The Golden Hurricane football team finished up their spring practice schedule on Saturday with their annual Spring Game. The team ran 161 plays between the different starting lineups, with the most successful position being the running backs. Ramadi Warren and D’Angelo Brewer ran for 176 and 123 yards respectively and each had a touchdown of 66 yards.
Head Coach Philip Montgomery was happy with the game, and the other 15 practices that the team held in the weeks leading up to the game.
“The best part of today is we got healthy. We didn’t get anybody else banged up and now it’s time to pack this one up and move on. I was pleased with our effort,” said Montgomery.
On the passing side, starter, Dane Evans was 14-of-24 for 147 yards and one touchdown while sophomore Chad President was 7-of-14 for 62 yards. Redshirt freshman, Ryan Rubley saw a large number of snaps, but was only 6-of-18 for 45 yards. On the receiving side, junior Nigel Carter led all wideouts with 76 yards on six receptions.
Defensively, the Golden Hurricane forced 13 3-and-outs, in addition to two interceptions from Jeremy Brady and Diamon Cannon. They also compiled 12 tackles for losses, with five of those resulting in sacks.
“Defensively, we really flew around. I think our young guys played extremely well. We had a ton of three-and-outs and that’s exactly what we wanted to see,” Montgomery said. The Golden Hurricane have no more events for the public until the start of next season, with the opening game at home against an old Western Athletic Conference (WAC) rival, San Jose State on Sept 3.