Meanwhile with the 2s, QBs Connor Halliday and Marshall Lobbestael both had substantial time behind center, and Halliday had one of his most impressive sessions of camp.
"I think getting in the film room this summer has helped so much coming from scout team," said Halliday, a redshirt freshman from Spokane. "Now it's all just repetition and I'm getting a lot more comfortable out there."
Halliday's comfort leading the offense showed often Saturday when he was completing passes to his receiving core. Halliday's day was highlighted by a 15-yard TD pass to WR Bobby Ratliff, where he was able to thread the needle between to Cougar defenders.
"To be honest, out there in the spring I'd be out there and not be exactly sure what someone was running," Halliday said. "On that touchdown pass, that's something I wouldn't have recognized in the spring and I saw that early and made a play."
HALLIDAY AND LOBBESTAEL are in a battle for the backup position, and both see about the same amount of time running with the 2s. You'd think that perhaps the duo would have a rivalry going for the same spot, but Halliday told CF.C the opposite is true, and Lobbestael, who has six career starts, has been a perfect mentor for him.
"Marshall is the perfect example of a teammate," Halliday said. "We're in a battle for that 2 spot, but every day in film he's helping me out, telling me things I could do better and he's the best teammate I could ask for."
As sharp as the offense looked this morning, the defense made some plays, as well. With the 2s lined up against each other, Locker at safety read the eyes of Lobbestael when he was trying to hit WR Isiah Myers and hauled in the interception for the defense.
Meanwhile on the front line, Laurenzi led the charge, and was fighting his way through the line from his d-tackle position. Laurenzi performed well and told CF.C he spent a lot of time working on his technique over the summer and his experience also is adding to his success.
"This is my fourth fall camp and I know how it goes," Laurenzi said. "I'm just out there playing more confident."
RUNNING WITH THE 1s
QB: Jeff Tuel
X receiver: Marquess Wilson
Flanker: Isiah Barton
Z receiver: Jared Karstetter
TE Andrei Lintz
LT: David Gonzales
LG: John Fullington
C: Andrew Roxas
RG: B.J. Guerra
RT: Wade Jacobson
RB: Logwone Mitz (Rickey Galvin also saw substantial action)
LE: Travis Long
LT: Toni Pole
RT: Anthony Laurenzi
RE: Skylar Stormo
SAM: Sekope Kaufusi
MIKE: C.J. Mizell
WILL: Alex Hoffman-Ellis CB: Daniel Simmons (Note: Brandon Golden and him split time running with the 1s)
SS: Deone Bucannon
FS: Tyree Toomer (Note: Casey Locker also seeing action running with the 1s)
CB: Damante Horton