the ball in my hands [in high school] and rushing like I wanted to. It felt great."

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