But on Friday in the Bruins' second extended scrimmage of the spring, the redshirt freshman had difficulty transferring that practice play into game effectiveness. He completed only 5 of 19 passes for 55 yards and was intercepted twice by corner Andrew Abbott.
Some of the incomplete passes were poor throws, one wobbling wildly out of his hand. He also dropped a snap on a first-down play in the red zone, while dealing with some protection issues behind an offensive line that has had a difficult time throughout the spring trying to block tackle Brian Price and ends Korey Bosworth and Datone Jones.
"Again, not a good performance by myself," said Prince, who was 8 of 14 for 91 yards in the Bruins' first extended scrimmage of the spring. "I don't know what it is. It's a different feel from practice. When we get into a scrimmage atmosphere and I haven't been able to get into the kind of comfort zone that I have been able to in practice and it's something that I better be able to adjust to quick or else who knows what will happen."
Here are more comments from Prince...
Is it a case of needing more reps?
"I don't know what it is. It's something that should just come with being a quarterback. I'm just hoping that by the spring game I can finally get in that comfort zone and make the plays that I'm supposed to make."
How was the protection?
"It was OK. It broke down a few times. We had a few missed assignments. But as it went on, it got better."
How are you doing with the checks?
"Most of our checks are pretty basic. As long as you understand what the defense is doing. I feel like myself, Kevin (Craft), Nick (Crissman) and Richard (Brehaut), we all understand the checks very well."
You think it's the scrimmage atmosphere?
"I don't focus on who is here or anything. It's like in a game – I don't focus on the crowd or anything. I think it just has to do with the speed of the game getting to me. I don't know what it is but I've got to watch the film and figure out what it is and get better at it."