Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday's Scrimmage Notes

The CMU football team held a situational scrimmage on Friday and here are some notes from the scrimmage:

-Malek Redd has now moved from running back to wide receiver.
- A lot freshmen now have their stripe removed, although one I noticed that still hasn't is Jeff Fantuzzi.
-In the scrimmage, a lot of offensive starters were held out for most of the plays like Antonio Brown, Bryan Anderson, Kito Poblah, Rocky Weaver, and Jake Olson. Eric Fisher and Allen Ollenburger played tackle in most of the possessions.
-The defense dominated once again, despite a score of the CMU offense winning 44-29. The offense couldn't score a touchdown until the ball was placed on the 2-yard line.
-Early possessions started at the CMU 2-yard line where the offense struggled. In the first possession, Sam Williams had a sack on third down to force a three-and-out and in the second set, John Carr intercepted Ryan Radcliff on third down.
-The ball was moved to the CMU 30-yard line where the offense made some first downs, but never reached the red zone. Cesar Rodriguez had a nice day starting at this point as he had two tackles for loss and a sack on the day.
-Andrew Aguila made a 57-yard field goal during a two-minute drill possession.
-On a 4th down and 2 situation from the 7-yard line, Bryan Schroeder was stuffed on a run, giving the defense a turnover on downs. CMU has really struggled in the last few years to pick up the tough yards in the running game.
-After some more late-game simulations that had Aguila make a 52-yard field goal and miss two others over 50-yards, the ball was then placed on the visiting 2-yard line where LeFevour had touchdown passes to Jerry Harris and Matt Torres. Radcliff hit David Blackburn on a touchdown pass and Evan Ray forced a fumble of Blackburn that went out of bounds.
-Derek Rifenbury never took a snap in the scrimmages.

My MVP's for the day would be Cesar Rodriguez on defense and Paris Cotton on offense, but nobody really stood out on offense. I give it to Cotton because he had a kick return of about 70 yards and shook Aguila out of his pants during the return.

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