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Utes Look Lively in Scrimmage

DeVonte Christopher caught three passes for 59 yards in Tuesday's scrimmage.

DeVonte Christopher caught three passes for 59 yards in Tuesday's scrimmage.

Aug. 14, 2012


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The Utes cleaned up their act in a 75-play scrimmage in Rice-Eccles Stadium this morning and left their coach pleased. "We were much cleaner overall than in our first scrimmage. We had better execution on offense, took good care of the ball, tackled better and our kicking game improved," said Whittingham.

Jordan Wynn held his ground at quarterback, completing 6-of-9 passes for 85 yards, while Travis Wilson was 4-of-9 passing for 30 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Westlee Tonga. Jon Hays connected on 3-of-6 passes for 37 yards and a 9-yard touchdown strike to Sean Fitzgerald.

Showing off his big arm was redshirt freshman Adam Schulz, who shredded the No. 3 defense with 8-of-9 passing for 153 yards and three touchdowns. The scrimmage ended on Schulz's 62-yard pass play to true freshman Brian Allen.

DeVonte Christopher led the receivers with three catches for 59 yards and Dres Anderson broke loose for three receptions for 42 yards. John White again watched running mates Jarrell Oliver (16 rushes, 53 yards), Kelvin York (7 rushes for 25 yards and 1 TD), James Poole (5 rushes, 19 yards) and Lucky Radley (3 rushes, 77 yards). Radley broke off a huge 66-yard run during the "backed up" drills, starting deep in his own territory and crossing midfield before pulling up lame with a hamstring injury and getting tackled.

Radley was one of four Utes who left the scrimmage with injuries. Others were Quade Chappuis with a minor shoulder injury, Jacoby Hale (hamstring) and Hunter Dimick (thigh).

The defense recorded five sacks and 11 total tackles for loss, while forcing two fumbles and breaking up a pair of passes.

Three Utes also appear settled in at new positions: Hale at defensive end (from linebacker), Travis Still at linebacker (from defensive back) and Tanqueray Towns at cornerback (from receiver).

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