Petrino said there was plenty of good from the first team offense out of its 70 snaps in the 160-play scrimmage Saturday morning.
"We had five touchdowns -- four TD passes from Tyler Wilson -- and we got stopped on the 1-yard line," Petrino said after the Hogs put two practices into the books Monday.
"The ones were good, not great. If we hadn't dropped a couple of third down passes we'd have been at 50 points and that's where we think we should be every time."
Later, Petrino seemed to be directing his comment towards some media outlets thought that the offense struggled.
"Not a lot of people were watching the ones," he said. "If they did, there would have been different headlines."
Wilson said he didn't "read the headlines" about the scrimmage. But he said, "If you watched just the ones, there were a lot of positives. We did have two errors on shotgun snaps that just aren't like us." He said there were more dropped passes than usual, too.
"I think if you asked Cobi Hamilton, he'd tell you there were too many (drops)," Wilson said. "He had three or four. Some of the young receivers weren't sure on their routes. We have to get better.
"I'm a fifth-year guy and pretty much a perfectionist, so I thought some of my throws could have been better. I have to do a better job."
Petrino likes what he sees of the young receivers, especially Mekale McKay and Keon Hatcher. He said those two true freshmen are emerging in a battle for playing time.
"I thought those two were going to get in a fight this morning," Petrino said. "They wanted to be next in the huddle. That's why those two are going to be great receivers at this school.
"They have the talent and they have the attitude, too. They want to be in there."
"That's a bright spot, when you have a young guy say he wants to be in the huddle," Wilson said. "That's great competition."
The Hogs were still without three projected starters in the afternoon. In the morning workout, Alonzo Highsmith and Tenarius Wright both suited up, but did not participate in the team sessions. Eric Bennett did not practice in either workout.
Petrino said the morning workout was sharp and things started well in the afternoon workout, but it wasn't as crisip late in the day.
"When we got to some cross over periods," he said, "that got sloppy."
Cross over periods cover areas that might be for preparation for the other side of the ball for things an opponent might do later in the year.
Petrino praised offensive guard Alvin Bailey for his best day in the scrimmage. He said Hamilton had a good start, but lost focus. He said Chris Gragg had some lost focus, too.
"I thought Dennis Johnson ran hard," Petrino said. "I thought Ronnie Wingo ran hard, too, but he didn't get as many clean holes as Dennis."
The play of the second unit in the scrimmage "was disappointing." Petrino said it started poorly with three drops "and we didn't help Brandon Allen. We have to have those plays. We can't be behind in the chains against the second defensive line. Our (second) offensive line is not good enough to handle them. There were some good things from the threes."
Petrino summarized, "Our ones were good, the twos were bad and there were some good things from the threes. We are going to get better this week."
Wilson said some of the problems had to do with seeing some new things from a Paul Haynes defensive scheme.
"We did put five touchdowns on the board," Wilson said. "But we were looking at some different things. We had seen a Willy Robinson defense the last four years. We were making adjustments. We've added a couple of wrinkles for their zones and added some draws to open some things up."