SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The offense scored three touchdowns during a 35-play scrimmage ending the second week of Cal Poly's 2018 Spring Football Camp on Saturday at Doerr Family Field.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Kyle Reid (pictured at right) scampered 46 yards around left end for the first score, then sophomore signal caller Jake Jeffrey hit Ryan McNab with a 35-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline.
The scrimmage ended with Drew Hernandez sprinting 59 yards with a pitchout around left end for the third score.
"I saw some awesome physicality out there today," said 10th-year Mustang head coach Tim Walsh, "and there was some pretty good execution on the offensive side of the ball.
"I was particularly pleased with the guys who didn't have the ball," Walsh added. "They did some good stuff away from the ball, the kind of blocking we had when we were No. 1 in the nation in team rushing for four straight years and didn't have last year."
"The offense got into the end zone three times and that was because of the blocks those guys made," said Walsh.
Two plays before the scrimmage ended, a couple skirmishes broke out that took coaches a minute or so to break up.
"I didn't like the frustration showed by some of the players near the end," said Walsh, "and that was the result of fatigue. We're not in the best of shape at this time and, hopefully the kids will learn from it. We'll make sure the hard feelings end right here today.
"I was pleased with the first 55 minutes of the scrimmage, but the last five minutes, not so pleased," Walsh added.
With returning starter Khaleel Jenkins sidelined during the scrimmage as he continues his rehabilitation from an injury last fall, Reid and Jeffrey took turns taking snaps.
Reid engineered the Mustang offense on a 47-yard march opening the scrimmage, including runs of 19 and 12 yards for first downs, before a sack ended the drive.
After the defense stiffened and earned a pair of three-and-outs, Reid hit Quentin Harrison with a 17-yard pass to spark a 75-yard scoring drive that ended with Reid's sweep around left end 46 yards for the touchdown.
Jeffrey took over and put together a 75-yard scoring drive of his own. The last two plays were a 21-yard run by McNab and a 35-yard pass from Jeffrey to McNab for the score.
The Mustang defense forced a fumble on the sixth drive, but the offense capped the scrimmage with the 59-yard run by Hernandez.
Spring Camp runs for two more weeks, culminating with the annual Spring Game scheduled for Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
The "Gone but Never Forgotten" family weekend event, part of Cal Poly football's annual tribute to Mustang teammates who may be gone but will never be forgotten, also includes a golf tournament and barbecue on Saturday, April 28.
The Mustang Golf Classic tees off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the Morro Bay Golf Course. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
The barbecue dinner and program, to be held in the Multi-Activity Center behind the Cal Poly Recreation Center on campus, begins at 3 p.m.
Cost of the round of golf and dinner is $150 per player, which includes green fees, box lunch, the social following the round of golf and the dinner and silent auction.
For non-golfers, dinner is $25 per person, which includes the social, silent auction and barbecue dinner.
To register for the golf tournament and/or dinner, click here.
Sponsorship packages also are available, including a tournament sponsorship ($2,500), program sponsor ($1,500), sponsorship levels ($1,000), food/beverage sponsor ($500), tee sponsor ($100) and the position sponsor challenge (starting at $25).
To take advantage of sponsorship opportunities, click here.
For general information on all "Gone but Never Forgotten" events, click here.