UCLA's Offense Shines at Scrimmage
Aug. 20, 2011
UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel put the football team through a 90-play scrimmage on Saturday in Drake Stadium. The offense scored three touchdowns on sustained drives. Bruin quarterbacks completed 12 passes of at least 10 yards during the scrimmage.
After the UCLA defense held the offense to one first down in its first two possessions of the day, quarterback Richard Brehaut directed a 15-play scoring drive which resulted in a 23-yard field goal by Kip Smith.
Running back Derrick Coleman helped produce the first touchdown drive of the day. Coleman's 22-yard burst set the offense up at the two-yard line. Anthony Barr found the end zone a couple of plays later on a one-yard run. Quarterback Kevin Prince used the big pass play of the day, a 44-yard strike to Josh Smith, to help set up a touchdown. Prince took it in on a keeper from five-yards out for the score.
The defense stiffened, forcing a three-and-out by the offense. Brehaut used a 25-yard catch-and-run play by Shaquelle Evans to produce the third touchdown of the afternoon. Malcolm Jones used two runs to cover the remaining 20 yards to the end zone, scoring on a 12-yard dash.
The defense held on three straight possessions. The third drive ended on an interception by linebacker Todd Golper who covered over 50 yards on the return before being dragged down by running back Steven Manfro.
Quarterback Christoph Bono led the Bruins on a drive that produced a 47-yard field goal by Smith. Logan Sweet had a 14-yard reception. Quarterback Maxwell Schuh guided the Bruins down inside the 20-yard line on the final drive of the scrimmage, hitting some big passes of 21 yards to Sweet, 17 yards to Raymond Nelson and 10 yards to Devin Lucien. However, no points went on the board as the Bruins missed a field goal attempt.
UCLA will open the regular season on Sept. 3 at Houston. The Bruins return home to the Rose Bowl on Sept. 10 to host San Jose State at 7 p.m.
UCLA Fall Scrimmage Stats Aug. 20 - Drake Stadium on UCLA campus
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