Terps Spring Football: Practice No. 12
April 17, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Jamarr Robinson led the first team on five scoring drives and Da'Rel Scott capped two of those with touchdown runs to lead a solid offensive attack for the Maryland football team during Saturday's scrimmage at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
Scott had a 15-yard touchdown scamper on the second drive of the day as the offense scored on eight of 15 possessions which started from either its own 5- or 25-yard line, as well as midfield.
Scott also had a 5-yard TD run on a march which was set up by his own 50-yard run and a pair of completions by Robinson.
"I thought we made more improvement on offense," head coach Ralph Friedgen said following the 120-play scrimmage. "They moved the ball pretty well. I thought our execution was good."
Robinson completed 11 of 20 passes for 146 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown pass to Lansford Watson.
"I thought Jamarr played well," Friedgen said. "All three quarterbacks did alright."
O'Brien hit on 10 of 19 passes for 105 yards. He had a 3-yard touchdown pass to LaQuan Williams on one of the three red-zone possessions (starting at defense's 20-yard line).
Scott had a scrimmage-high 109 yards on just seven carries and looked "very explosive" according to Friedgen.
Gary Douglas also had a pair of TD runs, totaling 58 yards on eight carries. Caleb Porzel, working mostly with the third-team offense, had 104 yards on 17 carries. He also saw time on special teams, returning a punt and kickoff for a total of 31 yards.
"We're running the ball better than we did last year," Friedgen said. "Our offensive line protected very well today."
"We held Wujciak out and that has an impact, but I didn't think we tackled the way we're capable of," Friedgen said. "I didn't think our pursuit angles were very good."
Kenny Tate had an interception, picking off a Robinson pass and returning it 20 yards, and the defense broke up three passes and contested a number of others.
"I think our pass defense is getting better," Friedgen said. "Trenton Hughes made a couple of big plays. The offensive line got more push than the defensive line."
Nick Ferrara rebounded from an 0-for-4 performance in last week's first spring scrimmage. He connected on 4 of 7 field goals, including ones from 44 and 42 yards out.
Maryland will practice twice next week in preparation for the annual Red-White Spring Game which is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 (3:30 p.m. kickoff in Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium).
Wujciak on Lott Trophy Watch List: Alex Wujciak was named to the watch list for the 2010 Lott Trophy on Thursday in an announcement by former NFL All-Pro Ronnie Lott and the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. A two-time All-ACC selection (first team in 2009; second team in 2008), Wujciak had 131 tackles in 2009 and ranked eighth nationally in that category (10.9 per game). The senior's 264 career tackles is first among active players in the ACC. Sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the award is given to a player who exhibit's the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. The winner will be announced in December. Visit www.lotttrophy.com/ for the complete watch list.
Freidgen to Play in Chick-fil-A Challenge: Ralph Friedgen and a number of other college football coaches will play in the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament on Tuesday, April 27. Each coach will team with a celebrity alum to compete for $400,000 in scholarship money. Former Terp and NFL quarterback Stan Gelbaugh will play with Friedgen. For more information on the event, visit www.Chick-fil-ABowlChallenge.com.
Football Season Tickets: Season tickets are available for purchase and renewal. A variety of options are available with prices starting as low as $135. There are also family 4-packs available and season-ticket holders have the ability to spread the cost over six monthly installments.
Season-ticket packages for 2010, include games with Florida State, Wake Forest and NC State, as well as the season-opening Navy contest (Sept. 6) at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Fans my call 1-800-IM-A-TERP or click here.
Red Zone Scrimmage
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