Pac 10 Spring Game Reviews
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The Spring Games So Far ...
The White defeated the Blue in
the spring game, 23-21, rallying in the final two minutes for the win.
In the battle for the starting quarterback job, both Matt Scott and Nick
Foles played well, throwing two touchdowns apiece. TE Rob Gronkowski was
in mid-season form, catching eight passes for 67 yards and a score,
while Delashaun Dean was the long-ball threat with four catches for 130
yards. On defense, LB Vuna Tuihalamaka led the way with a dozen tackles,
and ends Brooks Reed and Kenny Barnes, only a freshman, each got to the
quarterback two times.
Fueled by the passing of Andrew Luck, the White team cruised to a 42-17
victory over the Cardinal team in Stanford’s annual spring game. Luck,
who’s battling Tavita Pritchard for the starting job, completed 18-of-25
passes for 352 yards and five touchdown passes. Two of those scoring
strikes went to Richard Sherman, who also had eight tackles while
playing cornerback. At least on this night, Pritchard was pushed to the
background, going 15-of-27 for 175 yards and a pair of scores. On the
White side, Ryan Whalen led the team in receiving, catching four balls
for 78 yards and a touchdown.
April 25 - The spread offense may have a bright
future at UCLA, but you wouldn’t know it from the final scrimmage of the
spring. The Bruins struggled throughout the night, dropping passes,
getting dominated at the line of scrimmage, and generally lacking
execution. Kevin Prince was sketchy, but will still exit the spring as
the prohibitive favorite to win the starting quarterback job. He
finished the night 11-of-24 for 134 yards, a touchdown, and an
interception. The scoring pass was a 16-yarder to FB Tobi Umodu against
a defense that consisted mostly of backups.
April 25 - The Cardinal team held off
the White team, 16-10, in the annual Trojan Huddle, a 110-play
scrimmage. In a game dominated by the defenses and special teams, no one
stood out more than redshirt freshman DE Nick Perry, who had seven
tackles, six tackles for loss, and four sacks. Both defenses were
dominant, harassing Aaron Corp, Matt Barkley, and Mitch Mustain all day.
Corp, who’ll be the starter heading into summer, led all passers by
going 14-of-23 for 157 yards and a touchdown toss to Jordan Cameron. The
only Trojan backs who had much daylight were Marc Tyler, who had 44
yards on seven carries, and C.J. Gable, the author of a 45-yard scamper.
April 25 -
Although it was just a spring game, you can hardly blame Husky fans for
gushing about the performance of QB Jake Locker. In his first live
action since breaking his thumb last season, he led the Purple to a 33-0
blanking of the White, going 16-of-18 for 200 yards and a couple of
touchdowns. He got plenty of help from Chris Polk, who was also
returning from an injury and rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown on just
a dozen carries. Jermaine Kearse took another step toward becoming
Locker first option, catching five passes for 70 yards and a touchdown.
April 25 - After struggling throughout much of the spring, the Wazzu
defense stiffened in the final scrimmage of the spring, holding the
offense to only 231 yards on 51 plays, a less than five-yard average.
The Cougars found little space, especially in the running game. Logwone
Mitz was one of the exceptions, running six times for a game-high 34
yards. Kevin Lopina and Dan Wagner shared snaps in the competition at
quarterback. While Lopina went 11-of-17 for 80 yards, getting most of
the reps, Wagner was 6-of-12 for 82 yards and an interception.