Aug. 15, 2009
CONWAY, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina University football team had its second scrimmage of the fall season with a similar result to the first, as the defense asserted itself again in the 82-play outing.
The offense got on track to start the scrimmage with a 16-play, 70-yard drive to the end zone. The drive, which included five third-down conversions, wrapped up with a 13-yard strike from quarterback Zach MacDowall to Brandon Whitley to put the first touchdown on the board for the day.
The only other score in the 16-possession day occurred in a short-yardage situation, with the offense getting the ball on the defense's 10-yard line. Running back Mike Boydston carried it three times to the 1-yard line before quarterback Logan Hall connected with tight end Justin Birch for the score.
After the opening drive, the defense limited the offense to just 92 yards on 66 plays for the remainder of the day, finishing at 82 plays for 162 yards. Running back Jeremy Height had 11 carries for 29 yards to lead the ground game, while quarterbacks MacDowall, Jamie Childers, Justin Cramer and Hall were a combined 13-for-22 for 123 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
The defense was led by defensive end Phillip Oboh with seven tackles, four of them solos, and one sack, while defensive end Quinton Davis and linebackers Kent Harper and D'Juan Smith each chipped in six tackles. Harper had three tackles for nine yards of loss, including a pair of sacks.
The Chanticleers will take tomorrow off before resuming their preseason practices with two workouts on Monday.