April 15, 2006

Defense dominant in annual spring game

The Buffaloes' offense appeared to make progress over the last week of spring practice, but it certainly didn't show on Saturday. The defense dominated the final spring scrimmage, racking up eight sacks and limiting the offense to two touchdowns.
"I'm used to scoring a lot of points so when I don't see the ball in the end zone, I kind of start twitching a little bit," coach Dan Hawkins said.
"But I thought it was very clean. We didn't turn the ball over and that's a big deal.

"It's always a double-edged sword when you scrimmage yourself because one group usually does well and the other group doesn't. If the offense comes out and scores 50, you go, 'What happened to the defense?' If the defense shuts out the offense, 'What happened to the offense?'"

The offensive line struggled with missed assignments, helping senior defensive ends Walter Boye-Doe and Abraham Wright combine for seven quarterback sacks. Linebacker Jordon Dizon led the team in tackles for the third straight scrimmage this spring with seven stops.

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