August 22, 2008

Scrimmage Yields Good Results On Both Sides

GREELEY, Colo. - Both sides of the ball showed marked improvement in the final scrimmage of fall camp on Friday morning. The Northern Colorado offense scored four touchdowns, all coming late in the scrimmage, while the defense forced three fumbles, including returning one for a touchdown and three interceptions.

"There was good communication today," said Head Coach Scott Downing. "They self-corrected plays in the huddle without the coaches input and we saw explosive plays on both sides of the ball. Execution was good on both offense and defense and I hope it continues to improve."

The defense started out the morning on fire, forcing two fumbles and recording a sack in the first three drives, but the offense retaliated, scoring four touchdowns late in the morning.

Starting quarterback Bryan Waggener hit receivers Cory Fauver and Matt McDonnell for one touchdown each, while running backs DC Wilson and Andy Muns also crossed the goal line. Defensively, John Eddy forced two fumbles, while Max Hewitt returned a fumble 45 yards for a defensive touchdown.

The Bears open their season on Sept. 6 at Purdue in a noon kickoff (Central time).

Passing                                 C-A-I      Yds         TD

Bryan Waggener              10-18     104         3

Matt Baca                            6-9          91           1

James Schrenk                  3-8          14           0

Dylan Orms                         1-10-3   3              0


Rushing                                R-Yds-TD

DC Wilson                            8-36-1

Brandon Smith                  2-25

David Woods                     7-23

Jonathan Burnley             4-16

Dylan Orms                         4-13

Andy Muns                         5-6-1

Bryan Waggener              3-6

Chad Cary                            2-6

Ian Kane                              1-4

Matt McDonnell               1-4

Matt Baca                            2-2

Kameron Brown               3-1


Receiving                             R-Yds-TD

Ryan Chesla                        5-73

Denzel Hutchings             1-32

Cory Fauver                        3-24-1

Ian Kane                              1-21

Matt McDonnell               2-17-1

Mike Vlahogeorge           1-15

Gio Machado                     2-7

Beck Easton                        1-6

Dominic Gunn                   1-5

Alex Thompson                1-5

Brandon Smith                  1-4

DC Wilson                            1-3

Andrew Emmerling         1-2


Forced Fumbles

John Eddy                           2


Fumble Recoveries

Jason Caprioli

Bryan Waggener

Max Hewitt                        TD (45 yds)



Tony Kolone                       1-3

Amal Gumbs                      .5-6

VJ Holmes                           .5-6

Cameron Friend               1-7


Pass Break Ups

Thomas Stuemky

Anthony Harrison

Quincy Wofford

Cristian Sarmento

Matt King

Colby Riggins

Casey Herron

Chuks Nweke



Quincy Wofford                1-5

Michael Van Portfliet     1-4