Defense Dominates Annual Spring Game

Saturday wasn't only the culmination of the 2004 spring football season, it was also the day that phase one of the Reser Stadium expansion got underway.

As far as the spring game went, the white team won a defensively dominated game 17-0 in front of 8,340 Beaver Believers. The Black squad, led by senior quarterback Adam Rothenfluh, grabbed the pigskin first.

Dwight Wright started the afternoon game with a pair of short runs before Rothenfluh hooked up with George Gillett for 25 yards and the games first, first down. The White defense forced a fourth down and Wright fumbled on the play. The ball was picked up by safety Eric Anderson who played for both teams today.

Derek Anderson led the White team to a field goal on their first drive of the game. Anderson spread the ball around on the drive, connecting on 4-of-8 passes to four different receivers.

On the day Anderson completed 8-of-21 passes for 86 yards. The White team’s leading receiver was Mike Hass, who caught three passes for 88 yards and the game’s only offensive touchdown. The touchdown reception, a 13-yard strike from Ryan Gunderson, followed the biggest play of the day, a 65-yarder bomb down the west sideline from Gunderson to Hass.

The other touchdown was by redshirt freshman linebacker, Derrick Doggett. D-Dogg, as the team has dubbed him, picked off a Rothenfluh pass and raced 55-yards down the east sideline into the end zone on the Valley Football Center side of the field.

Bill Swancutt wreaked havoc much of the day in the Black team’s backfield with three-and-a-half sacks and many other quarterback pressures.

"Bill changed the whole scrimmage, he's just a very difficult individual to block," Riley said. "Bill plays hard every play whether it's in practice or in a game."

Ryan Cole led all rushers in the game with 18 carries for 59 yards. Cole ran the ball well inside for much of the day and had a few productive runs to the outside as well.

Rothenfluh ended the day with seven completions on 13 attempts for 58 yards. Gunderson played for both teams and completed six of 12 passes for 114 yards and the games only offensive touchdown.



Score By Quarters	1	2	3	4	Final
Black			0	0	0	0	0
White			3	0	7	7	17

1-Alexis Serna 30-yard FG
3-Derrick Doggett 55-yard INT return (Serna kick)
4-Mike Hass 13-yard pass from Ryan Gunderson (Serna kick

Team Stats			White	Black

First Downs		13		8
	Rushing			3		1
	Passing			9		6
	Penalty			1		1

Rushing Attempts		         28		23
Net Yards Rushing		         65		3
New Yards Passing		         205		90
Passes Attempted		         34		26
Passes Completed		         12		12
Had Intercepted			  0		1
Total Net Yards			270		93
Fumbles/Lost			1-1		1-1
Penalties/Yards			6-50		5-27

Scrimmage Stats 


Rushing (Att-Yds): Dwight Wright 2-24; Olaniyi Sobomehin 6-19; 
Ryan Gunderson 1-(-)-5; Adam Rothenfluh 3-(-)-23; 
Brady Schalich 1-(-)-12 
Total 23-3 

Passing: (Att-Comp-Int-Yds-TD) Ryan Gunderson 7-3-0-22-0; 
Adam Rothenfluh 13-7-1-58-0; Brady Schalich 2-1-0-7-0; 
Paul Kirwan 4-1-0-3-0 
Total 26-12-1-90-0 

Receiving: (PC-Yds-TD) Josh Hawkins 1-3-0; George Gillett 2-43-0;
Brandon Robinson, 1-7-0; Carl Appleton 2-7-0; Brandon Powers 1-2-0; 
Dan Haines 2-20-0; Jeremy Weldon 1-4-0; Dwight Wright 2-4-0 
Totals 12-90-0 


Rushing (Att-Yds): Yvenson Bernard 8-9; Ryan Cole 18-59; 
Derek Anderson 2-(-)-3 
Totals 28-65 

Passing: (Att-Comp-Int-Yds-TD): Derek Anderson 21-8-0-86-0; 
Ryan Gunderson 5-3-0-92-1; 
Colt Charles 9-2-0-27-0 
Total 34-12-0-205-1 

Receiving: (PC-Yds-TD) Kevin Swanigan 2-32; Charles Burnley 1-32;
Mike Hass 3-88; Ryan Cole 3-19; Yvenson Bernard 1-11; Joe Newson 2-9; 
Brad Ching 1-14 
Total 14-205-1 

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