Bison held a scrimmage for the first time todayFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Two full weeks of spring practice are in the books at NDSU, and today, for the first time the Bison held a scrimmage.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Two full weeks of spring practice are in the books at NDSU, and today, for the first time the Bison held a scrimmage.
But, it went quick, the team ran just 35 plays, with 2nd and 3rd team players getting most of the reps.
A snowy backdrop today at Dacotah Field, but the temperatures weren't bad for outdoor football.
Brock Jensen led the offense on the first couple of drives, he goes deep here and connects with Zach Vraa down near the goal-line. Watch the adjustment by Vraa, as he makes the catch between a pair of defenders.
The running game had a tough time, but they busted a few nice ones, watch senior Derek Lang follow some great lead blocking around the left edge for a pickup of 15 yards.
The offense ran two plays from the goal-line, the first play was stuffed,
and on the 2nd play, South product Danny Luecke pokes the ball loose from Lang, and Harvey's MJ Stumpf falls on it.
The first year player is trying to earn some playing time,he made a couple of nice plays, tipping this Carson Wentz pass up into the air.
The depth is building, while Craig Bohl continues to manage
the playing time of his starters.
Craig Bohl- NDSU Head Coach: "It's a challenge to keep them hungry and keep them sharp. In practice we've been giving them a few reps during the week and then we got to look at it and say if we're only going to go so many what guys really need that work. So, guys like CJ Smith and Jack Plankers get that playing time.
Grant Olson- NDSU Sr. Linebacker: "I thought the young guys did a great job coming out and competing."
One injury note, Craig Bohl says back up runningback Darius Anderson,
the transfer from Valley City State, suffered a broken hand earlier this week. Bohl wasn't certain how long he'll be out.