PROVO — Today’s scrimmage featured extended work for those battling for spots on the two-deep roster. The assumed starting defense didn’t scrimmage save for Spencer Hadley, who saw reps at Sam linebacker.
Most of the assumed starters on offense played, however, and did well — scoring three touchdowns and a field goal during a very hot afternoon at LaVell Edwards stadium.
Riley Nelson received the first set of reps and moved the offense 75 yards for a touchdown. Nelson went 5-6 for 59 yards which included a 14-yard touchdown pass to JD Falslev. Highlights of the set included a 15-yard reception by Jordan Smith during a third-and-long situation, and sacks recorded by Zac Stout and Remington Peck.
The offense sputtered a bit on the second set with James Lark going 2-3 for 15 yards on completions to Kurt Henderson and Adam Hine.
Riley Nelson went 1-2 for 16 yards during the third set. His lone pass was completed to tight end Austin Holt. Kevan Bills ended the set with a sack.
Jason Munns saw his first work of the day and responded well. He went 3-4 for 28 yards. The play of the set was made by receiver Brett Thompson, who laid out for a 10-yard catch during a third-and-long situation. Richard Wilson dropped a would-be touchdown in the endzone which led to Riley Stephenson making good on a 32-yard field goal. Jamaal Williams received cheers when he broke off a 15-yard run around the edge of the defense.
Riley Nelson guided the offense again and missed on his only pass attempt. A holding penalty and a sack held the offense in check.
Taysom Hill saw his first work of the afternoon and went 1-2 for five yards.
The longest set of the day belonged to James Lark who went 6=10 for 49 yards — guiding the offense steadily down the field for the touchdown. Jamaal Williams accounted for the score on a four-yard run up the middle. Receiver Dylan Collie had a great reception on the sideline during a third-and-long situation to set up Williams’ TD run.
Ammon Olsen saw limited work and completed his lone pass attempt to Hine for 15 yards.Taysom Hill then guided the offense 83 yards for a touchdown. Hill went 3-5 during his set for 83 yards which included a 37-yard touchdown strike to receiver Terenn Houk. Houk started the drive off with a 30-yard reception. Thompson contributed a 16-yard grab during the set.