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Weak and strong: Georgia Tech

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We move on in our series looking at the weakest and strongest positions on each team in the ACC with Georgia Tech.

Strongest position: Linebacker

Georgia Tech returns three starting linebackers as it transitions full-time into the 4-3 -- Quayshawn Nealy, Jabari Hunt-Days and Brandon Watts. Jeremiah Attaochu, who started last season as a linebacker, moves down to defensive end but has the ability to drop back in coverage as well. This group has the potential to be the best unit in the entire league. Nealy (84), Hunt-Days (79) and Watts (77) finished Nos. 3, 4 and 5 in tackles last season, but their sack numbers and tackles for loss numbers could rise in the new, more aggressive scheme Ted Roof has brought in. Let's also remember that Watts is the only senior in this trio, and the ceiling remains extremely high for Nealy (junior) and Hunt-Days (sophomore) after big-time seasons a year ago.

Weakest position: Receiver

Coach Paul Johnson's concerns about this position have been well documented. The Jackets went into spring practice facing the prospect of relying on true freshmen this fall. That thought was cemented when projected starter Anthony Autry re-injured his knee and could be out for the season. Jeff Greene's decision to transfer at the end of last season leaves Darren Waller as the only receiver on the roster who has made a collegiate reception. Yikes. Now, while it is true the Jackets are primarily a running team, they do need a passing game in order to try to keep defenses honest. And Johnson has spoken repeatedly about the need to improve the passing game. So there is no question this is an area the Jackets are going to have to focus on when their full roster of players starts up practice in the fall.

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Georgia Tech moving on without top WR

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With leading receiver Jeff Greene no longer on the team, Georgia Tech will be down to three wideouts for the Dec. 31 Hyundai Sun Bowl against USC -- Darren Waller, Jeremy Moore and Chris Jackson. The trio has combined for 18 catches this season in the Jackets’ run-based offense. Greene was leading the team with 18 catches for 284 yards and two touchdowns -- an average of 21.8 yards per catch -- when the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported he was no longer with the team.

Coach Paul Johnson confirmed Greene’s mutual departure following Thursday’s practice session.

“Guys have to do what they've gotta do," Johnson said.

The good news for Georgia Tech is that Greene hadn’t started the past four games, so there is other experience available. The Jackets have also used their A-backs, or slot backs, more than the receivers this year. There are still plenty of targets available for quarterback Tevin Washington. As far as receivers go, though, Moore started at Georgia and against Florida State in the ACC championship game, and Jackson started against North Carolina and Duke. Not having Greene for the bowl game will be a loss, but the position will improve next year, as the bulk of experience returns, along with Anthony Autry, who showed some promise in the first eight games before suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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Georgia Tech has receivers, the Jackets just don’t have any career receptions among them this year. Problem? Depends who you ask. Receiver Jeff Greene seems to think they’ll be just fine without Stephen Hill and Tyler Melton. Greene played in 12 games last year as the Jackets’ top backup. I caught up with him recently to get his take on the position.

Here are the highlights of our conversation:

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Jason O. Watson/US PresswireJeff Greene was a backup last season, but this year he'll play a more prominent role as a starting receiver for Georgia Tech.
A lot of fans have been wondering how the receivers will fare without Stephen Hill this year, but expectations are pretty high for you. How do you see your role changing?

Jeff Greene: It’s pretty much just getting an opportunity to go out there and start at the receiver position. Everyone is saying how we haven’t had a catch yet from our receiving corps, and just going out there with the right mindset and trying to make that first play.

How much do you think you guys have improved this summer?

JG: We’ve improved a lot in the weight room and out there on the practice field this summer working with the quarterbacks on our routes and timing. As a whole we’ve improved a lot.

What’s it like being a receiver in such a run-based offense?

JG: Everybody says you won’t get the ball and everything, but really in our offense you can be in one-on-one coverage basically every game, and usually we’re bigger than the cornerbacks so it’s a good matchup between the receivers and DBs every game.

How excited are you to make a name for yourself this year?

JG: Right now I’m very excited to just run out there and make plays and do what I can to make the team better.

What do you think you guys are capable of as a group this year?

JG: Right now our goal is to win every game, go out there, give it our all, give good effort, and hopefully be in that ACC championship at the end of the year.

