If the torrid temps in Lewiston influenced the level of play, the offense would have taken a pass on using the weather as an excuse. It was a scrimmage where the Cougar offense took what they wanted from the defense.
1. Lewis MVP of the day
- Though there aren’t actually awards handed out after scrimmaging in Lewiston, fourth-year junior Robert Lewis deserved some gold for his performance today. Lewis made a number of highlight reel plays today including a touchdown through the air, a rushing score, a huge third-down conversion and a key block that opened up a lane for redshirt freshman running back James Williams.
2. Play of the day
- There were a lot of highlights from the offense today but Williams picked up the biggest gainer after catching a pass out of the back field. Luke Falk completed a simple check down toss to Williams as Cougfans have seen so many times before. After he made one defender miss, he reversed field and picked up a big block from Lewis. Williams dodged a few more tackles down field before he was eventually tackled at the goal line.
3. Inside receivers show up big-time
- John Thompson, River Cracraft (pictured above), Kyle Sweet, and Lewis each had their share of touchdowns today. Thompson had two catches that went for big gains including a touchdown on a catch-and-run that ended with him reaching out for the pylon. Cracraft definitely had his best day of camp with 5 receptions for 42 yards and a big touchdown on a deep throw from Tyler Hilinski. Sweet had a relatively quiet day. His one reception went for a TD right after coach JaMarcus Shephard was teasing him for not having a big play yet.
We'll have a complete summary of today's scrimmage later this evening.