Saturday, August 21, 2010

CMU Intersquad Scrimmage Report

The CMU football team wrapped up training camp with a team scrimmage on Saturday. The offense struggled early but came on late and here is a breakdown of each series and situation. Enos and his staff paired up the first team offense against the second team defense and vice-versa.

1&10 at the CMU 33-yard line (1st Team Off/2nd Team Def)
-Ryan Radcliff had a first down pass to Kito Poblah and the offense got to midfield before the drive died out. Kenny McClendon had a sack to end the drive.

1&10 at the CMU 33-yard line (1st Team Off/2nd Team Def)
-Avery Cunningham had an interception of Radcliff on a deep ball to Matt Torres. It was solid coverage and a good pick. The pass was a little under thrown.

1&10 at the CMU 33-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-Derek Rifenbury was quarterback and the unit went 3 & Out.

1&10 at the CMU 33-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-Rifenbury had a first down run and got the ball to midfield before Nick Bellore had an interception that was set up by a strong pass rush from Matt Berning.

1&10 at the CMU 33-yard line (1st Team Off/2nd Team Def)
-Landon Carter had a nice play where he cut in front of a pass from Radcliff to David Blackburn, he just couldn't finish the interception. The series ended when Paris Cotton fumbled on a run and Darryll Stinson recovered.

1&10 at the CMU 33-yard line (1st Team Off/2nd Team Def)
-Carl Volny had a pair of nice runs early and CMU got the ball to the visitor 39-yard line before the drive died out. Will Schwarz had a sack to aid the defense.

1&10 at the CMU 33-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-Brandon Fricke was the quarterback and he opened with a 9-yard pass to Jordan McConnell and then Zurlon Tipton had a short first down. The drive ended when Fricke fumbled the snap and Caesar Rodriguez recovered.

1&10 at the CMU 33-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-Fricke had a 14-yard pass to Jerry Harris and then followed up with a first down pass to Kito Poblah. Davon Muse added a nice little run and Fricke also found Taylor Bradley for a decent gain before the offense settled for a 41-yard field goal from Paul Mudgett. The best drive of the day to this point.

1&10 at the Vistor 49-yard line (1st Team Off/2nd Team Def)
-Cotton started things off with an 8-yard run and then Radcliff hit Cedric Fraser on a 24-yard pass. Cotton got CMU down to the one before Volny scored a touchdown on a 1-yard plunge on third and goal.

1&10 at the Visitor 49-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-Derek Rifenbury had an 11-yard screen pass to Tipton get the unit a first down, but nothing else happened. John Williams had a sack to help kill the drive.

1&10 at the Visitor 49-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-Fricke had a nice run for a first down but the drive ended with an interception from Dannie Bolden after Fricke threw one up to Torres and the ball sailed in the air too long.

1&10 at the Visitor 49-yard line (1st Team Off/2nd Team Def)
-The offense quickly got to the 12-yard line after a pass to Volny went for a long gain. Jerry Harris dropped a touchdown pass from Radcliff, but the offense still scored as Radcliff found Volny for a 6-yard touchdown pass.

1&10 at the Visitor 49-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-The offense got to the 33-yard line but settled for a 46-yard field goal attempt, which was wide left.

1&10 at the CMU 40-yard line (3rd Team Off/3rd Team Def)
-The third units got some action here. A.J. Westendorp was quarterback and the unit went 3 & Out. Ben Brown was stuffed at the line of scrimmage by Leterrius Walton on the final play.

1&10 at the CMU 3-yard line (1st Team Off/2nd Team Def)
-This was a 3 & Out as the offense didn't go for it on fourth and inches.

1&10 at the CMU 3-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-Tipton broke out with a 70-yard touchdown run for the top offensive play of the game. He busted through the front line and then showed break away speed in the open field. An impressive run for Tipton.

1&10 at the Visitor 21-yard line (1st Team Off/2nd Team Def)
-Leron Eaddy and Stinson each had a sack on defense but Radcliff hit Cody Wilson on a 13-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone.

1&10 at the Visitor 21-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-Tipton had another solid touchdown run in this drive, this one was 10-yards long.

1&10 at the 50-yard line (3rd Team Off/3rd Team Def)
-The offense moved the chains once but sacks by Joe Wirth and Will Schwarz ended the drive.

1&10 at the Visitor 46-yard line (1st Team Off/2nd Team Def)
-Cunningham had a nice pass deflection on a pass to Kito Poblah. Radcliff waited too long to release the ball, allowing Cunningham to make a nice break on the pass. Radcliff rebounded and found Cody Wilson over the middle for a big gain and then Volny scored a touchdown on a 2-yard run.

1&10 at the CMU 46-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-Fricke opened the drive with a nice 15-yard pass to McConnell and then found Harris on a slant pass that got the ball to the 26-yard line. David Harman attempted a 41-yard field goal, but missed it wide left.

1&10 at the CMU 34-yard line (1st Team Off/2nd Team Def)
-Radcliff hit Cody Wilson on a 39-yard pass to set up a 10-yard touchdown run by Volny. The whole drive took just three plays.

1&10 at the CMU 34-yard line (2nd Team Off/1st Team Def)
-This drive didn't amount to much. Kashawn Fraser had sacks on the final two plays to wrap up the scrimmage.

Overall I thought the defense looked better, but the offense got progressively better. Radcliff settled in and made some nice plays but he still makes some mistakes that you would expect him to make. I thought Tipton was the best player on offense. He has a unique combination of size and speed that is perfect for this offense. It is too bad he will miss the first two games. On defense, I thought Cunningham looked good as well as a number of the defensive ends. The defense is showing it has some good depth.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a good shot to win our fourth MAC in five years because this is by far the best defense we have had during that time. The best overall defensive playmakers, most speed, most physical, best pass rush, and the best depth. Defense wins championships and we have not had one overall like the 2010 defense.

August 21, 2010 at 12:56 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Offense will struggle, keeping D-fense on the field too much, eventually wearing down with injuries.

August 22, 2010 at 6:42 AM 

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