Offense overwhelms defense in opening scrimmage

The offense overwhelmed the defense in the first Ute scrimmage of fall camp Thursday morning.
One defensive coach was overheard late in the two-hour scrimmage to lament, “touchdown after touchdown after touchdown.”
He was right as the offense scored nine touchdowns in a variety of ways, the majority coming on red zone and two-minute drills.
Both quarterbacks played well, as Jordan Wynn completed 14 of 20 passes for 160 yards, while Terrance Cain, last year’s starter for eight games, was 14 of 16 for 184 yards. Both QBs threw two touchdown passes and Griff Robles added a TD pass, while completing 3 of 5 passes.
Among the running backs, Matt Asiata didn’t play at all and Eddie Wide just carried 4 times, but picked up 67 yards, including a 40-yard TD run. JC transfer Tauni Vakapuna ran for 123 yards on 7 carries, most of it coming on a 92-yard scamper down the sideline.
The top receivers were JC transfer Reggie Dunn, who caught 6 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown and freshman Griffin McNabb, who caught 6 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Brad Clifford caught two touchdown passes, one each from Wynn and Cain.
Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake wasn’t happy with some of the missed assignments and missed tackles, but said he would be more worried if it was the week of the Pitt game.
The Utes will continue two-a-days Friday and have a practice Saturday morning.

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