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Scout.com: 2008 Spring Game Reviews - Sun Belt

2008 Spring Game Reviews - Sun Belt

By John Harris
Posted May 5, 2008

What happened in the Sun Belt spring games? John Harris reviews the final scrimmages of the spring season.

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Sun Belt Spring Game Reviews

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By John Harris

Arkansas State

Under the modified spring game scoring system (a staple at campuses everywhere), the Arkansas State defense emerged victorious in the teamís annual spring game 52-36.† With five three and outs against the defense and a 74 yard interception return for a touchdown by Darius Glover, the defense cruised to a relatively easy victory.† The offense was led by quarterback Travis Hewitt, who completed 16 of 30 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns.

Florida Atlantic

The Florida Atlantic defense caused four turnovers against the teamís offense to eke out a one point, 38-37 win in the annual spring game.† Eric McIntosh accounted for two of the aforementioned turnovers, an interception and a 21-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.† Offensively, quarterback Rusty Smith had a strong day, completing 18 of 29 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns.† But, he also threw two back-breaking interceptions in the process.† Running back Charles Pierre ran for 54 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries.

Florida International

Staying consistent with the Sun Beltís spring game theme, the FIU defense beat the FIU offense 29-18 in the Blue and Gold spring game.† The offense jumped out to a quick 14-3 lead, but the defense shut out the offense over the next nine possessions to come away with the eleven point win.† Jeremiah Weatherspoon sat out 2007, but made up for lost time picking up two interceptions.† The defensive team effort made head coach Mario Cristobal take notice after the offense had gotten the best of the defense throughout the spring.

Middle Tennessee

Quarterback Joe Craddock got all kinds of busy on the Blue team, as he led the White to a 28-7 win in the teamís annual Blue-White spring game.† All Craddock did was complete 19 of 25 passes for the 235 yards and three touchdowns, rushing for one as well.† Oh, and he played baseball this spring as well.† Wow.† He hit receiver Caleb Dugger for a 34 yard touchdown to kick off the scoring, but his big target was Patrick Honeycutt, who had eleven receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

North Texas

Surprise, surprise Ė the North Texas Green and White scrimmage featured a lot of passing.† Quarterback Giovanni Vizza led the way for the Mean Green offense, completing 15 of 23 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown.† His offense scored five touchdowns against the defense, all of them coming on passes.† It wasnít all offense, though, as the defense held the offense out of the endzone throughout the first 13 minutes of the scrimmage.† But, Vizza and company got it going later in the scrimmage.


The 60-52 Cardinal victory over the White was a bit of a footnote in the annual T-Day spring game.† Donít think so?† Just ask head coach Larry Blakeney who didnít care for the ďworst scoring system in the history of college footballĒ.† Either way, both units got good work done during the scrimmage.† Quarterback Jamie Hampton completed 21 of 31 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns.† Defensively, the star of the scrimmage was Xavier Lamb who finished the day with 21 tackles (nine solos).

UL Lafayette


UL Monroe

The annual Maroon and Gold spring game was a nailbiter, coming down to the final 25 seconds, as quarterback Kinsmon Lancaster hit Darrell McNeal for the game winning 26-yard touchdown pass.† Lancasterís throw put the Maroon on top for good 14-10 over the White.† Most of the action took place in the final quarter of the contest, as the two teams combined for 21 points, after scoring three points in the first three quarters.† Lancaster completed 15 of 26

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Re: SunBelt Spring Game Recaps

Wow, that's a hell of a score Troy had. This is the worst part of the year, having to wait from the end of bball till the start of football. All these spring games are just a tease.
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Tebow said

Wow, that's a hell of a score Troy had. This is the worst part of the year, having to wait from the end of bball till the start of football. All these spring games are just a tease.

From draft day until late August is always tough. It also seems like they keep pushing the first week of football further and further back. Soon we won't see a college game until mid September.


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