Spring Reports

Our last report on spring scrimmages. Click here, here and here to view previous reports. Announced attendance included when available.

Big East

West Virginia: Running back Noel Devine played only a half, but rushed for 73 yards and one touchdown in 12 carries. Attendance: 21,029.

Conference USA

Southern Methodist: No spring game for the Mustangs. "I think it's overrated," June Jones said.


Kent State: Running back Eugene Jarvis, seven months removed from a lacerated kidney that ended his 2009 season, scored a touchdown and was elected captain for a team-record fourth time. Attendance: 3,000.

Pacific 10

Oregon: Quarterbacks Nate Costa and Darron Thomas each had their moments, but look for Costa to win the starting job in the fall. Attendance: 25,211.

Oregon State: Ryan Katz completed nine of 20 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. The projected starter had one pass intercepted. Redshirt freshman Jack Lomax, son of former NFL quarterback Neil Lomax, threw three touchdown passes, all to Mitch Singler. Jacquizz Rogers did not play. Attendance: 7,141.

USC: Matt Barkley suffered a hand injury and Mitch Mustain made the most of extended playing time, passing for nearly 300 yards and five touchdowns. Freshman running back Dillon Baxter ran for 129 yards, including 58 after a flashy double-spin move. But Lane Kiffin's team remains a work in progress. Attendance: 15,000.

Washington: Nick Montana, son of Hall of Famer Joe Montana, completed 21 of 34 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns. He had an interception returned for a score by cornerback Anthony Boyles. Attendance: 15,000.

Western Athletic

Fresno State: Receiver Devon Wylie caught three touchdown passes and cornerback L.J. Jones scored on a 24-yard interception return. Attendance: 2,000.

Hawaii: The Warriors displayed more punch to their running game, but the quarterback derby remains a puzzle, a concern with the opener against USC in 122 days. Attendance: 1,000.

New Mexico State: The Aggies have college football's longest bowl drought at 51 seasons, but DeWayne Walker's rebuilding plan could be paying dividends. Quarterback Matt Christian, a junior college transfer, completed 16 of 26 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown.

Kyle Bunch

Partnerships for R/GA Ventures. Raised in California, adopted by Texas. Opinions expressed here are mine and they are fantastic.

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