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#CAAFB Spring Season Report – April 22

Apr 22, 2012, 3:37 PM EST

Delaware, James Madison, Old Dominion and Towson all wrapped up spring season this weekend.

Old Dominion Head Coach Bobby Wilder

Below are recaps of end-of-the-spring action from around the league.

NEWARK, Del. (April 20, 2012) — The defense dominated the annual University of Delaware Blue-White Football Spring Game Friday night at Delaware Stadium with the unit recording seven sacks and intercepting four passes as the Blue Hens closed out their annual spring drills.

Using a modified scoring system that rewards the offense for touchdowns and first downs and the defense for turnovers and three-and-outs, the White (defense) posted a 72-55 victory over the Blue (offense).

Senior defensive end Quincy Barr, senior linebacker Mike Hirt, and junior cornerback Travis Hawkins did most of the damage for the defense, which held the Blue team to just 331 yards total while forcing six turnovers.

“I think tonight we saw a defense that came out and played with a lot of passion, which was great to see,” said Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler, whose squad went 7-4 last fall and barely missed out on a second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. “They were outmanned in terms of numbers with us not playing our top five linebackers and with a few players in the secondary down. We are pretty thin. But for these guys to come out and battle like they did, it was pretty impressive.”

For the complete recap visit CAAFootball.com.

For more on the Delaware Blue Hens’ spring scrimmage logon to bluehens.com.

HARRISONBURG, Va. (April 21, 2012) – The James Madison football squad wrapped up its 2012 spring drills with a controlled scrimmage at Bridgeforth Stadium, April 21. In a modified scoring format, the offense came out with a 26-21 victory on the strength of a late touchdown and field goal before the rains hit Harrisonburg.

The only touchdown of the day was on the final carry of the day, as redshirt-freshman Deane Cheatham carried it in over the left side from four yards out. Redshirt-junior Cameron Starke hit the extra point and then hit a 49-yard field goal from the right hash for the final scoring margin.

With several starters sitting out the final scrimmage for various reasons, the defense limited the offense to just 167 yards on 55 plays in the final session. The quarterbacks combined to go 8-for-18 for 51 yards, while the offense rushed for 116 yards on 37 carries. The offense was 3-for-14 on third down conversions but converted both fourth-down opportunities.

For the complete recap visit CAAFootball.com.

For more on the James Madison Dukes’ end-of-the-spring scrimmage logon to jmusports.com.

NORFOLK, Va. (April 21, 2012) — Nate Ong (Escondido, Calif.) found one of his favorite targets, Larry Pinkard (Washington, D.C.), to help the White Team, comprised of the No. 1 defense and No. 2 offense, to a 23-20 victory over the Blue Team of the No. 1 offense and No. 2 defense at Saturday’s spring football game.

Ong passed for 210 yards and two touchdowns completing 17 of his 24 passes for the White Team, while Taylor Heinicke (Atlanta, Ga.) threw for 247 yards and a touchdown for Blue Team, completing 17 of his 32 throws.

Pinkard, ended the day with 121 yards receiving on seven catches for the White Team, while on the ground Colby Goodwyn collected 63 yards on 11 carries. For the Blue Team, Blair Roberts (Rochester, N.Y.) led the receivers with 82 yards on six receptions.

Defensively, Rodney Hunter (Miami, Fla.) of the White Team posted a game-high seven tackles (3 solo, 4 assisted), with Fred Credle (Chesapeake, Va.) and Xavier Duckett (Roanoke, Va.) making six tops for the Blue Team.

Paul Morant (Hampton, Va.) ran an interception back 53 yards for a touchdown to give his Blue Team squad a 10-0 lead at the close of first quarter action.

For the complete recap including links to spring game statistics and a photo gallery visit CAAFootball.com.

For more on the Old Dominion Monarchs’ spring scrimmage logon to odusports.com.

TOWSON, Md. (April 21, 2012) – In front of 1,564 sun-drenched fans at Johnny Unitas® Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the Tiger football team held its annual Tiger Bowl II game on Saturday.

The Black team defeated the White team, 21-7.

“Our transfer students and our young players got a lot of kids experience in game situations,” Towson Coach Rob Ambrose commented. “It got the transfer students acclimated to what it means to be Tigers and what it’s like to be play in Unitas Stadium.”

Senior running back Dominique Booker scored two touchdowns as a member of the Black team and impressed Ambrose, who coached the “Turnaround Tigers” to an amazing 9-3 record last season after winning a combined three games over the previous two seasons.

“Dominique is one of the first players in a long time who has the aspect of player-coach,” Ambrose said. “He knows the offense so well his teammates his teammates that he is able to bring a level of confidence to the other members of the team.”

For the complete recap visit CAAFootball.com.

For more on the Towson Tigers’ Tiger Bowl II weekend logon to towsontigers.com