NEWS & NOTES - SPRING GAME 2005

How time flies. Back in March, the Bearcats took the field to prepare for the Big East Conference race in 2005. Well Bearcat Insider was there for each and every practice during that time. Saturday saw the end of spring and the official countdown to the Bearcats playing in the Big East. We hope you liked our coverage of the Bearcats during this time. Remember, Bearcat Insider was the only media source to cover each and every practice.

-I didn't think Dustin Grutza was spectacular, but he was quite productive. His offense was much more potent than the white offense. Overall, Grutza was 12-15 for 151 yards, but he was pressured throughout much of the day. I think he was sacked 5 times.

-Delbert Ferguson continues to improve. I thought his pass blocking was solid, and he showed a good combination of power and moves.

-Adam Roberts led the sack barrage with 3, but plenty of others got into the act. I had Jon Newton, Adam Hoppel and Tony Carvitti with 2 each. Jamie Wimmer also had a sack and there was at least one more that I couldn‘t credit to anyone.

-Todd Spitzer and Nick Davila shared time at QB on the white team while Dustin Grutza took all the snaps for the black team. There is no doubt the battle was for the #2 spot at QB. Spitzer had a nice TD pass to Ross of about 30 yards for the white team‘s only TD.

-Grutza hit Charlie Vample and Hank Davis for TD passes and ran in another score. He also connected with Carlos Simpson for about a 30 yard gain.

-I'm betting Derick Ross led the receivers in yardage, but he also had a drop as did Bill Poland.

-John Zwitt had a TFL.

-Daniels led all rushers with close to 100 yards and had a good overall day. He made some nice catches out of the backfield.

-Todd Spitzer threw the only interception. It was at the end of the game, and Scott Chillinsky got the pick.

-Haruki Nakamura returned kicks and punts. He made a very bad decision on one punt when he ran up to try and field it. He ended up diving for the ball and it bounced off his facemask.

-Angelo Craig had an outstanding play on defense. He got to the QB (Spitzer) as he was drawing his arm back to throw. Craig knocked the ball out of Todd's hand and then recovered the fumble.

-I thought Antoine Horton was good in coverage today.

-Anthony Hoke again played linebacker and looked good.

-Bradley Glatthaar was his usual self. He had several good carries getting tough yards and not fumbling.

-Kevin Lovell kicked well.

-There were no injuries that I saw.


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