Balanced Offensive Attack in WMU Second Scrimmage
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The final scrimmage of fall camp was held for the Broncos during Tuesday's practice as a final-tune up for next week's pre-gaming of Illinois. Both the offense and the defense seemed to be in mid-season form as highlight plays were made on both sides of the ball.
Offensively the Broncos were dominant in the red zone. Back-up junior quarterback Tyler Van Tubbergen, who saw limited time during the scrimmage, took the snaps for all three of the possessions inside the 20. Van Tubbergen and the offense scored three out of the four opportunities in the red zone, and two of those scores were on the first play. Van Tubbergen went 5-6 for 66 yards and three touchdowns.
The second scrimmage proved to be a day in which the back-ups to quarterback Alex Carder would shine. Carder, who only played in two possessions, went 1-4 for four yards and one interception. The day belonged to freshman quarterbacks Zach Terrell and Anthony Maddie. Terrell went 4-for-8 for 102 yards and a touchdown while Maddie went 6-for-13 for 54 yards and one touchdown.
A highlight play was made when freshman receiver Daniel Braverman ran a fake slant and go for a beautifully executed 39-yard touchdown. Junior receiver Josh Schaffer led the way for the Broncos with three catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns, followed by senior tight end Blake Hammond who had one catch for 17 yards and a touchdown.
Freshman running back Kalvin Hill rushed for 59 yards throughout the scrimmage. Junior running back Dareyon Chance had 27 yards and a touchdown and freshman Jared Joyner had 10 yards and one touchdown.
On the other side of the field, the defense made their presence felt early when senior Chris Prom picked off Carder on the second play of the scrimmage. The ball deflected off receiver Timmy Keith right into the hands of Prom. The defensive play of the day belonged to sophomore Jon Henry who intercepted Terrell and almost scored a touchdown before being dragged down at the five-yard line.
Nathan Palcowski is staff writer for www.wmubroncos.com and will be covering the Broncos during fall camp and beyond.