Saturday, April 01, 2006

Defense Dominates in Second Sooner Scrimmage

The defense dominated Oklahoma’s second scrimmage of the spring with five sacks and five interceptions.

Bob Stoops was pleased with the effort. “As the head coach,” I’m always a little divided,” said the OU coach. “I can’t cheer for the offense or the defense, but it is pretty clear that the defense is just so much farther along from where it was at this time last year.

Cornerback Reggie Smith was the star in the secondary picking off one pass and returning it 31 yards for a touchdown. He also broke up two other attempts and had five tackles.

The defensive line set the tone for the day by accounting for three of the sacks.

“The defensive ends, and really our whole front, have a chance to be really good,” said Stoops. “They’re hard to block.”

On the offensive side of the ball running back Adrian Peterson was limited in contact.

“We’re just trying to be smart,” Stoops said. “We’re trying not to have a pull down or one of those injuries that you can avoid.”

The offensive highlights came from quarterback Rhett Bomar and running back Allen Patrick. Bomar was 8-of-14 for 86 yards with one interception but he also scored on a 10 yard run. Patrick had 54 yards rushing on 10 carries.

“The offense has a little ways to go,” Stoops said,” but I think they’ve got a chance to be pretty good when it’s all said and done.”

Here are the official scrimmage stats.
Patrick 10-yard run
Bomar 10-yard run
Bomar 8-14-86, 1 INT
Halzle 6-17-58, 4 INT, 1 TD
Patrick 10-54
Bomar 8-30
Peterson 8-14
Thompson 1/-12
Halzle 3-/18
Kelly 3-17
Finley 2-46, TD (11)
Iglesias 2-19
Patrick 2-13
Peterson 2-8
Strong 1-29
Huggins 1-10
zaslaw 1-2
Lofton 7 tackles
Alexander 6 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PBU
Smith 5 tackles, 1 INT (31-yard TD), 2 PBU
D. Williams 5 tackles, 1 sack (-6 yards)
J. Carter 5 tackles
I. Pleasant 4 tackles
Holmes 3 tackles, 1 INT (35 yards)
Harris 3 tackles, 2 PBU
Davis 3 tackles, 2 sacks (-10 yards)
Clayton 2 tackles, 1 INT
Wolfe 2 tackles
Bowers 2 tackles, 1 sack (-5 yards)
Birdine 2 tackles, 1 PBU
Dotson 1 tackle, 1 sack (-7 yards)
Granger 1 tackle
Bennett 1 tackle
Coleman 1 tackle
Ah You 1 INT
Baker 1 PBU
Hartley 8-11 FG; (52), (52), (54), (55), 41, 43, (22), (27), 32, (32), (37)