March 25, 2000
NEW ORLEANS -- The Tulane offense and defense each took turns dominating play at Saturday's scrimmage, which ended the second week of spring drills.
The defense dominated play early and ended the day with three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and numerous tackles for loss and pass break-ups. But once the Green Wave offense got rolling, it put up points in bunches, finishing the 115-play scrimmage with 12 touchdowns.
"It was another strong scrimmage for us," said head coach Chris Scelfo. "The defense came with a lot of intensity and really flew around today, especially early. Offensively, we started slow, but finished very well."
Quarterback J.P. Losman guided the Wave to its first two scores of the day. The first score came on a 40-yard pass to Zander Robinson and was followed two drives later by a two-yard run by Gee Reshard. On the day, Losman completed 10-of-17 passes for 109 yards, one interception and one touchdown.
Fellow quarterback Patrick Ramsey put in another solid effort, going 9-for-17 for 91 yards and three touchdowns. All told, Ramsey led the Green Wave offense to six of its 12 scoring drives.
The Green Wave rushing attack continues to show improvement this spring, as three backs totaled six touchdowns. Jeff Sanchez tallied 15 carries for a team-high 81 yards and two touchdowns. Included in the effort was a 52-yard run midway through the scrimmage. Brant Hocke was the short-yardage specialist, totaling 11 yards on 10 carries and three rushing touchdowns. Hocke also added a fourth TD on a five-yard reception, while Gee Reshard tallied 14 yards on seven carries and a TD.
"I saw a lot of progress today," said Scelfo. "We never gave up and continued to improve throughout the scrimmage."
Tulane continues spring practice through April 3. The Green Wave Spring Game is
scheduled for Saturday, April 1.