Virginia Tech's spring game set to reflect spring practice

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- Hokie fans will get a first look at how Virginia Tech football is shaping up for the fall in Saturday's spring game.

Head coach Justin Fuente announced his plans to conduct a 100-play format in Lane Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. ET.

The only portion of the contest that will be formally scored will be a five-segment Red Zone scrimmage that will lead off the event.

The annual spring game comes after 11 spring practices with two scrimmages, and will consist of 100 plays in a red zone scrimmage format.

A trio of quarterbacks will possibly play. Ryan Willis, Quincy Patterson and Hendon Hooker are battling for the top spot.

"They've done well. Getting all of our guys out there to go compete against each other on both sides of the ball is huge. It's important for our quarter position that Damon Hazelton practice. That they go against Damon, against Tre (Turner), that go against Phil Patterson," head coach Justin Fuente said.

"It's just starting to click. Like everybody's playing as a whole. You just gotta eliminate mistakes. It's all about consistency. Last year we'd play really, really good about 70 snaps out of the game, and it would be like four or five plays and that's the difference in the ballgame," sophomore lineman Dax Hollifield said.

"We communicate a lot better this year. During the spring, I've seen how we communicate as ones, twos all the way down to the threes like way better than we were doing in the fall last year," redshirt sophomore defensive end TyJuan Garbutt said.