Saturday, August 11, 2007

Saturday's UT Scrimmage Stats


Offensive Starters:
C Josh McNeil, OT Chris Scott and Eric Young, OG Ramon Foster and Anthony Parker, TE Chris Brown and Brad Cottam, WR Austin Rogers and Lucas Taylor, TB Arian Foster, QB Erik Ainge.
Defensive Starters:
DE Xavier Mitchell and Antonio Reynolds, DT J.T. Mapu and Demonte Bolden, LB Rico McCoy, Jerod Mayo and Adam Myers-White, CB Marsalous Johnson and Antonio Gaines, S Jonathan Hefney and Jarod Parrish.

Rushing Leaders (Att.-Yds.-TD)
Arian Foster 13-47-1
Daryl Vereen 13-41-0
Lennon Creer 11-84-0
Josh Hawkins 7-16-0
Roy Olasimbo 6-25-0
Montario Hardesty 5-14-0

Passing Leaders (Att.-Comp.-Int.-Yds.-TD)
Jonathan Crompton 16-11-1-93-0
Erik Ainge 17-9-2-70-0
Nick Stephens 7-4-0-94-1

Recieving Leaders (No.-Yds.-TD)
Jeff Cottam 4-16-0
Gerald Jones 3-45-0
Lucas Taylor 3-28-0
Kenny O’Neal 2-64-1
Quintin Hancock 2-33-0
Luke Stocker 2-8-0

Defensive Leaders
Andre Mathis 7 tackles, 4 sacks (-28)
Jerod Mayo 6 tackles, 1 sack (-4)
Dorian Davis 6 tackles, 1 PBU
Nevin McKenzie 6 tackles
Dan Williams 5 tackles, 4 sacks (-17)
Antonio Gaines 3 tackles, 1 sack (-7), 1 interception
Marsalous Johnson 3 tackles, 1 PBU
Robert Ayers 3 tackles, 2 TFL (-7), 1 sack (-6)
Rico McCoy 3 tackles
Art Evans 3 tackles
Jonathan Hefney 3 tackles
Chris Walker 3 tackles
Walter Fisher 3 tackles
Demonte Bolden 3 tackles
Eric Berry 2 tackles, 1 interception
Jarod Parrish 2 tackles, 1 PBU
Savion Frazier 2 tackles, 1 TFL (-2)
Antonio Reynolds 2 tackles, 1 sack (-7)
Ben Martin 2 tackles, 2 PBU
Chase Nelson 2 tackles, 1 sack (-6)
DeAngelo Willingham 1 tackle, 1 interception

Punting Leaders (No.-Avg.-Long)
Britton Colquitt 2-43.0-44
Chad Cunningham 9-37.0-53

Field Goal Leaders
Daniel Lincoln 4-of-7, long 51
Britton Colquitt 4-of-6, long 51

Note Lincoln having a better day than Colquitt kicking. Wish I knew what distance the three he missed were from.

Erik Ainge directed a no-huddle attack on the opening drive that encompassed 68 yards in 15 plays and was capped off by a touchdown run by Arian Foster. However the defense responded afterward and were the highlight of the game intercepting the ball 3 times, rocording 13 sacks, and holding the offense to only one additional touchdown, a 60-yard strike to junior WR Kenny O’Neal.

"The no-huddle offense, that tempo caught us a little off guard early." said junior linebacker Jerod Mayo. "We've seen it a lot, but when you come out here and scrimmage, they kind of turn it up."

True Freshmen Lennon Creer and Daryl Vereen led the Vols in rushing on the day. Creer led all rushers with 84 yards on 11 carries, a 7.6 yard per carry average, while Vereen had a respectable 41 yards on 13 carries.

On Creer's second handoff, he bounced outside a crowded backfield for 14 yards. On the following play, he doled out another 35 yard run.

Said Ainge: "I definitely like where we're at with the running-back position."

The Vols are searching for a 3rd running back after the recent suspension of LaMarcus Coker.

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