New coach Paul Petrino was pleased with his hard-hitting defense and the running of junior college transfers Kris Olugbode and Jerrel Brown. At the midpoint of spring drills, he also witnessed seven fumbles and three interceptions.
"We got a lot of good work in," Petrino said. "There's still no question we improved."
Thirteen touchdowns were scored, including three by the defense. Eric Tuipulotu returned a fumble 61 yards, Christian Whitehead added a 66-yard fumble recovery and Solomon Dixon covered 48 yards on a pass interception.
"The defense made some big strides from last week," Petrino said. "The most exciting thing was there were guys flying around, there was some good hitting going on."
Olugbode carried the ball 38 times for 204 yards and four touchdowns, while Brown turned 29 carries into 177 yards and three scores.
"They are two of the most impressive guys on the field," Petrino said. "They're like Energizer bunnies - they just go and go and go, and keep trying hard and keep making plays. They are probably the two biggest studs on the team."
The quarterbacks were a collective 37-of-76, with redshirt freshman Chad Chalich connecting on 22-of-45 for 252 yards and one TD, but with three interceptions. Senior Taylor Davis went 15-of-31 for 229 yards and one TD.
Maurice Trotter pulled in nine passes for 176 yards and a TD, with Jahrie Level scoring the other TD while catching six passes for 74 yards.
NOTE: Former Eagle High kicker Jace Johnson has left the program.