Cougars close spring camp with scrimmage

Friday marked Alumni Day for the football program, and it also marked the end of spring camp. The team held a scrimmage in LES, and the offense was able to make big plays through the air and on the ground. A number of starters were held out, and the defense was allowed to tackle the quarterbacks that did play. Afterward, Coach Mendenhall talked about the scrimmage and the overall spring camp.

Coach Mendenhall interview

Scrimmage stats

Just like with the spring game, quarterback Taysom Hill suited up in the traditional green practice jersey, and thus didn't participate during the full-contact scrimmage. Ammon Olsen, following his injury in the spring game, also wore a green jersey and didn't play in the scrimmage.

Beginning with the quarterbacks that did play, Tanner Mangum completed 13-of-20 passes for 131 yard and threw one interception.

Christian Stewart completed 6-of-10 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown.

Billy Green completed 2-of-3 passes for 14 yards and also threw an interception.

Running back Paul Lasike had six rushes for 35 yards and a touchdown, and also caught six passes for 41 yards.

Adam Hine rushed the ball 10 times for 143 yards and scored two touchdowns, including a 70-yard sprint for a score. He also caught two passes for 6 yards.

Nate Carter rushed the ball five times for 75 yards and two touchdowns of his own, including one that came on a 51-yard rush.

Ross Apo had one reception for 52 yards, about 20 or so of which came after the catch.

Eric Thornton caught two passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.

Skyler Ridley caught three passes for 33 yards.

As for defensive highlights, Alani Fua had a sack, while Michael Doman and Jordan Egbert combined for another.

Remington Peck recovered a fumble, while Blake Morgan and Jake Ziolkowski both recorded an interception.

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