Offense over Defense

Nov. 4, 2000

BOCA RATON, FL -

The offense defeated the defense as the Florida Atlantic University football team played its seventh intrasquad scrimmage of the season Saturday morning at the Tom Oxley Practice Field. The final score was 37-29 in a scoring system in which the offense scores in traditional fashions while the defense is awarded points for turnovers and stopping the offense on downs. The win gives the offense a 4-3 edge in the season series.

"The offense had a dramatic improvement from a technical standpoint," said FAU head coach Howard Schnellenberger. " They didn't have as many penalties, and they moved the ball more consistently, particularly when we were coming off our own goal line. The defense didn't make the big plays so obviously they ended up on the short end of the score."

Tight end Frank Conrad had touchdown receptions of three yards and nine yards. Doug Parker led the rushing attack with 69 yards on 10 carries. Dekolan James rushed for 41 yards on eight carries along with a touchdown. Thomas Parker led FAU in receiving with 40 yards on two receptions, including a five-yard score. Blake Thames, who was converted from quarterback to wide receiver earlier in the fall, scored the other touchdown on an 18-yard catch on the final play of the scrimmage.

"We have two more scrimmages," said Schnellenberger. "The one at Pro Player Stadium at 1pm (next Saturday) will be probably more like this scrimmage where we put the ball in different spots of the field, and then maybe with the homecoming game (November 18), we'll try to do some kind of simulated game situation."

There will be no admission to next week's scrimmage at Pro Player Stadium. FAU's final scrimmage of the season will coincide with homecoming on November 18 at the Tom Oxley Practice Field at 1:00pm.

 

 

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