Thursday, August 23, 2007

Final Scrimmage shows progress...

I feel the last scrimmage before the season starts showed the offense finally beginning to "mesh." I am looking forward to that game in a little over a week. It seems the backup QB questions was answered yesterday when Chris Smelley threw for 169 yards and three touchdowns and capped the scoring on the only two drives where the Gamecock offense drove the length of the field to score. Key injuries to watch but are not serious - Mike Davis, Jasper Brinkley and Bobby Wallace. All 3 should be a go for game 1.

Sidenote--I am liking Wes Saunders as the TE in our offense scheme, he has put up some good numbers this preseason. He and Jared Cook should be two to watch this season to sneak a TD in there a few times. I know old man Andy Boyd will start the season but that is probably going to be short lived and as a gesture of respect for the 6th year senior; after that it should be the Saunders and Cook show.

Here are the stats from the last scrimmage before the season starts:

PASSING:
Chris Smelley 16-12-1-169; Blake Mitchell 12-8-0-78; Tommy Beecher 6-4-0-20; Kenny McKinley 1-0-0-0.
TOTALS: 35-24-1-267.

RUSHING:
Brian Maddox 5-40; Mike Davis 6-23; Patrick DiMarco 5-12; Bryan Kingrey 2-12; Tommy Beecher 3-(-4); Chris Smelley 1-(-6); Blake Mitchell 4-(-7).
TOTALS: 26-70.

RECEIVING:
Chris Culliver 4-68; Weslye Saunders 2-56; Taylor Rank 2-23; Larry Freeman 2-13; Clark Gaston 2-7; Matt Clements 2-6; Mark Barnes 1-19; Nick Prochak 1-18; Moe Brown 1-11; Kenny McKinley 1-9; Robert Pavlovic 1-9; Mike Davis 1-8; Paul Haile 1-7; Patrick DiMarco 1-6; Dion Lecorn 1-4; Lanard Stafford 1-3.
TOTALS: 24-267.

1 comment:

danny bored said...

Smelley for hesiman!!!!!!!