You guys have a pretty good secondary returning. What’s it been like going against those guys every day?

JG: Oh it’s always a challenge going out there against the DBs. We’re going at it back and forth, but we’re helping each other get better.

How tough has the competition been between the receivers this summer?

JG: Oh it’s always been a tough competition. No one is thinking we already have that No. 1 spot locked up, so we’re trying to make plays and come out on top at the end.

Coach Johnson has talked repeatedly about how it’s going to be important for you guys to pass the ball more efficiently. What do you see that makes you think you guys are capable of doing that this year?

JG: This year we go out there with the mindset that when the ball is in the air, it’s yours, and being able to go up and get the ball no matter where the quarterback throws it, you have to make them look good, so keeping our focus on the ball.

What do you think about Virginia Tech’s defense?

JG: We watched film on them, they’re a good defense and we just have to be on our Ps and Qs against them, don’t take anybody lightly and go 100 percent.

Opening camp: Georgia Tech

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As ACC teams begin to start practicing again, Andrea Adelson and I will have a quick preview of each team to get you caught up on the basics. Next up to open camp …

School: Georgia Tech

Start date: Friday

Predicted finish at media days: Second in the Coastal Division

Biggest storyline: Year 3 under Al Groh. Could this finally be the year the defense gets off the field? Georgia Tech was No. 83 in the country last year in third-down defense and No. 60 in scoring defense. The Jackets should see some significant progress, considering it is the third year in Groh’s 3-4 scheme and the players are familiar with the playbook and what Groh expects of them. Georgia Tech will be missing its leading tackler in Julian Burnett, but Jeremiah Attaochu is one of the better linebackers in the ACC. The secondary is also an experienced group, but Georgia Tech has to replace two of three starters up front. The defense has some questions on its depth chart, but expectations are still higher for Groh’s group.

Biggest position battle: Defensive end. Izaan Cross is a three-year starter, but that’s about all that is certain right now. Emmanuel Dieke and Euclid Cummings were both dead-even on the depth chart following spring practices. Cummings had a good spring, and Dieke is a good pass-rusher at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds. Both will likely end up playing a lot. A fourth player, Chris Crenshaw, will also be pushing for playing time.

Who needs to step up: The receivers. None of them have ever caught a pass in a game, and Georgia Tech needs to improve its passing efficiency this fall. Jeff Greene and Darren Waller are two sophomores who played sparingly last year and should have increased roles. Chris Jackson, a former transfer from Alabama, will also see his first playing time. Jeremy Moore, who has battled injuries throughout his career, should also get more meaningful snaps this year.

Opening camp

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The series continues today with Georgia Tech. The Jackets don't throw it often, but when they do, they need to be more efficient. Can that improve without ...

OUT: WR Stephen Hill. He caught 28 passes for 820 yards in 2011, and decided to leave school early for the NFL draft. Hill, who caught five touchdown passes including one against Utah in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, led all FBS players in yards per reception (29.3, also the highest in school history) and had three 100-yard receiving games. He finished his three-year career with 1,248 receiving yards, which ranks 16th in Georgia Tech history. For his career, Hill averaged 25.47 yards per reception, which would have easily broken the school record, but he fell one reception short of qualifying for the record book (minimum 50 receptions).

IN: Sophomores Darren Waller and Jeff Greene. No really, we’re talking biggest shoes, here. Waller’s size 17 is the largest on the team. He was Hill’s backup last year, but both he and Greene played in 12 games last year as true freshmen, some on special teams. Greene was Tyler Melton’s backup. Both Waller and Greene are still looking for their first career receptions.
We’ve already taken a look at what the recruiting needs were for the Atlantic Division. Let’s shift our attention to the Coastal Division. Here’s a look at where each school’s biggest holes will be in 2012 or are anticipated to be in the near future:

DUKE


Offensive skill positions: After last year’s rare class that didn’t include either a quarterback or running back, both positions are needed in this group. Quarterback Thomas Sirk -- the MVP of the 57th annual Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Football Classic last December -- has already enrolled in school while Shaquille Powell -- a PARADE All-American running back from Las Vegas -- has committed to the program. In addition, with David Cutcliffe’s offense, wide receivers and tight ends also are a priority.

