Defense Has Upper Hand at Football Scrimmage
The defense recorded four interceptions and had two fumble recoveries during the scrimmage. Two of the interceptions were run back for touchdowns a 90-yard return by cornerback Paul Pratt and an 85-yard return by linebacker Joshua Mauga.
The offense moved the ball well at times and got into scoring position on multiple drive, but turnovers were costly. The lone offensive touchdown on the day was a 1-yard plunge by running back Kevin Grimes.
Luke Lippincott had a strong day in the backfield, rushing 17 times for 72 yards. Quarterback Nick Graziano was 5-of-15 for 96 yards with one interception. Freshman receiver Chris Wellington had a 43-yard reception and junior Marko Mitchell had a 33-yard catch.
The Wolf Pack will practice twice this week before the annual spring game on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mackay Stadium.
Passing: Nick Graziano 5-15, 96 yards, one interception; Colin Kaepernick 3-9, 47 yards, two interceptions; Tyler Lantrip 4-7, 42 yards, one interception.
Rushing: Luke Lippincott 17-72 yards; Kevin Grimes 10-21 yards, Dwayne Sanders 9-28 yards.
Receiving: Andy McIntosh 2-29 yards; Brian Fludd 2-28 yards; Matt Smith 2-22 yards; Chris Wellington, 1-43 yards; Marko Mitchell 1-33 yards; Art King 1-17 yards; Kyle Sammons 1-7yards; Mike Kannelis 1-5 yards; Vai Taua 1-1 yard.
Scoring Plays: Paul Pratt 90-yard interception return; Joshua Mauga 85-yard interception return; Kevin Grimes 1-yard run.