Saturday, August 19, 2006

Blazers Focus on Running Game During Second Scrimmage

UAB scrimmaged at Legion Field this afternoon and the defense is, for a change, the strong point of the Blazer football team. This was mostly a chance to get backups and younger guys onto the field, with the first team units going against the second team units. Overall they managed to intercept Sam Hunt twice (one that was returned 30 yards for a TD) and Chris Williams once. The running game was paid special attention as the Blazers rushed 70 times versus 39 passing attempts. Junior backup RB Tony Shepherd led the team with 93 yards on 18 attempts (5.16 ypc) and one touchdown. Dan Burks also scored a rushing touchdown while gaining 34 yards on 7 attempts (4.85 ypc). The QB situation continues to be a question mark as Williams, Hunt, or Webb seems able to show consistency while running the offense. Williams was 7 of 15 for 75 yards and an interception, Hunt went 7 of 12 with one touchdown (a 65 yarder to freshman standout Mike Jones) and two interecptions, and Webb hit 8 of 12 for 100 yards. With Watson determined to platoon his QBs and none of them making a clear cut case against it, I guess we can begin calling the UAB QB plan "Cerberus" and hoping no one shows up with a lyre...

Would be a better fit with Stadium Security...


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