Black Upends White 29-20

Tech's defense provided a little offense of its own as both the Black and White teams posted defensive scores in Saturday's <b>2002 Spring</b> scrimmage, which the <b>Black</b> team won <b>29-20</b>.<p> <br>

Linebacker Lawrence Flugence, a preseason Nagurski Trophy candidate and Black team player, scored the first touchdown of the game on a 30-yard interception return in the second quarter. Flugence, who battled illness all day, only played in the first half.


Following a 98-yard kickoff return by Black team player Ivory McCann to start the third quarter, defensive end Aaron Hunt returned a Sonny Cumbie interception 30 yards for the White Team's first score.


Placekicker Robert Treece opened the scoring with two field goals to give the Black Team a 6-0 lead before Flugence's touchdown. Treece later added a third field goal, a 46-yarder, and led the team in scoring with 10 points.


On the Black Team's final score of the day, Heisman Trophy candidate Kliff Kingsbury hit wide receiver Trey Haverty with a six-yard strike for a 29-14 lead. Kingsbury finished the afternoon with 263 yards and a touchdown on 25-of-38 passing.


Walk-on receiver Joey Hawkins caught touchdown passes of five and six yards from Cody Hodges and B.J. Symons, respectively, to lead the White Team with 12 points. The two receptions were his only catches of the day.


Symons finished the day with 149 yards on 14-of-26 passing and a touchdown pass, while Hodges was 6-of-10 for 87 yards and a touchdown.


Anton Paige (Black) led all receivers with 106 yards on seven catches, while Taurean Henderson (White) was the leading rusher with 29 yards on seven carries.



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