But Rolandan Finch rose to the challenge Saturday, carrying the ball 27 times for 196 yards and hauling in four catches for 38 yards in the offense's 68-58 win over the defense.
The scoring system for the game went as follows: First downs (one point), explosive plays of 25 yards or more (two points), sacks (one point), pass breakups (one point) and turnovers (three points).
The offense concluded its first spring under coordinator Doug Martin, who is bringing a more up-tempo approach to a unit that finished 112th nationally in 2011.
Returning starting quarterback Chase Rettig completed 13 of 23 passes for 120 yards, one touchdown and two picks. Josh Bordner concluded a strong spring by going 8-of-18 for 159 yards and two scores. Both signal-callers were victims of Ameer Richardson interceptions, as the redshirt freshman picked off each quarterback on consecutive series.
Sophomore James McCaffrey also had two picks, in addition to a fumble recovery and three tackles. Kicker Joey Launceford stepped in at defensive back and had a pick of his own, returning an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in the second half.