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Originally published: 2014-03-29 20:14:03
Last modified: 2014-03-29 20:14:48

Offense plays well in scrimmage

by Steve Behr Sports Editor

Mother Nature may have done Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield a favor Saturday.

The Mountaineers worked through a scrimmage that lasted about an hour and a half at soggy Kidd Brewer Stadium. A constant drizzle that sometimes turned into rain kept things coated with water, but it also gave the Mountaineers a chance to play in conditions they could see this fall.

"We did fumble a couple of snaps, but the backs and receivers held on to the football really well," Satterfield said. "That was one of the things we wanted to look at and that's why we went outside today. We may have to play a game in this next fall, so the guys did a good job with that."

Appalachian State's offense was able to move the ball in the weather, especially behind quarterback Kameron Bryant. He found Jacob McCann for a touchdown shortly before a halftime break.

Bryant also found Simms McEnfresh for a 20-yard score in the team's red zone scrimmage. The defense responded by stopping the offense the next five times.

It was second team quarterback Taylor Lamb who drove the Mountaineers to their first two scores. The offense got a 42-yard field goal from Zach Matics and a 64-yard touchdown run from Eric Davidson.

Matics also made a 37-yard field goal, but missed a 32-yarder.

Davidson and Terrance Upshaw both scored touchdowns on drives that started inside the 10-yard line.

"We did some good things," Satterfield said. "Eric Davidson had a great run, there. He had some good, strong runs throughout the scrimmage and had a couple of touchdowns."

Wide receiver Malachi Jones did not play because of a head injury suffered in practice last week. Lamb left the scrimmage early after suffering a head injury when he was hit throwing a pass.

Defensive tackle Nathaniel Norwood also suffered a head injury and left the game early.

Appalachian State has two more practices before their spring game, which is Friday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.