Hugh Freeze was not happy with either quarterback after the approximately 2-hour scrimmage, but Bo Wallace did seem to have some rhythm and was doing good things. In fact, Wallace was nearly turnover-free on the day until he threw two picks in his last four pass attempts.
He had the only touchdown pass of the day, a 28-yarder to Randall Mackey that was a short pass followed by a lot of Mackey.
When the dust settled, the quarterback numbers were fairly similar. Wallace was 10-for-23 with a TD and 2 picks for 134 yards. Barry Brunetti was 12-for-24 for 76 yards, 2 INTs, 0 TDs.
There were drops by receivers too. I’ve had good things to say about Cody Core through the first week of camp, but in the scrimmage he looked more like a true freshman.
There was good news from the freshman running backs with Jaylen Walton and I’Tavius Mathers both turning in good plays.
Mathers led all rushers with 47 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, but he also had a fumble. Walton had a touchdown and 30 yards on seven carries.
Devin Thomas (8 carries, 26 yards) got a lot of work, and Jeff Scott, who took a hit to the head during the week, was held out.
Donte Moncrief is slowing working back into the mix. He had 4 catches for 27 yards but had a couple of other catches he could have made.
Defensively, DL Gilbert Pena had a big day with six tackles, a sack and an interception of a Wallace screen pass on the final play of the day.
Cody Prewitt (from Wallace), Quintavius BurdetteSenquez Golson (Brunetti) also had interceptions. Golson also had a nice PBU in man coverage.