BLACKSBURG, VA. — When Virginia Tech running back Trey Edmunds heard the format and rosters for Saturday’s spring game, he presumed a comeback was expected. Cornerback Kyle Fuller figured it would be no problem. Defensive end James Gayle even thought it would be “cake.”
But with backups spotted a 13-point lead against the starting offense and defense, Virginia Tech’s annual orange and white game didn’t go as planned. The white team, composed almost entirely of reserves, defeated the orange team, 27-9, in front of a crowd of approximately 25,000 at Lane Stadium that grew increasingly anxious as the Hokies’ revamped offense sputtered.
The orange and white teams combined to average just four yards per play, gained only 23 rushing yards on 41 carries, went a combined 3 of 23 on third down, failed to convert on its lone chance in the red zone and mustered one offensive touchdown the entire afternoon.