Offense Beats Defense in Jersey Scrimmage
Aug. 20, 2016

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The offense beat the defense 71-50 in Saturday’s Jersey Scrimmage. The sides squared off in the modified-scoring system scrimmage for bragging rights, as well as the black practice jersey.

Quarterback David Blough had success under center for the Boilermakers, completing 11 of his 14 pass attempts for 187 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Elijah Sindelar and Jared Sparks both threw one touchdown pass and no interceptions, with Sindelar completing 10 of 21 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown and Sparks going 10 of 18 for 148 yards and a score.

Wide receivers Domonique Young and Terrance Landers both found the end zone twice. Young had the first two touchdown receptions of the afternoon, hauling in scoring catches from 18 and 4 yards out. Landers’ touchdowns were from 27 and 36 yards. Gregory Phillips also had a touchdown catch, finishing the day with one catch for 49 yards and the score.

Tario Fuller had a strong day in the backfield. He carried the ball eight times for 40 yards, with a long of 19 yards where he bounced off of would-be tacklers. Richie Worship had his power on display, rushing 11 times for 38 yards and a touchdown. On the day, the offense rushed 65 times for 129 yards, which included 11 sacks by the defense.

Defensively, Evan Panfil paced the defense with seven tackles. Antonio Blackmon, Danny Ezechukwu and C.J. Parker each had five tackles. Antoine Miles and Wes Cook both had two sacks. Eddy Wilson finished with 1.5 sacks, while Jimmy Herman also got to the quarterback once. Garrett Hudson had a pair of tackles for loss.

The offense and defense both played a little bit shorthanded by choice. Head coach Darrell Hazell largely held out running back Markell Jones, receiver DeAngelo Yancey and tackles Martesse Patterson and Cameron Cermin. The defense mostly kept Jake Replogle and Ja’Whaun Bentley on the sideline.

Saturday’s scrimmage wrapped up fall camp for the Boilermakers. Regular practice begins next week and Hazell told the media after the scrimmage that he would like to name a starting quarterback by Monday.




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