|Offense Scores Twice; Defense Stout In Scrimmage|
San Jose, Calif.----- Quarterback Joe Gray completed a 39-yard pass to wide receiver Hansel Wilson and running back Tyler Ervin scored on a 1-yard run for the two touchdowns in a San Jose State football 46-play preseason scrimmage.
The six-period scrimmage matched the first offense vs. the second defense, second offense vs. the first defense and the third units on each side of the ball. Following the scrimmage, the Spartans spent a considerable amount of time on all phases of special teams play and unique game circumstances.
Gray was one of four quarterbacks that played in the scrimmage. He was 5-of-9 for 68 yards. Overall, the Spartan passing game was 14-of-29 for 168 yards without an interception.
Ervin was one of two ball carriers who had three attempts in the scrimmage. His 1-yard run came in a Red Zone situation with the number-one offense. Later on during special teams play, the San Jose State sophomore broke free for a 60-plus yard kickoff return.
Jarrod Lawson was the leading rusher with 22 yards on two carries. His 18-yard
scamper midway through the scrimmage was the longest run of the day. The defense came up allowed just two runs of 10 or more yards and came up with a pair of quarterback sacks on 16 rushing attempts.
San Jose State returns to practice Monday, August 20, and has single daily practices leading up to the 2012 opener at Stanford on August 31.Click on the link for post-scrimmage comments.
August 18 Scrimmage Statistics
Receiving - Sean Linton, 3-43; Noel Grigsby, 2-37; Chris Kearney, 2-16; Hansel Wilson, 1-39, 1 TD; Tim Crawley, 1-11; Ray Rodriguez, 1-6; Jabari Carr, 1-5; Daniel Bradbury, 1-5; Kyle Nunn, 1-4; Max Miller, 1-3.