Scrimmage Report: Brewer Plays Well Again

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Michael Brewer
Michael Brewer

Virginia Tech held another open scrimmage in Lane Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  The big takeaways are that Michael Brewer continued to play well, and the defense showed improvement.

The Quarterback “Battle”

Coming into the spring, there were two ways for Brenden Motley to move ahead of Michael Brewer in the depth chart.

1: If Brewer plays poorly.
2: If Motley plays lights out football and improves in the passing game.

With three practices (including the Spring Game) remaining, neither of those two things have happened.  Motley, a rising r-junior, has done a good, solid job I think.  However, he hasn’t been lights out, and he still appears to be behind Brewer in the passing game.  Things just seem to run more smoothly with Brewer under center.

Michael Brewer certainly hasn’t played poorly.  In fact, he’s been the opposite of poor.  He went 10-of-20 for 132 yards on Saturday afternoon.  Those incompletions include what appeared to be a touchdown pass to Ryan Malleck that was ruled incomplete by the officials, as well as a perfectly placed deep ball to Demitri Knowles that wasn’t caught.

Let’s look at Brewer’s scrimmage stats…

#1: 10-of-15 for 256 yards, 5 touchdowns
#2: 10-of-20 for 132 yards, 3 touchdowns
Total: 20-of-35 for 388 yards, 8 touchdowns, 0 interceptions

In case you were wondering, that’s