Kicker: Will Snyderwine, who earned first team All-America honors as a junior before struggling through a sub-par season in 2011, graduated, but Duke has a commitment from Ohio native Ross Martin, considered the No. 2 placekicking prospect in the country by ESPN.com.

Safety: With the transition to a 4-2-5 alignment that utilizes three safeties, this becomes an annual point of emphasis. The Blue Devils lose All-American Matt Daniels to graduation.

GEORGIA TECH


Defensive line: This is the most glaring need in the current class. The Yellow Jackets have to replace senior starters Logan Walls (DT) and Jason Peters (DE), but return Izaan Cross (DE) and solid backups T.J. Barnes (DT), Emmanuel Dieke (DE) and Euclid Cummings (DE). The Jackets are expected to sign about 18 players in this year’s class, and five of them should be defensive linemen.

Wide receiver:This is another glaring need after the departures of Stephen Hill, who decided to leave early for the NFL draft, and Tyler Melton. Darren Waller and Jeff Greene, who both played last season as true freshmen, have lots of potential, but the position still needs depth.


MIAMI

Defensive backs: There’s still a lot of depth with this group, and the return of Ray-Ray Armstrong and Vaughn Telemaque helps, but the Canes have to replace two starters in the secondary and have six commits in the current class to help do that.

Defensive line: The Canes have to replace Adewale Ojomo, Micanor Regis, Andrew Smith and Olivier Vernon from last year’s two-deep. The defensive end position was a particular focus in this class.

Receiver: This position lost a lot with the departures of Tommy Streeter, LaRon Byrd and Travis Benjamin. Allen Hurns is now the veteran of the group, along with redshirt senior Kendal Thompkins. There are five receivers currently committed in this class.

Quarterback: Beyond Stephen Morris, Miami has a lot of questions at the position and not a lot of experience. True freshmen Gray Crow and Preston Dewey are already on the roster, along with redshirt sophomore Ryan Williams.

NORTH CAROLINA

Defensive line: This is one of the biggest areas of concern after the departures of Quinton Coples and Tydreke Powell.

Receivers: Larry Fedora’s offense will make good use of this group, but he needs to replace standout Dwight Jones.

Linebackers: This group was thin to begin with in 2011, and now the Heels need to replace outgoing senior Zach Brown. Kevin Reddick is now the main man.

Safety: UNC will have to replace two starters in Matt Merletti, Charles Brown and Jonathan Smith, so this position will have to be rebuilt for the future.

VIRGINIA

Defensive back: This should be the main priority in this class. The Cavaliers will lose four DBs, including two starting safeties in Rodney McCleod and Corey Mosley, and standout cornerback Chase Minnifield. They’ll also miss Dom Joseph, who came in for the nickel packages. Demetrious Nicholson, who started as a true freshman last year, is suddenly the veteran of the group.

Offensive line: The Hoos will have to replace their starting center and left guard. Redshirt freshman center Cody Wallace could get a promotion, and sophomore right guard Luke Bowanko started in the bowl game. They’ve got some big bodies waiting in the wings, but they’ll have some questions to answer here this spring.

Kickers: This position needs to be rebuilt, as the Cavaliers lose Robert Randolph, who finished sixth all time in scoring at UVa, kickoff specialist Chris Hinkebein, and four-year punter Jimmy Howell. The position is wide open heading into the spring.

VIRGINIA TECH

Running back: This one is a no-brainer, as the Hokies have lost four players here in the past two years. David Wilson and his backup, Josh Oglesby, were the latest to depart, and Tony Gregory just had ACL surgery and is out for the spring. The staff likes Michael Holmes, who redshirted last year, and J.C. Coleman enrolled last week.

Receiver: The Hokies will miss Danny Coale and Jarrett Boykin, and next year’s class has three seniors in Dyrell Roberts, D.J. Coles, and Marcus Davis. The future of the position is young, and the staff is still going after several uncommitted players pretty hard.

Defensive line: This year’s class already includes at least five committed defensive linemen, and the Hokies will be particularly thin at noseguard. They had some players graduate early who didn’t play a lot, but at least provided depth.

