Bulldogs Show Improvement in Second Spring Scrimmage
March 30, 2012
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech’s football team showed improvement Friday afternoon as the team held its second scrimmage of the spring. Friday’s action, held on the Tech Practice Fields, was a short scrimmage held immediately following a shortened practice.
The receiving corps was much improved over the last scrimmage, dropping only two passes and making 25 catches.
“It was good,” head coach Sonny Dykes said. “We were crisp. We had two good days of practice on Monday and Wednesday so I thought today was good. We came out and looked fresh. It was physical like we needed it to be and both sides of the ball executed things pretty well.”
Colby Cameron was dynamic on the field, connecting on 12-of-14 passes and setting up three rushing touchdowns with Hunter Lee responsible for one and Tevin King punching in the other two. Lee and King both had a short yardage touchdown and King eluded defenders late in the scrimmage to score on a 37-yard run.
“I thought Colby was sharp throwing the football,” said Dykes. “Quinton was a lot better than he was a week ago. He competed hard and caught the ball better today. Rufus Porter stood out defensively as he made plays and was around the ball a lot. IK has been a hard guy to block consistently. I have been pleased with the way Jamel Johnson has been tackling in the open field as he made some key open tackles today.
Nick Isham was 6-of-12 with one interception in the scrimmage, an interception that was returned 50 yards for a touchdown by Ches Morrison. Zach Griffith was 7-of-12 with the third team offense with one touchdown pass to walk-on Ben Dickerson.
Quinton Patton led the receivers with four catches while Hunter Lee, Cooper Lewis and Myles White all added three catches each. King stood out in the running game with his two scores and several impressive runs.
“He has a different gear,” Dykes said of King. “When we get a drive going and we put him in because he is fresh and the defense is worn down a bit, he has the tendency to pop one and he did that a couple of times today. He really looked like the guy we thought he would be. The thing Tevin does is that he runs physical for a little bitty guy. He is going to be a great compliment to Ray and Hunter next season.”
Despite several potential starters in the fall sidelined this spring, a comprehensive depth chart is beginning to take place as Tech has now completed nine of its 15 allotted practices this spring. The Bulldogs have two more weeks of spring drills culminating in the T-Day Spring Game on Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium.
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Current Spring Depth Chart
LT 67 Oscar Johnson 6-6.5 330 Sr.
DE 42 Kendrick James 6-1 240 R-Jr.
Note: The depth chart above is not the final spring depth chart but only the depth chart used in Friday’s scrimmage.
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