Troy Football Hosts Second Scrimmage of 2012

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

*From Troy Media Relations*

TROY, Ala. – Troy took to the field on Saturday morning for its second inter-squad scrimmage of the year with the season-opener at UAB just two short weeks away.

“I thought the defense did some good things,” said head coach Larry Blakeney. “We didn't give up as many big plays. We're a better football team now than we've been.”

The Trojans ran about 100 plays on the day, with the defense and special teams performing tremendously early on. Both Chris Davis and Zach Miller had interceptions, with Davis taking down a jump ball in the back of the endzone.

“I read the play,” said Miller. “I saw the quarterback, so I jumped it.”

Will Scott nailed a 40-yard field goal for the second-team offense, followed by a 22-yard field goal by Jed Solomon.

Corey Robinson and Chandler Worthy were very successful together on the day. The duo teamed up for a 56-yard reception early on and added an 18-yard touchdown on a screen pass later in the scrimmage.

“We're maturing, more than anything,” said Worthy. “We're coming along as a team.”

“We're still getting some stuff together, getting some new guys reps,” said Robinson. “It's all about getting the news guys acclimated to our speed.”

Freshman running back Brandon Burks picked up a pair of touchdowns from inside the red zone, his first coming from four yards out and his second coming from one yard.

The Trojans open up the 2012 campaign on Saturday, September 1, when they travel to Birmingham to take on the UAB Blazers at 11 am at Legion Field.

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