Offense Shines In Final Wyoming Scrimmage


With a full roster the offense was able finally get in the groove of things. WR Chris McNeill washealthy and saw his first scrimmage action of the fall. The connection between Brett Smith and McNeill was evident right away as they connected on a touchdown in the opening drive. The chemistry between the quarterbacks and receivers was the best it has been this fall. The offensive was able to open up some running lanes and protect the quarterback better. There was no score kept for the final scrimmage.

Smith continued to be accurate with his passing, he went 9 of 13 passing for 79 yards and one touchdown. He also led the team in rushing with 66 yards. Smith is healthy and looks very sharp with just nine days before the season opener. Jason Thompson had his best performance of camp by completing 7 of 10 passes for 57 yards. Colby Kirkegaard was 2 of 6 for 48 yards and one interception.

Shaun Wick had the best performance of the running backs with 59 yards on four carries. In the video you can see his shoe fly off on his 39 yard run. Zaquoya Parham ran three times for 21 yards and a touchdown. D.J. May rushed three times for 17 yards. Brandon Miller didn't get any carries. Kody Sutton ran twice but only totaled one yard.

Here is the production from the recievers:

Player Receptions Yards TD Long Fumbles

#80 Chris McNeill, WR 3 25 1 14 0

#19 Keenan Montgomery, WR 3 25 0 12 0

#18 Josh Smith, WR 2 47 0 43 0

#6 Robert Herron, WR 2 30 0 16 0

#81 Justin Berger, WR 2 11 0 7 0

#32 D.J. May, RB 1 17 0 17 0

#33 Dominic Rufran, WR 1 11 0 11 0

#3 Trey Norman, WR 1 7 0 7 0

#5 Trent Sewell, WR 1 7 0 7 0

#25 Spencer Bruce, WR 1 5 0 5 0

#8 Brandon Miller, RB 1 5 0 5 0

#83 T.J. Smith, WR 1 1 0 1 0

Totals 19 191 1 43 0

With the kicking game Stuart Williams (5-7) edged out Daniel Sullivan (4-7) once again. Williams was also given a couple shots at punting where he averaged 42.5. Tim Gleeson averaged 49.2 thanks to a 71 yard punt that took a very favorable bounce.

While the offense improved you don't have to worry about the defense slacking. The first team defense did not allow a touchdown the entire scrimmage. They have played consistently well this entire fall. Jeff Rouche and Eddie Yarbrough each had a sack while Mark Nzeocha had his first inteception this fall.

Here are some of the tackle leaders:

4 - Patrick Mertens, Luke Ruff, Jake Schiffner

3 - Darrenn White, Blair Burns, Kenny Browder

Check out the full stats from the scrimmage.

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