The defense had the upper hand most of the day, but the offense came alive late, scoring seven touchdowns, with five coming in redzone drives and two more from two-minute drives. Six of the seven touchdowns overall came against the second and third-string defensive units.
"I thought we had a lot of good work today," said Head Coach Gary Pinkel. "We've got a lot of work to do, we're doing a lot of good things, but to get as efficient and consistent as we can, we've got a lot of work to do. Two weeks from today, we're kicking it off. Overall, we came through healthy, which is good, but the clock is ticking down," he said.
Junior TB Russell Hansbrough (9 rushes Saturday for 59 yards and two TDs) had a pair of rushing touchdowns for the #1 offense against the #2 defense, the first from 3 yards out to cap a drive which started on the defense's 20-yardline. His second score was from 7 yards out, and finished a successful two-minute drill on a 60-yard scoring drive. On that series, QB Maty Mauk converted a 4th and 10 from the 24-yardline when he found WR Bud Sasser down the left sideline for a gain of 17 yards.
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