Linebacker:The Hokies have four committed, and are still chasing another just to build the depth. The staff missed on some recruits at this position last year and would like to make up for it in this class.

ACC injury reports: Week 4

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Here are your updated injury reports from the schools that filed them this week:

BOSTON COLLEGE

The Eagles have opted not to release an injury report this week because they are playing a nonconference opponent, but running back Montel Harris is listed as probable. Coach Frank Spaziani said he plans to play him "for limited reps" if everything went well in Thursday's practice.

CLEMSON


Out
Joe Gore, DE, Knee

Questionable
D.J. Howard, RB, hamstring (suffered in practice Tuesday)

Probable
Andre Ellington, RB, hamstring
Mason Cloy, OG, shoulder
David Smith, OG, shoulder

DUKE

CB Tony Foster (foot) – Probable
CB Ross Cockrell (leg) – Questionable
K Will Snyderwine (foot) – Questionable
WR Tyree Watkins (leg) – Questionable
QB Brandon Connette (upper body) – OUT
LB Britton Grier (illness) – OUT
C Brian Moore (arm) – OUT
RB Desmond Scott (leg) – OUT
RB Josh Snead (foot) – OUT
TE Jack Farrell (leg) – OUT FOR SEASON

FLORIDA STATE

Out
WR Willie Haulstead (head)
OL Henry Orelus (head)
WR Jarred Haggins (hand)
WR Josh Gehres (knee)

Questionable
QB EJ Manuel (shoulder)
WR Bert Reed (ankle)
WR Kenny Shaw (head)
CB Greg Reid (knee)

GEORGIA TECH

Questionable
Jeff Greene, Fr., WR
Preston Lyons, Sr., RB

Out
Morgan Bailey, So., OL
B.J. Bostic, So., AB

Out for year
Fred Holton, So., S
Jimmie Kitchen, r-Fr., DL

MIAMI

Doubtful
Malcolm Bunche-Lower Extremity
Seantrel Henderson-Lower Extremity
Shayon Green-Lower Extremity

Out
Curtis Porter-Upper extremity
Luther Robinson-Lower Extremity

Surgeries/Out for the Season
Blake Ayles-Upper Extremity
Cory White -Lower Extremity

NORTH CAROLINA

Out
Casey Barth, PK, thigh
Devon Ramsay, FB, knee

Doubtful
Josh Adams, WR, illness
Matt Kolojejchick, RB, thigh
Jabari Price, CB, finger

Questionable
Erik Highsmith, WR, ankle
TJ Leifheit, OT, ankle
Terry Shankle, CB, knee

VIRGINIA TECH

Out for Season
Kwamaine Battle (knee)
Dyrell Roberts (arm)

Out
Jarrett Boykin (hamstring)
David Wang (foot)

Probable
J.R. Collins (ankle)

Summer summary: Georgia Tech

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Consider this series your “while-you-were-out” catch-up on the highlights of summer camp for each school in the ACC. Next up, Georgia Tech:

  • Coach Paul Johnson has squashed any notion of a quarterback competition, as Tevin Washington has earned the right to start. But … Synjyn Days and Vad Lee have been right behind him all month and all three could play. It will be interesting to see how Johnson handles their snaps during the season.
  • The B-Back position -- which produced 1,300-yard rushers in 2008, 2009 and 2010 -- remains up for grabs. It looked like senior Preston Lyons could be the starter, but former quarterback David Sims has also made a case, and most within the program think redshirt freshman Charles Perkins is the most talented. It’s another good position battle that should continue to play out into the season.
  • While senior Tyler Melton and junior Daniel McKayhan have been out with nagging injuries, true freshman Jeff Greene looks like he may actually get the starting nod at wide receiver.
  • Defensively, the jury is still out. The offense had its way with the defense in practice the past week. Julian Burnett, Jeremiah Attaoachu, Louis Young and Izaan Cross are all young, very talented players, but whether Georgia Tech gets a pass rush this year remains to be seen.
Most notable injuries: Safety Fred Holton's torn Achilles will likely sideline him for the year. He was competing for a starting job, but more likely the first DB off the bench. Backup guard J.C. Lanier has a stress fracture and is out four to five more weeks. A-back B.J. Bostic has an undisclosed arm injury that will keep him out four weeks.
It was a busy weekend in the ACC. Here's a look back at the highlights from the scrimmages, according to the sports information departments of the teams that provided reports:

BOSTON COLLEGE

Coach Frank Spaziani told reporters after the 70-minute scrimmage that there were some good things, but "it's like a jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces in the box; they're not connected yet."

