Ivory's first score came on a 1-yard-run and his second score was an impressive 15-yard effort. Both scores were with the second team offense.
As for the rest of the offense, Sturdy noted that the first-, second- and third-string units each was able to put together at least one good drive, but he was quick to point out that all of those drives sputtered due to mental mistakes.
GARY ROGERS FIRES AS ASSISTANT COACH RICH RASMUSSEN LOOKS ON.
Starting quarterback Gary Rogers took most of the snaps and completed 9-of-21 passes for 98 yards and no TDs or INTs. The weather was cold and windy with a touch of snow, so those numbers are perhaps more impressive than they look.
Running back Logwone Mitz had the play of the day, ripping off a 46-yard gain early in the scrimmage. He also nabbed a 12-yard pass and was shoved out of bounds just short of the end zone. Both he and fellow back Marcus Richmond exited the scrimmage early with what are believed to be non-serious injuries.
Tight end Devin Frischknecht, the heir apparent to Jed Collins, had a nifty catch, hauling in a 15-yard Rogers pass amid tight coverage. He was one of 10 receivers with at least one grab during the scrimmage. Sophomore Daniel Blackledge was the pacesetter with three receptions for 27 yards.
Backup QBs Kevin Lopina (3-5, 38 yards, 1 INT), Marshall Lobbestael (3-5, 53 yards) and Cole Morgan (0-4, 1 INT) each split time with the second and third units. Freshman J.T. Levenseller saw action late, but did not throw a pass.
Lobbestael found receiver Randy Johnson for the catch of the day, a one-handed grab covering 35 yards.
MARSHALL LOBBESTAEL: 3 OF 5.
Linebacker Marshal Pirtz also had an interception, picking off a Morgan pass dropped by receiver Michael Willis. Later in the scrimmage Pirtz sniffed out a run play and stopped it deep in the backfield. The redshirt freshman from Boise has spent most of his time this spring with the second unit.
Andy Mattingly, the linebacker-turned-defensive end, posted one of the four sacks the defense registered. Also finding the quarterbacks were LB Cory Evans, DE Bob Hilgert and DT Adam Hineline.
Their production is indicative of the struggles the offensive line is having in the Cougs' zone blocking schemes in the transition to the no-huddle .
"It's a simple scheme, we're just not executing it right now," said offensive line coach Harold Etheridge.
ANDREW ROXAS BLOCKS LUKE HANSELL.
Etheridge said he's been impressed by the way Alfred is playing, but the other veterans aren't where they need to be.
HEAD COACH PAUL Wulff was succinct when asked for his assessment after the scrimmage. "We've got a lot of work to do," he said, adding "offensively the ones were okay at times. Our depth isn't where it needs to be. We're going to make some mistakes and we know that."
One bright spot, he said, was the defense playing better than they did in the first scrimmage.
NOTABLE SCRIMMAGE NOTES:
• Walk on junior running back Jace Perry had a pair of nice first-down runs. He finished the day with 9 carries for 43 yards.
• Back up defensive backs Myron Bell, Eric Block, Easton Johnson and Tyrone Justin each took turns with the ones.
• Defensive end Jesse Feagin suffered a knee injury midway through the scrimmage and did not return. There was no word on the severity of the injury.
• The placekickers, working against a driving wind, took a pounding. The trio of Wade Penner, Patrick Rooney and Matt Myers went a collective 2 for 6 from 37 yards out.
• Punters Reid Forrest and Dan Wagner each punted twice, with the longest – 45 yards -- coming from Forrest at 45 yards.
CLASH OF THE TITANS: RECEIVER BRANDON GIBSON AND LINEBACKER GREG TRENT.
AND THE WINNER IS ....