The jersey scrimmage, the second of the three scrimmages as part of spring football, took place today in Ross-Ade stadium and it was a close contest between the offense and the defense. Ultimately, I guess this is what you want. If the defense dominates it might be a sign that the offense is just really bad, and vice versa. We found out last year in the spring game when the defense dominated and it was a sign that the offense was just really, really bad.
Today things were closer, as is was the No. 1 offense vs. the No. 1 defense and No. 2 offense vs. No. 2 defense for most of the day. Here are some of the numbers:
- If Austin Appleby and Danny Etling are in a battle for the starting job it was close. Both split time with the No. 1 offense and had similar stats. Etling was 10 of 21 for 113 yards and a score. Appleby was 11 of 21 for 92 yards with an interception (which scored points for the defense).
- Raheem Mostert was the top running back on the day with 134 yards and 2 TDs on only 9 attempts. Unfortunately, the running game still sucks, as everyone else combined for -40 yards on 29 attempts. That is pretty awful.
- DeAngelo Yancey was the top receiver with 5 catches for 79 yards and a score.
- Sean Robinson led the defense from the middle linebacker spot with 5 tackles, a sack, and 1.5 tackles for loss.
- Michael Rouse III had two sacks.
- As a whole the defense had six sacks. Either the defensive line has greatly improved or the offensive line still sucks out loud.
- Paul Griggs hit a 52-yard field goal, which would be a career long for him.
- The lone interception belonged to Evan Feichter, the younger brother of Landon Feichter.