Offensive highlights:
  • Quarterback Chase Rettig completed 12 of 19 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns. “I think Chase showed the progress he's been making,” Spaziani said. “The obvious things were fine; there were some subtle things he needs to work on.”
  • Rettig connected on passes of 10 yards six times, including a 30-yard pass to Colin Larmond, Jr., a 24-yard touchdown pass down the middle of the field to receiver Bobby Swigert and a 3-yard touchdown pass to senior captain Ifeanyi Momah.
  • Larmond (3 receptions for 53 yards), Swigert (3-for-33), junior receiver Donte Elliott (3-for-37) and redshirt freshman tight end Jarrett Darmstatter (3-for-16) led a total of 12 receivers that registered at least one reception each.
  • Rettig and fellow quarterbacks Mike Marscovetra and Dave Shinskie combined for four touchdowns as Marscovetra went 6-for-9 for 30 yards and a touchdown pass of five yards to junior receiver Hampton Hughes and Shinskie connected on 4-of-5 passes for 38 yards and a touchdown to sophomore tight end Mike Naples.
  • Tailback Rolandan Finch carried the ball 10 times for a total of 30 yards to lead all running backs while sophomore Andre Williams broke free for a 20-yard touchdown run during red zone drills. Williams finished with five attempts for 21 yards and redshirt freshman Tahj Kimble accounted for 20 yards on five carries.
Defensive highlights:
  • Linebacker Nick Clancy and defensive back Sean Sylvia led the team with four tackles each.
  • Sophomore linebacker Jake Sinkovec had one interception and one fumble recovery.
CLEMSON

Quarterback Tajh Boyd had an impressive performance, as he completed 10 of 12 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown to highlight the new offense in Clemson’s 75-play scrimmage in Memorial Stadium on Saturday morning.

Offensive highlights:
  • Boyd completed each of his final eight passes to six different receivers. He threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to receiver DeAndre Hopkins, then connected on a 3-yard score to Dwayne Allen in a goal-line situation.
  • Allen had three receptions for 66 yards, including a diving catch over the middle for 14 yards and a first down. Brandon Ford had three receptions for 37 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown pass from Cole Stoudt.
  • Stoudt was 4-of-14 passing, but threw for 71 yards and two touchdowns, one to Ford and one to Bryce McNeal (23 yards).
  • Rod McDowell was the leading rusher with four carries for 68 yards, including a 39-yarder on his first carry of the day. Andre Ellington had five rushes for 41 yards and added two receptions, while freshman Mike Bellamy had five carries for 40 yards.
Defensive highlights:
  • The first-team defense did not allow a scoring drive.
  • Martin Jenkins led the team with seven tackles, including a tackle for loss.
  • Corico Hawkins had five tackles and a fumble recovery, while freshman defensive end Corey Crawford had five stops, including a sack.
Special teams highlights:
  • Clemson’s three kickers, Chandler Catanzaro, Ammon Lakip and Brian Symmes were a combined 16-of-16 on the day in field goal attempts and extra points against a live rush.
Notable:
  • Three Tigers missed the scrimmage because they were going through graduation exercises across the street from Memorial Stadium in Littlejohn Coliseum. Starting offensive tackle Landon Walker, starting safety Rashard Hall and reserve defensive end Kourtnei Brown all graduated from Clemson on Saturday. It was especially noteworthy for Hall, who has been at Clemson just three years. He joins Nick Eason (now in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals) as the only scholarship football players to graduate with two years of athletic eligibility remaining.
  • Four players missed the scrimmage due to injury. Those players were defensive back Xavier Brewer (sprained foot), defensive back Garry Peters (bruised calf), Andre Branch (head injury), DeShawn Williams (sprained ankle).
GEORGIA TECH

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson had mixed reviews after the Yellow Jackets' first scrimmage, which ran 90 minutes inside Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday morning.

