Monday, April 21, 2014
ACC spring games recap
By Andrea Adelson
Georgia Tech and Syracuse finished spring practice this past weekend. Let's see how their respective spring games went:
Georgia Tech: Despite heavy rain, the Jackets went ahead with their spring game Friday night. But they did so without quarterback Justin Thomas, who sat as a precaution because of a sore shoulder. Without him, junior quarterback Tim Byerly took the headlines, rushing for 101 yards and a touchdown and passing for 69 yards to lead the White team past the Gold team 20-12. B-back Zach Laskey rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown for the White, which featured the first-team offense. Isaiah Johnson and Demond Smith scored defensive touchdowns on fumble returns for the Gold team, which featured the first-team defense. Redshirt freshman quarterback Ty Griffin, who started for the Gold team, rushed 15 times for 75 yards and completed one pass.
Syracuse: One day after coach Scott Shafer named him MVP of the 2013 season, quarterback Terrel Hunt took all the snaps with the first-team offense in the first half of the spring game and made it clear he is the unquestioned starter going into the fall. Hunt went 12-of-15 for 95 yards, though he did not lead a scoring drive. He and three other quarterbacks threw for 413 yards as the offense beat the defense 34-27. Ashton Broyld, looking for a role on the offense, led all receivers with eight catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Jeremiah Kobena also added two touchdown catches. Safety Chauncey Scissum and linebacker Josh Kirkland led the defensive effort with seven tackles each. Kirkland had two tackles for loss and one sack. Ritchy Desir, Cameron Lynch and Ron Thompson each made six tackles.