Football Spring Game ACCtion: Saturday, April 20

April 20, 2013

Red Defeats White in NC State's Kay Yow Spring Football Game

RALEIGH, N.C. - If NC State fans learned anything from Saturday's Kay Yow Spring Football Game, it's to pay attention. Turn your head, miss a play. Send a text message, miss an offensive series.

New head coach Dave Doeren likes a brisk pace on offense, which is putting it mildly. The Red and White teams combined for a breathtaking 131 snaps in just under 60 minutes Saturday, often snapping the ball within seconds of the referee spotting it for play. Doren's no-huddle offense moves faster than most teams run their two-minute drill.

Delay-of-game penalties should be few and far between during the Doeren era. Worn out defenses, on the other hand, should be plentiful. Opponents unprepared for the Wolfpack's breakneck style of offense will find themselves gassed by the fourth quarter.

For the record, the Red team defeated the White team 20-10, outscoring the White team 17-7 after halftime. Tony Creecy carried 20 times for 75 yards, and Rashard Smith hauled in eight passes for 84 yards to lead the Reds.

Hunt Leads Orange Past Blue in Syracuse Spring Game, 27-10

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse fans got their first look at the latest edition of the Orange football team and were entertained by a 27-10 victory posted by the Orange squad against the Blue team in the program's spring scrimmage.

For first-year coach Scott Shafer and his staff, it was a chance to evaluate the team in game-like situations following the completion of spring workouts.

Junior quarterback Terrel Hunt took all the snaps for the Orange squad and was impressive, completing 19 of 29 passes for 209 yards a two touchdown passes. Senior wide receiver Jerrod West had six catches for 82 yards and two scores.

Defensive Touchdowns Highlight Virginia Tech's Spring Game

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech's White team defense returned two interceptions for touchdowns to lead the White team to a 27-9 victory over the Orange squad in the annual spring game held at Lane Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The White team, comprised mostly of backups, was spotted 13 points in the scrimmage and made it stand, as the Hokies concluded spring football practice.

It was an up-and-down day for the Orange offense, which amassed 297 yards. Quarterback Logan Thomas started for the Orange squad and completed 16 of 29 for 214 yards, but he threw three interceptions, including two that were returned for touchdowns.

Defense Holds the Offense to only Three Points in Wake Forest's Spring Game

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Chad Hedlund's 39-yard field goal was the only scoring as Wake Forest's defense dominated play in Saturday's annual spring game at BB&T Field.

Head coach Jim Grobe led the Deacons through a 70 minute scrimmage in front of 4,200 fans at BB&T Field. The scrimmage included 68 plays with 32 on the round and 36 through the air.

Incumbent starting quarterback Tanner Price completed nine of 16 passes for 82 yards while Patrick Thompson connected on four of seven for 32 yards. Kevin Sousa, Pat Long and Tyler Cameron also saw action during the scrimmage.

The defense had four interceptions on the day with Hunter Williams, Ryan Janvion, Merrill Noel and A.J. Marshall each recording one pick.

Wake Forest's 32 rushing plays netted -5 yards on the afternoon. Deandre Martin led all ballcarriers with 10 yards on four carries while Sousa picked up eight yards on seven carries. The defense tallied five sacks for 37 yards in losses.

Boston College Cancels Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Football Game

BOSTON - In light of the tragic events that have transpired this week, especially in the past 24 hours, Boston College has canceled Saturday's Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Football Game and all related events as well as all home athletics events scheduled for Saturday.