All I do is throw touchdowns and rock sweet facial hair, and it appears the scrimmage is over ... Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
I didn't get a chance to make it to Waco this morning and Baylor has yet to post the aggregated statistics, so I looked around a bit on twitter to find out about today's action. For whatever reason, the tweets from the official Baylor Football account (@BUFootball) were somewhat sparse. Whoever was running it today focused mainly on scoring plays and turnovers. I was hoping for more information between the 20s, so to speak.
I found some from the account of Todd Wills (@wtwills09), the publisher for SicEmSports. Most of the tweets I embed below the jump will be from him. I know this stuff doesn't take the place of an actual report (that's coming) or total statistics and/or drive charts. Please bear with me until we get those things. If I find more people sharing info on twitter, I'll post them here, too.
I should also say that the live thread over on BearsTruth (247Sports) was very good. Several posters were there watching and gave much more complete information.
Bryce Petty hits Jay Lee on deep TD on first drive as Baylor No. 2 offense opens Meet The Bears scrimmage.— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) August 11, 2012
That was against the first team defense. Jay Lee's performance on the day is both exciting and terrifying (there's that motto again!) because he's going against what would be our starting corners/safeties. Aren't defenses typically ahead of offenses early in practices, or do I have that backwards?
The first-team O followed with...
Interesting for a few reasons. I wish we knew more about what kind of formation this was and where Goodley lined up on the play. I'm willing to guess it was on a screen of some kind.
This is 1O vs. 2D, so it's not surprising, but those tweets were minutes apart at the most.
Antwan Goodley breaks tackle of Chance Casey and goes 75 yards. Two 75 yard TDs in four plays on offense. This one was Florence at QB.— Todd Wills (@wtwills09) August 11, 2012
Yeah, that's what I thought. It appears those were the "only" TDs of the day, though. Observers there reported that the offense was stuffed on a designed goal-line set, a triumph that seems to have ignited the defense. Wills tweeted that the D was much better later in the practice.
Jay Lee still managed to make his presence felt, again against what I assume was the first-team defense.
Jay Lee is having a great day. Made K.J. miss a tackle on a short route and broke away from the secondary for 50 yards. Eye opening.— Todd Wills (@wtwills09) August 11, 2012
Transfer Darryl Stonum then got in on the act a bit. The second half of the tweet makes me think he was running with the second offense.
Darryl Stonum on the Jet for a a first down. Long strides. Doesn't look like he's running. Next play Sam Holl leaps for an INT of Petty.— Todd Wills (@wtwills09) August 11, 2012
Holl's INT was the last major play of the day before the scrimmage broke up and the Meet the Bears event actually began.
Sam Holl steps up for Baylor defense with interception of Bryce Petty to end drive at Meet The Bears scrimmage.— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) August 11, 2012
I won't post those tweets here since they aren't germane to on-the-field action, but if you go look at the timeline for @BUFootball, there were quite a few good pictures of players interacting with fans. The crowd looked good, too.