Scrimmage Time


Aug. 16, 2014

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Story By Brian Ormiston
Video By Chip Fontanazza

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - UCF grinded out 16 consecutive days of practices before the Knights hit the grass of Bright House Networks Stadium for a scrimmage Saturday morning.

"I would have liked to have seen more movement at the line of scrimmage for both sides, offense and defense," head coach George O'Leary said. "We will evaluate the tape, see where it's at. Overall we got everybody a chance to be on film."

UCF opened the day with individual drills, then worked on special teams before kicking off the scrimmage. The first half featured the first-team offense against the second-team defense and vice versa. The third teams faced off against each other as did the fourth teams as well. In the second half, the first teams went head-to-head.

With quarterback Pete DiNovo leading the first team, the UCF offense immediately marched down the field highlighted by a key Taylor Oldham reception and a Dontravious Wilson touchdown run. The defenses then stood tall on the next three drives until the first-team offense returned to the field, where William Stanback delivered a 50-yard touchdown run.

The defense stepped up the rest of the morning. Errol Clarke, D.J. Killings and Kyle Gibson all collected interceptions, and Shaquem Griffin had a powerful hit to force a fumble. A pair of 45-yard field-goal attempts were in the cards for the offense, and both Shawn Moffitt and Matthew Wright converted.

The end of the day featured UCF putting in several minutes of red-zone work.

Saturday's practice was No. 17 in the books for the Knights, who will not hold a session Sunday. Fall semester classes get underway Monday on campus.

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