Spring Ball wrapped up on Friday with Buffalo’s Blue and White Scrimmage. The defense dominated, hassling the quarterbacks and picking up six interceptions.
The tone was set by Cameron Lewis, who picked off Tyree Jackson on the goal line early in the day. Other defenders who picked off Buffalo quarterbacks were Jeremiah Dadeboe, who had two picks, Craig Hardgers, Kadofi Wright, Ryan Williamson and Jordan Collier.
Collier closed out the scrimmage with a 55 yard interception return for a touchdown.
The defensive front seven were led by Duke Hwang who had multiple sacks.
Tyree Jackson got the start for the offense and on the day he went 11-of-17 for 133 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also used his feet to pick up 28 yards on the six carries, including a 3-yard TD run.
There were a few nice passes, like a back-shoulder 13 yard touchdown throw to Chris Spell 13-yard touchdown and a 23 yard wheel route to Tyler Mabry.
On the ground Kameron Pickett led UB running backs with eight carries for 48 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown run. His fellow redshirt-freshman back Theo Anderson had eight carries for 22 yards. And Senior Michael Forman finished with nine rushes for 23 yards.
As with any scrimmage nothing that happens is all good. The six interceptions by the defense mostly came off of bad reads. They were not athletic picks, the defenders were just in the right place, and the quarterbacks didn’t see them.
There is a lot to untangle here and all I have is the highlight video and team article. But the secondary was an issue and, at the very least, they are better positioned this season than they were last year.