RICHMOND - On a crisp and breezy Saturday morning, the Eastern Kentucky University football team held its first scrimmage of the spring season. The offense edged the defense 26-19.
“I thought we played with a high level of passion today,” EKU Head Coach Dean Hood said. “It was really fun to watch. For our first scrimmage, I thought we were pretty sharp and didn’t have a whole lot of undisciplined penalties.”
The offense earned points by stringing together at least two first downs in a row, scoring a touchdown or kicking a field goal. The defense was awarded points by forcing a three-and-out or coming away with a turnover.
Saturday’s scrimmage featured an abundance of situational football. The defense was stout very early in the scrimmage, particularly against the run, forcing a handful of three-and-outs. As the scrimmage wore on, the running game opened up for Kentayvus Hopkins, JJ Jude and Dy’Shawn Mobley. Jude, a Johnson Central High School graduate, led EKU in rushing during the 2013 season.
Wide receivers Devin Borders and Taylor Miller scored the offensive touchdowns.
Eastern Kentucky will hold another scrimmage on Saturday morning, April 12, beginning around 8:30 a.m.. EKU’s annual spring game is slated for Thursday night, April 24.