Bramlet brothers combine for two TDs in scrimmage

Updated: August 16, 2003, 7:06 PM ET

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Quarterback Casey Bramlet and his younger brother combined for two touchdowns in Wyoming's first fall scrimmage Saturday that also featured some stellar defensive plays.

The senior Bramlet completed 9 of 16 passes for 80 yards, hitting Ryan McGuffey on a 19-yard pass for the score during the first offensive unit's time on the field. His brother, Corey, was 12 of 17 for 101 and scored on a 17-yard pass to receiver Jason Amos.

Wide receiver Jovon Bouknight also scored on a 12-yard reverse, and the kicking team made 9 of 14 field goal attempts.

"For a first scrimmage, and to be where we are, we're very pleased," Glenn said following the practice. "I think we answered a lot of questions. We know we have work to do, but we are happy to be where we are."

Glenn said he was particularly pleased with his defense, which allowed no big drives and was led by senior linebacker Tyler Gottschalk's nine tackles. Gottschalk also broke up a pass attempt.

Safety Jay McNeal also had nine tackles while freshman Adam Diehl forced the scrimmage's only fumble, which was recovered by freshman lineman Jake Mayes.

"I also liked what I saw from Chris Dixon at corner," Glenn said. "He made a couple of very nice plays. He has really improved himself, and has become a very good leader for us."

Freshmen Jacob Doss and Zach Weidenaar also got a chance at quarterback Saturday, with Doss hitting 3 of 4 passes for 21 yards and Weidenaar scrambling for 38 yards in the day's best run.

Junior J.J. Raterink was 3 of 6 for 16 yards.

"Casey's the real deal," Glenn said, "which we know. But I thought all of the quarterbacks did some pretty good things. J.J. did a good job, Zach scrambled well, and Doss throws a nice ball."

The top target was redshirt freshman receiver Jarreau Grant, who caught five balls for 47 yards. Amos and McGuffey each had four catches for 41 and 37 yards, respectively.

Freshman tight end Spencer Miller and redshirt freshman running back Dan Marshall each caught three balls.

On the ground, redshirt freshman Ivan Harrison carried 11 times for 44 yards while Weidenaar ran just once and gained 38 yards on a scramble. Marshall carried seven times for 32 yards.

"I thought our screens worked well today," Glenn said. "McGuffey made a nice touchdown play on the screen, and Ivan looked real shifty in space on his screen play. I also liked the fact that we had just one turnover, and that was probably questionable on a late whistle. No interceptions, that's a very good thing."

Seven players missed Saturday's scrimmage due to injury, including running back Derek Armah and linebacker Randy Tscharner. Freshman corner Derrick Martin suffered a neck stinger, but was recovering.

"Every time we talk about a scrimmage, the first thing we mention is our health," Glenn said. "I'm happy to report this was a very successful scrimmage in that regard. We all walked off the field on our own two feet."

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