March 22, 2007

Buffs reach the mid-way point of spring ball

BOULDER, Colo. - The Buffaloes ran through 32 live plays on Thursday afternoon, during a practice which was deemed the second scrimmage on spring ball.

A number of dropped passes by the wide receivers made it difficult for the offense to move the ball early on in the scrum.

Then the quarterbacks started looking for the tight ends, and the offensive production improved.

Senior tight end Tyson DeVree led the way with two catches for 30 yards. Riar Geer had the day's longest reception for 29 yards and Devin Shanahan also reeled in two passes.

Quarterbacks Cody Hawkins and Nick Nelson took almost all the snaps behind center. Hawkins completed four-of-eight passes for 59 yards, while Nelson connected on five-of-nine attempts for 45 yards. Neither threw for a touchdown, and neither threw an interception.

Last year's starter behind center, Bernard Jackson continues to work in some at wide receiver. He had a couple passes thrown to him during Thursday's practice but his only stat of the scrimmage was one rushing attempt for one yard.

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