The Gold Team, offering the No. 1 offense and No. 2 defense, captured a 14-nine victory over the Brown Team, made from the No. 2 offense and No. 1 defense, in Wyoming’s Annual Brown and Gold Spring Game on Saturday.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Sean Chambers helped lead his Gold Team to the win with the aid of finishing nine of 16 passes (fifty six.Three percent) for 139 yards, no interceptions and one touchdown on a 19-backyard TD pass to senior huge receiver C.J. Johnson. Sophomore quarterback Tyler Vander Waal finished 12 of 25 passes (forty eight.Zero percent) for 122 yards, no interceptions and no touchdowns for the Brown Team. Redshirt freshman QB Ryan Marquez finished 1 of 2 passes (50.Zero percentage) for 6 yards for the Gold Squad and threw the one interception of the day through both offenses.
Leading the manner in receiving for the Gold Offense was senior John Okwoli, with four receptions for 26 yards. Junior Ayden Eberhardt had two catches for fifty-three yards, and Johnson had caught for forty-seven yards, together with his 19-backyard TD reception. The No. 2 offense on the Brown Team saw redshirt freshman extensive receiver Wyatt Wieland capture six passes for 70 yards. Also for the Brown offense, redshirt freshman wide receiver Chance, Hofer stuck passes for 25 yards. Junior wide receiver Dontae Crow had receptions for 17 yards and one run of 55 yards on a jet sweep.
In speakme about the overall performance of his receivers, Bohl said, “I concept there were a few appropriate things. Rocket (Raghib Ismail Jr.) while he touched the ball he made a pair of human beings omit. I notion Ayden Eberhardt did a few top matters. Jackson Marcotte (redshirt freshman tight quit) we believe has a virtually shiny destiny. Wyatt Wieland did some proper matters, as properly, and like I stated I notion C.J. (Johnson) made a pleasant play on the landing.”
The scoring started for the Gold Team whilst junior running again Jeff Burroughs scored on a two-backyard TD run inside the 2d quarter that becomes accompanied through a success factor after touchdown through senior area-kicker Cooper Rothe. Later inside the 2d sector, redshirt freshman running back Austin Clemetson carried the ball in from one-backyard out for the Brown Team, but Rothe neglected the extra point and the rating changed into 7-6 in favor of Gold. Later in the second region, Chambers and Johnson connected on the 19-yard landing bypass. Rothe’s more factor gave the Gold Squad a 14-6 halftime lead.
In the 0.33 sector, Rothe, who led the kingdom in area-purpose percent a yr in the past at 94.0 percentage (sixteen of 17 area dreams), linked on a 52-yard attempt for the Brown Team to drag them within five points at 14-nine. But there was no scoring the rest of the manner and Gold captured the win.
“I notion our quarterbacks did pretty well these days,” said head train Craig Bohl. “I understand we had a pick out (interception) in there, but I idea they placed the ball where they had to. I notion Sean (Chambers) had an awesome day. We didn’t perform with our pinnacle strolling backs, but I preferred the guys who had been obtainable and the effort they gave us.”
Bohl had said earlier in this very last week of Spring Practice that he and his workforce could be releasing a depth chart next week. But he becomes asked through media after the Spring Game on Saturday to evaluate the quarterback competition between redshirt freshman Chambers and sophomore Vander Waal.
“I’m constantly going to order judgment, but I thought he (Chambers) played nicely nowadays,” stated Bohl. “I concept Tyler (Vander Waal) did a few proper things, however, Sean went into this Spring Game number one, and I idea he performed pretty nicely.”
As a observe as much as that, Bohl was asked how Chambers passing talents had advanced from the closing season through Spring Practice.
“We’ve spread out the playbook,” stated Bohl. “There had been a few things we confirmed these days that we hadn’t ultimate 12 months. I suppose his (Chambers’) accuracy has progressed. Certainly closing year, both Sean and Tyler had been cellular quarterbacks. We did a few greater drop returned recreation nowadays, that’s honestly a huge, huge part of what we do offensively. So a great deal of what we did with Sean ultimate year become play-action pass. I assume he’s also knowing more what we’re doing offensively.”
On protection, one location that Bohl had stated he turned into searching ahead to comparing inside the Spring Game changed into the play of his safety organization. The Cowboys misplaced their four-yr beginning safetiesMarcus Epps and Andrew Wingard to graduation after ultimate season. Epps became in fact drafted on Saturday in the sixth spherical by way of the Minnesota Vikings. One of the Cowboy veterans vying to take over at loose safety for Epps is junior Braden Smith, who got here up with the one interception of Saturday’s Spring Game for the Brown Team. Bohl become asked if Smith had solidified his spot at the top of the loose safety role.
“Well, I think so,” said Bohl. “He (Smith) has had a terrific spring. Both he and Alijah(Halliburton, senior strong safety) have performed plenty. We’re going to expect the ones, men, pushing forward. It changed into first-rate to look Marcus Epps get drafted today. I turned into truly satisfied approximately that while you’re speaking about safeties.
“There turned into a few quite precise, aggressive protective play nowadays. I idea we did some excellent things defensively. Being an antique shielding teach though — C.J. Johnson made a pleasant size for a touchdown, however, we in all likelihood ought to have made an address there. I’ll test that on tape, however, we’ve made progress.”