Trevor Wright, Henrique Ribeiro Shine in UTC Scrimmage

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Junior quarterback Jacob Huesman opened Friday’s scrimmage with a 13-yard touchdown pass to senior end Faysal Shafaat and kicker Henrique Ribeiro ended the 83-play scrimmage on a hgh note with a 56-yard field goal.

In between, true freshman Trevor Wright returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown.

“Trevor is going to play this season and he had a good camp for us,” said UTC head football coach Russ Huesman.

Also on defense, redshirt freshman Taylor Reynolds had a quarterback sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, while Davis Tull, Josh Freeman and Daniel Ring also had QB sacks.

Twelve different playew caught at least one pass led by Shafaat with two catches for 28 yards and the one score and Wil Young with a pair of catches for 31 yards.

Huesman led all rushers with 48 yards on five carries, while fellow QB Tyler Roberson gained 32 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns.

Saturday’s Practice: The Mocs return to Scrappy Moore Field for a 2:45 p.m. practice, the last in pre-season camp … The Mocs have the team photo Sunday and fall classes start Monday.

83 plays

Passing
Jacob Huesman – 8/10 – 72 yards – 2TDs
Alejandro Bennifield – 8/10 – 78 yards
Tyler Roberson – 2/9 – 16 yards – INT
Xavier Johnson – 1-1 – 7 yards

Rushing
Jacob Huesman – 5-48
Tyler Roberson – 11-32 – 2TDs
Derrick Craine – 10-31
Richardre Bagley – 6-29
Marquis Green – 3-18 – TD
Alejandro Bennifield – 3-(-2)
Keon Williams – 1-4
DeJuan McQuarters – 1-2
Shaqualm McCoy – 2-6

Receiving
Wil Young – 2-31
Faysal Shafaat – 2-28 – TD
Bailey Lenoir – 1-21
Kevin Niethammer – 2-20
C.J. Board – 2-20
Tommy Hudson – 2-16
Penny Smith – 1-12
DeJuan McQuarters – 2-8
Malcolm Colvin – 1-8 – TD
Bingo Morton – 1-7
Marquis Green – 2-5
Derrick Craine – 1-(-3)

Defense
PBU – Whit Shelton
QBH –
Keionta Davis, D.J. Prather
Sack –
Josh Freeman, Taylor Reynolds, Daniel Ring, Davis Tull
TFL –
Taylor Reynolds (1.5), Tavon Lawson, Trevor Wright (0.5)
INT –
Trevor Wright (56-yard pick-6)



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