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UA football: Scott, Jenkins shine in Glendale scrimmage

2012-03-24T16:51:00Z UA football: Scott, Jenkins shine in Glendale scrimmageBy Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats' offense scored 10 touchdowns and averaged more than four yards per play in today's spring scrimmage at Glendale Community College. Here are some of the highlights:

Passing: Matt Scott completed 15 of 23 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns. He did not turn the ball over.

Rushing: Daniel Jenkins led the Wildcats with 81 rushing yards on nine carries; he also scored two touchdowns. Ka’Deem Carey (9 carries, 30 yards) and Kylan Butler (9 carries, 29 yards, 2 touchdowns) both averaged about 3 yards per carry.

Receiving: Tyler Slavin led all receivers with five catches for 57 yards. It could have been more: His 50-yard touchdown catch from Scott was called back because of holding. Austin Hill caught 5 passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns, and walk-on Johnny Jackson grabbed four passes for 26 yards.

Defense: Safety Jared Tevis had an interception, but slipped and fell on his way to a sure touchdown. Derrick Rainey started at cornerback for the rehabbing Jonathan McKnight, and played well.

Special teams: Walk-on Jake Smith has inserted himself into the competition at placekicker. The former Syracuse and Youngstown State player split time with John Bonano on PATs.

 

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