Aug. 10, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - After a morning practice in helmets and shoulder pads, the Boilermakers headed over to Ross-Ade Stadium for the first time during fall camp for the Kick Scrimmage. The black team, led by punter Cody Webster and kicker Paul Griggs and coached by Jafar Williams, beat the gold, coached by Marcus Freeman, 30-15.
Griggs went 9 for 13 on field goals with a long of 49 yards which came on his final attempt. He hit his final three field goals of the scrimmage, all over 40 yards. Griggs started the day with a miss from 48 yards. He responded by making four in a row from 27, 31, 34, and 36 yards. He also connected from 27 and 32 yards on the day with the 27 yarder being set up when the gold team attempted a fake punt. Greg Latta took the snap as the up-back, but Ricardo Allen read it perfectly and forced a fumble. B.J. Knauf recovered it for the black team and returned it to the 10 yard-line to set up the Griggs kick.
On the gold side, Sam McCartney went 5 for 9 on the day with made field goals from 31, 32, 34, 35, and 39 yards. His misses came from 37, 38, 44, and 45 yards out. Thomas Meadows made the longest field goal of the day as he connected on a 51-yarder near the end of the scrimmage. He went 1 for 2 with his miss coming from 47 yards.
Knauf scored for the black team on the final play of the scrimmage. After Meadows boomed a 50-yard punt, his second of at least 50 yards for the day, Knauf fielded the ball at his own 48-yard line and cut from the left side of the field to the right and ran untouched down the sideline for a touchdown.
Cody Webster, a member of the Ray Guy Award watch list for the nation's best punter, had a decent day. He booted a handful of punts on the day with his first going 39 yards and being downed at the 9-yard line. Webster's second punt went 45 yards and the third 37 yards with both being downed at the 15-yard line. Webster's final punt was a beauty as the black team punted from the gold's 43-yard line. His kick landed inside the 2-yard line before backing up to the five.
Head coach Darrell Hazell talked to the media following the scrimmage and his interview can be found below. Griggs, Meadows, and long snappers Jesse Schmitt and John Bednar also talked to the media and their interviews can also be found below.