Offense, defense take turns controlling scrimmage

Utah's first scrimmage of spring is in the books and, by most accounts, it was a fairly productive one.

Jordan Wynn opened the scrimmage by leading the offense on a touchdown scoring drive. For the day, he finished 11 of 27 for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Though not very good numbers, beyond the stats, he looked pretty good. His throws were solid for the most part and outside some misreads by the receivers and a few overthrown balls, it's the Wynn we all have hoped to expect. Of course, this is only a scrimmage early in spring, so, it's important to not read too much into the statistics.

Travis Wilson is positioning himself well. In the scrimmage, he connected on 9 of 11 passes, threw for a touchdown, though did have one interception. Wilson is going to be good. That sounds obvious, at least for those who've seen his high school highlights, but he's definitely making some noise out there.

The receivers look good, with Dres Anderson leading the day with 7 catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. Anderson is probably my favorite receiver, and though he showed potential last season, he was, at times, inconsistent. But I think with more experience he'll become a force in the Pac-12.

Jarrell Oliver probably had the best day for the running backs, though none were phenomenal. He finished with 49 yards on 11 carries, while Kelvin York struggled a great deal.

The defense, as we've come to expect from Whittingham-coached teams, was solid once again. I wouldn't say amazing, but they do what they do.

I know some will get hung up on Wynn's stat line, but I wouldn't read too much into it. I think he had an effective day and it wasn't as disastrous as it might look. Still, as they say, there is always room for improvement and with this only being spring and all, I'm not too worried about the under performers, specifically York, who just looked downright lost out there at times.

Other than that, Jon Hays looked good, but didn't see much action and I suspect he'll be the backup come fall. Still, if Wilson continues improving, he very well might move into that position. We'll see.

So, all in all, I think it was a pretty effective scrimmage. But that's just my take.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Block U

You must be a member of Block U to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Block U. You should read them.

Join Block U

You must be a member of Block U to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Block U. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker