Youth take reps in scrimmage
FORT COLLINS» The day was bigger than the team on the field, a fact Colorado State football coach Mike Bobo could sense early on Saturday in the first preseason scrimmage.
There were a host of veterans out with injuries, with the ones along the offensive line (Tyler Bjorklund and Trae Moxley) leading to some major shuffling and protection issues for the second unit, and a few had their workload cut back to create more reps for the youngsters.
Freshman receiver E.J. Scott had a strong showing with five catches for 87 yards, but he also had a fumble. The flip side to that play was his classmate, safety Jadon Walker, caused and recovered it. He had eight stops, including two sacks in the scrimmage.
Collin Hill, coming off knee surgery, showed he can move and extend plays.
Starting quarterback Nick Stevens looked strong (10-of-15, 224 yards and two scores), outside of a bad read in the red zone when he was intercepted by Justin Sweet.