"The big thing I see is that we're not sharp," said head coach Bobby Bowden. "We've got seven more days to get this thing sharpened up and I sure hope we can do it. We went down there (redzone) too many times and only came up with three. This will give us a chance to go back and grade the film and straighten out the ones who aren't doing the right thing."
Chris Rix worked the entire half as the starter at quarterback, completing 8-of-17 passes for 149 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Rix connected with Joey Kaleikini for a 26-yard touchdown to start the scoring in the first quarter. Rix then hit Gardner for a score from 25 yards out. Xavier Beitia made field goals of 22 and 42 yards to complete the scoring for the first unit.
Freshman walk-on Zach Oller nailed a 25-yard field goal as the first half expired to put the scout team on the board.
Lorenzo Booker was the leading rusher, carrying three times for 36 yards. Greg Jones ran twice for 23 yards and Willie Reid finished with 21 yards on three carries.
Linebackers Michael Boulware (five tackles) and Kendyll Pope (four tackles, one sack) paced the Seminoles defensively. Allen Augustin added three tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss while Kevin Emanuel chipped in with two tackles and a fumble recovery. Pat Watkins and Rufus Brown each had an interception.
At the Kickoff Luncheon earlier in the day, Bowden named his team captains. Senior offensive tackle Brett Williams (offense), senior middle linebacker Jerel Hudson (defense) and senior rover Patrick Newton (special teams) were selected as captains. For the first time ever, Bowden also named junior alternate captains – Boulware and wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Both juniors were commended for their leadership and work ethic during the offseason. Permanent captains will be voted on by the team at the end of the season.
Injury Report: FB Torrance Washington (right hip pointer); DE Charles Howard (right knee MCL sprain, right thumb sprain); WR Lorne Sam (right separated shoulder).
SCRIMMAGE #3 STATS
Passing Chris Rix 8-17-149 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT Rushing Lorenzo Booker 3-36 yards Greg Jones 2-23 yards Willie Reid 3-21 yards Nick Maddox 1-5 yards Torrance Washington 1-4 yards Leon Washington 1-3 yards Chris Rix 2-3 yards P.K. Sam 1-(-3) yards Receiving Talman Gardner 3-90 yards, 1 TD Joey Kaleikini 2-46 yards, 1 TD P.K. Sam 1-9 yards Willie Reid 1-4 yards Lorenzo Booker 1-0 yards Defense Michael Boulware 5 tackles Kendyll Pope 4 tackles, 1 sack Allen Augustin 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL Kevin Emanuel 2 tackles, 1 fumble recovery Eric Powell 2 tackles B.J. Ward 2 tackles, 1 PBU Rufus Brown 1 tackle, 1 interception Pat Watkins 1 interception Scoring Chris Rix 26-yard TD pass to Joey Kaleikini (Beitia kick) Chris Rix 25-yard TD pass to Talman Gardner (Beitia kick) Xavier Beitia 22-yard field goal Xavier Beitia 42-yard field goal Zach Oller 25-yard field goal