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Owls Hold 5th Scrimmage

Oct. 21, 2000


In its most efficient outing of the season, the offense defeated the defense in Florida Atlantic University's fifth intrasquad scrimmage of the season Saturday morning at the Tom Oxley Practice Field. The final score was 28-13 in a format that awards points to the offense in traditional fashions while awarding the defense for turnovers and stopping offensive drives.

"I thought we had a good practice and the reason why we did is because the offense had some consistency and moved the ball pretty well each time they had the ball," said FAU head coach Howard Schnellenberger. "The big thing is that there were a lot of plays called. We got a lot of good work done. We're further along this Saturday than we were last Saturday, and I think that will continue on."

Just twelve plays into the scrimmage, the offense jumped out to a 14-0 lead behind two Garrett Jahn touchdown passes. The first was a 55-yard bomb to Thomas Parker while Matt Prudenti caught a 27-yard throw to cap off the next series. Jahn finished 10-of-20 for 187 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He also ran for a touchdown.

On the fourth series, walk-on fullback Jerrid Lundstedt ran for a 2-yard touchdown to give the offense a 21-1 lead. Lundstedt finished with 45 yards on eight carries.

The scrimmage also featured two players who were taking on different responsibilities for the first time this fall.

"It looks like the move with Blake Thames from quarterback to wide receiver is going to work out well, and Eddie Dunbar going from tight end to center will certainly bolster our offensive line," said Schnellenberger.

FAU will scrimmage once again October 28 at 10:00am at the Tom Oxley Practice Field.



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