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Weekend scrimmage roundup: Part 1


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Colorado's offense struggled in its Friday scrimmage, but Michigan transfer Toney Clemons caught six passes for 37 yards and two touchdowns, both from goal-line situations. Receivers Scotty McKnight, Markques Simas and Will Jefferson did not play.

The 106-play scrimmage featured seven scores, but all came in that goal-line package late in practice. Tyler Hansen hit Clemons for both touchdowns and completed 12 of 22 passes for 102 yards. He also threw an interception. Cody Hawkins completed 10 of 22 passes for 111 yards.

Running backs Rodney Stewart and Brian Lockridge were held out of the scrimmage and the running game struggled, gaining just 61 yards on 22 carries.

But Buffaloes coach Dan Hawkins said the lack of personnel wasn't to blame for the offensive struggles, instead pointing to the scrimmage's situational and segmented focus.

Texas Tech

The big news, of course, was the absence of Taylor Potts (laceration on hand) and Steven Sheffield (surgery to repair broken foot), who both are expected to miss the spring.

Sophomore Seth Doege and redshirt freshman Jacob Karam stepped in and impressed new coach Tommy Tuberville.

"I'm really proud of the young quarterbacks," Tuberville said after Friday's closed scrimmage. "They came out and threw the ball well, threw some touchdown passes. We were able to get them some work that otherwise they may not have seen. They split the reps evenly, with Doege running with the ones and Karam with the twos. We'll switch them up for Monday's practice."