Canes Wrap Up First Scrimmage of Spring
March 24, 2012
Weather Report: Partly sunny, 81 degrees (RealFeel: 84), winds out of the SE at 9mph, 50% humidity
HIALEAH, Fla. – The University of Miami Football team completed their first scrimmage at Ted Hendricks Stadium in Hialeah. The scrimmage simulated different game situations with full-team action.
The offense dominated the action early, with Mike James finding his way to the endzone from a couple yards out and Clive Walford making two touchdown grabs within the first few plays. James ended the scrimmage with 78 yards on 13 attempts and three touchdowns, including an impressive 55-yarder in which he outran the entire defense. As the scrimmage progressed, Rashawn Scott got into a groove making five catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Williams had a productive day, completing 14-of-21 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns.
The defense became more active as they went along after being sparked by a fumble recovery for a touchdown by Vaughn Telemaque. Defenders were constantly making plays on the ball, resulting in two forced fumbles, seven sacks and nine pass deflections. Jimmy Gaines led the defense with eight tackles and Kelvin Cain led all players with two sacks.
The Canes return to the Greentree Practice Fields on Tuesday, which is Student Appreciation Day. Anyone with a valid Canecard is invited to come watch practice for free from 9-11:30 a.m.
The next scrimmage will take place on Friday, March 30 at 6:45 p.m. at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers.
LIVE BLOG from Ted Hendricks Stadium.
HIALEAH, Fla.–Good morning from Ted Hendricks Stadium for the Canes first scrimmage of the spring.
9:41 a.m.–The Canes are starting five minutes earlier today. We will kickoff at 9:55 a.m.
9:45 a.m.–Five minutes until kickoff…
9:58 a.m. — Officially getting started at Ted Hendricks Stadium
10:03 a.m. — Mike James scores the first touchdown of the day, a 2 yard rush.
10:16 a.m. — Clive Walford leads the Canes with 2 touchdowns so far
10:30 a.m. — The defense isn’t laying down, collecting a sack, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and numerous passes defended
10:45 a.m. — Mike James showed some speed taking a rush 55 yards for a score.
11:00 a.m. — The defense have been ballhawks today, forcing 2 fumbles and deflecting a handful of passes.
11:30 a.m. — The defense forced a timely fumble at the goalline, stopping a big push by the offense.
11:40 a.m. — That’s it from Ted Hendricks Stadium. Next scrimmage is at Bishop Verot High School on Friday.