Both sides make plays in second McNeese scrimmage of spring
LAKE CHARLES – The second scrimmage of the spring for McNeese football saw some good things on both sides of the ball as the offense scored three touchdowns in four red-zone series while the defense ended drives by forcing and recovering three fumbles.
The four Cowboy quarterbacks combined to complete 19 of 38 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns and no interceptions while the running game rolled up 174 yards on 35 carries with a score. In total, the offense finished with 412 yards and four TDs.
Quarterbacks Nate Glantz and Tre Simmons split time running the No. 1 offense. Glantz completed 8 of 15 for 89 yards and a touchdown while Simmons completed 4 of 7 passes for 51 yards and a score and rushed three times for 15 yards and a touchdown.
Running back D’Angelo Durham saw scrimmage action for the first time this spring and rushed for 31 yards on five carries. Newcomer Coleby Hamm carried the ball 13 times for 82 yards.
The lone non-redzone touchdown came with Simmons behind center as he marched the offense 54 yards on four plays, scoring on a 15-yard keeper around the right end. The drive took just 50 seconds off the clock. In that drive, Simmons connected with wide receiver Jalen Johnson who took the pass in the flats, made a move and broke open across the middle for a 31-yard gain.
The defense saw some pass break ups by newcomers Jamori Evans and Levi Wyatt while sacks were recorded by Khylon Chapple, Increase Oputa and several others.
The Cowboys will continue spring practices and will conclude with next Saturday’s spring game at 10 a.m. in Cowboy Stadium.