August 13, 2011

TU Scrimmage Report

On Saturday morning, Tulsa held a two-hour workout that included a 101-play scrimmage on the turf of H.A. Chapman Stadium. The first-team offense faced the first-team defense much of the time, while the second units also faced off against each other.

"Generally I was very pleased with the scrimmage," said head coach Bill Blankenship. "I thought offensively, after the first turnover, that our first group played very well. Defensively, I thought we made enough big plays to stop drives, and to make the stop in the red zone. There were three turnovers that I remember. From the offensive side, we don't want that. From the defensive side, we like it.

"From a head coach perspective, it's a good-and-good, or a bad-and-bad, however you look at it. I thought there were enough really good plays on either side of the ball to leave here feeling really good about the scrimmage."

The first and second-team units ran a total of nine series. Senior quarterback G.J. Kinne led five possessions while redshirt freshman Kalen Henderson took over for four series.

Kinne finished the day 12-of-14 passing for 142 yards and one touchdown, and Henderson connected on 10-of-16 passes for 102 yards and one score.

"Even though we huddled -- the huddle was just because...

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