"Zipp has got to adjust. He has to do a better job passing blocking. He was not getting set on the edge. He should learn from this game," Brooks said. "It was encouraging on the defensive side, but we've got some things to clean up offensively. But it was encouraging to see the way they played at end."
On offense, backup quarterback Will Fidler and walk-on receiver Nick Melillo made the biggest moves. Melillo had four catches for 42 yards and two scores. The only receiver with better numbers was Randall Cobb (four catches for 70 yards and one score).
"He has been impressive and will get looked at hard this fall. He doesn't drop balls, he's physical, he plays hard and he plays fast," Brooks said. "Melillo is going to move ahead of some scholarship players."
Fidler was 10-for-24 passing for 110 yards with two scores and one interception for the winning Blue team.
"The first drive was the best I have ever seen him play," Brooks said. "His problem has not been arm strength. It has usually been decision making and making them on time. He clearly closed the gap (on starter Mike Hartline). I feel much better about Will."