Weekend rewind: Scrimmage highlights


Ahh, scrimmages. They're almost like real games, right? Nope. Still, something to hold us over.

Here's a look back at the weekend scrimmages for schools that provided scrimmage reports:


There's a running back other than Montel Harris capable of making some plays. True freshman Andre Williams led the running game with seven carries for 59 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown run.

Quarterback Dave Shinskie completed 9 of 14 pass attempts for 81 yards and a touchdown. Senior tight end Jordon McMichael led all receivers with four catches for 23 yards.

Defensively, true freshman linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis led the Eagles with five tackles. Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Dillon Quinn made three sacks, which should be an encouraging sign to a line in need of some help.

Redshirt freshman kicker Nate Freese went 2-for-3, making from 24 and 44, but missing a 46-yarder off the left upright. Junior Ryan Quigley made from 33 and missed from 34.


Quarterback Kyle Parker threw three touchdowns passes -- two to running back Andre Ellington -- in Clemson’s two-hour scrimmage in Death Valley on Saturday morning. It was the second scrimmage for the Tigers.

Parker completed 10-of-14 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns. He led the first-team offense to four touchdowns overall. Roderick McDowell led the rushers with 12 carries for 127 yards on the ground, including a 12-yard touchdown run and a 53-yard run early in the scrimmage.

Terrance Ashe led the receivers with five catches for 76 yards, including a 44-yard completion from Parker.

The defense was led by Brandon Maye, who had six tackles, including a tackle for loss and a diving backwards interception from his linebacker position.


Quarterback Joshua Nesbitt was the highlight of the Jackets' scrimmage. He opened the scrimmage with a 70-yard scoring drive and had a two-yard touchdown run and a six-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Hill. Defensively, true freshman Louis Young and sophomore linebacker Julian Burnett had interceptions.


The kickers were the highlight of the second scrimmage, as the offense didn't score a touchdown. Part of that was because the coaching staff stopped drives inside the 20, because the staff hasn't installed its entire red-zone package. The staff is expected to make a decision on its backup quarterback situation soon.

Here are the Hokies' stats leaders from Saturday:


Darren Evans 12-60

David Wilson 6-33

Ryan Williams 4-18


Logan Thomas 9-17-0-82

Tyrod Taylor 5-7-0-42

Ju-Ju Clayton 3-8-0-36


Marcus Davis 2-15

Austin Fuller 2-20


Chris Hazley made four: 29 yards, 43, 48 and 31


Derek DiNardo, 6


The Deacs scrimmaged for 90 minutes on Saturday in the first of three scrimmages, and the quarterback race continues.


Josh Harris 5-76 and 1 TD

Skylar Jones 10-44

Patrick Thompson 7-29


Tanner Price 8-13 for 82 yards

Patrick Thompson 3-10 for 61 yds and an INT

Ted Stachitas 5-of-8 for 95 yds and 1 TD

Skylar Jones 4-of-7 for 27 yds

Brendan Cross 2-of-3 for 16 yds


Devon Brown 4-67

Marshall Williams 3-79


Jimmy Newman made three, 27 yards, 38 and 25


Justin Jackson, 7

Freshman Joe LaBarbera intercepted Thompson late in the scrimmage and returned it 25 yards.