"It was like a lot of first scrimmages, there were way too many balls on the ground and way too many penalties," Johnson said. "But we hit some big plays. When you play against each other there's positives and negatives on both sides. It's a starting place and we'll look at it and try to make some improvements."

Offensive highlights:
  • While no official statistics were kept, quarterback Tevin Washington passed for well over 100 yards, including a 63-yarder to senior A-back Roddy Jones. Redshirt freshman quarterback Synjyn Days threw the only touchdown of the day, to true freshman Jeff Greene.
  • Greene ran with the first unit Saturday as most of the veterans -- junior Stephen Hill, senior Tyler Melton, sophomore Jeremy Moore and junior Daniel McKayhan -- all sat out with injuries.
  • Washington scored the only other touchdown Saturday on a 1-yard QB keeper.
Defensive highlights:
  • Defensive end Emmanuel Dieke had a sack, true freshman Jamal Golden intercepted a Vad Lee pass, and Steven Sylvester and Isaiah Johnson both recovered fumbles.
Special teams highlights:
  • Sophomore Justin Moore booted a 45-yard field goal on his only attempt.
  • David Scully's 52-yard attempt was long enough, but just wide left.
MIAMI

The most important news out of Miami's first scrimmage was that quarterbacks Jacory Harris and Stephen Morris combined for five touchdown passes and only one interception. That sounds like improvement. Miami's quarterbacks combined for 407 passing yards on 38-of-52 passing for six touchdowns and only one interception.

Offensive highlights:
  • Receiver Tommy Streeter had the best offensive day for the Canes, catching five passes for 71 yards and three touchdowns, two of which came from Harris.
  • Lamar Miller had runs of 16 and 31 yards on the opening drive.
Defensive highlights:
  • Senior defensive back JoJo Nicolas led all defenders with eight tackles (six solo), with two tackles for loss.
  • Ramon Buchanan and freshman Gionni Paul and each had six total tackles, with Paul also recording a tackle for loss.
  • The defense totaled eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a total loss of 29 yards
VIRGINIA TECH

The Hokies' offense was the highlight, but what does that mean for the defense? Coach Frank Beamer pointed out that there were some long plays allowed, as the offense racked up 398 yards of total offense in the 78-play scrimmage at Lane Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The touchdowns came against Tech's second- or third-team defense, though, so the jury is still out.

"I thought it was a good first scrimmage -- better than most," Beamer said, according to the team's scrimmage report. "You take into consideration that you're trying to get everyone some work, people who don't know quite what they're doing, and that makes things a little ragged. I thought overall, though, it was a sharp scrimmage. The quarterbacks made some nice plays and Wilson got a couple of long plays against the defense, and we need to see what's going on there. Overall, the effort was good and the play was good."

Offensive highlights:
  • Backup quarterback Mark Leal led the quarterbacks with 116 yards passing, completing 6 of 13. He also threw an interception. Beamer said Leal is No. 2 on the depth chart behind Logan Thomas. Ju-Ju Clayton, who has dropped to No. 3 on the depth chart, completed 6 of 10 for 51 yards, while starter Thomas completed 4 of 8 for 79 yards, with an interception, in limited action.
  • Tailback David Wilson scored against the Hokies' second-team defense on a 22-yard run. Wilson led all rushers with 57 yards on five carries. Freshman Michael Holmes added 54 yards rushing on a game-high 11 carries.
Defensive highlights:
  • Freshman tackle Luther Maddy led the team with eight tackles, including two for a loss, and a sack. Freshman Michael Cole added six tackles, while Telvion Clark and Jack Tyler each finished with four.
  • Barquell Rivers had three tackles and an interception.
  • Jayron Hosley and freshman Ronny Vandyke also had interceptions. Hosley intercepted a Logan Thomas pass, while Vandyke intercepted a Trey Gresh attempt.
Special teams highlights:
  • The kickers connected on 5-of-6 attempts. Cody Journell hit from 35, 22 and 35 yards, while Justin Myer drilled a 52-yarder and a 28-yarder. "Cody's kicking extremely well," Beamer said. "Myer has a load of potential, and he needs to win some of the kicking contests during the week. That shows consistency, and that's where he is right now. Cody is usually winning it or right in the running at the end."

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