MSU Football Team Completes Final Fall Scrimmage

By: Michigan State University
By: Michigan State University

Second preseason scrimmage conducted Saturday, Aug. 18 in Spartan Stadium . . . the two hour and 40 minute scrimmage featured 174 total plays . . . offense (White) won the scrimmage, 66-64 (modified scoring system).

Stat Leaders
Rushing: Jehuu Caulcrick (21 rushes for 96 yards); Andre Anderson (15 for 59 yards, including a long of 30); Devin Thomas scored on a 16-yard run; A.J. Jimmerson scored on a 2-yard run.

Passing (Att-Comp-Int): Brian Hoyer (17-7-0 for 121 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jehuu Caulcrick); Kirk Cousins (9-6-1 for 83 yards, including a 59-yard TD strike to B.J. Cunningham); Nick Foles (17-10-1 for 76 yards).

Receiving: Carl Grimes (4 catches for 29 yards); Andrew Hawken (4 for 26); B.J. Cunningham (3 for 81); Deon Curry (3 for 36).

Defensive Highlights: Eric Gordon (9 tackles, including two for losses of 11 yards); Roderick Jenrette (9 tackles); Otis Wiley (7 tackles), Ervin Baldwin (6 tackles).

Comments from head coach Mark Dantonio:
"It was a nice day, and the field is in tremendous shape. I felt the offense played well, especially in terms of communicating and managing the game. Our quarterbacks looked sharp and did some good things, but we'll keep pushing forward. Jehuu Caulcrick got the bulk of the work (at running back) today and ran the ball well. Andre Anderson made some big runs, and he's really pushing A.J. Jimmerson for playing time as the third running back.

"Defensively, we lacked emotion and enthusiasm and it showed. The offense got into a rhythm early and moved the ball methodically down the field."


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