It was great to be back in Byrd Stadium for the annual Maryland Red vs White Spring Football game. QB Danny O'Brien led the Red team to a 35-7 win. It was an entertaining game despite the Terps didn't really open their playbook for this game.
"The thing is, you've got to remember we didn't let them do anything," Head Coach Randy Edsall said. "We just basically played a couple of coverages and really one front the whole time. We had no movement on the defensive line."
O'Brien opened things with a 65 yard scoring pass to WR Ronnie Tyler on the game's first play and the White team never really recovered from that. The Red team ended the half up 28-0.
Despite the lopsided score at the end of the half, Edsall liked the intensity and the fact the team came out of the spring relatively injury free.
"I thought we had a pretty good day out there today," Edsall said. "Good things: we had no injuries when it came down to the Spring and relatively we're in very good shape from a health standpoint. I thought the guys really competed hard."
Here are the pictures I took before the game and during the first half. As always, click on the picture for a larger version. Unfortunately I had to leave at the half due to allergies and a headache that was so bad, three aspirin companies were bidding on it. Enjoy!!!
Injured OL Pete DeSouza on the road to recovery
Stretching before the game.
The two teams before the game.
QB Danny O'Brien during warm ups.
RB Haroon Brown
DB Matt Robinson
LB's Ryan Donohue and Kenny Tate
OL R.J. Dill works on a drill
OL Bennett Fulper and DL Alex Walker work on a drill
Fulper and DL Maurice Hampton go at it one on one.
QB Danny O'Brien leads the offense during warm ups.
I like this pic I got of Davin Meggett and Austin Walker. Both of their Father's played for Super Bowl champions. David Meggett for the Giants and Rick "Doc" Walker for the Redskins.
QB C.J. Brown leads the White team.
QB Danny O'Brien leads the Red team.
Love the next six pictures and the OL-DL battle in the trenches!
Note the battle between OL Andrew Gonnella (77) and DL Joe Vellano (72)
QB Danny O'Brien leads the Red team offense
Handing off to RB Davin Meggett. O'Brien was sharp today, completing 16 of 23 passes for 199 yards and two TD's.
QB C.J. Brown gets the pass off while being pressured by DL Isaiah Ross
QB Danny O'Brien hands off to RB Davin Meggett
Testudo enjoys the nice afternoon, kicking back with a cold drink.
Tony Logan returns a punt.
The Offensive Line in action. I love watching this group work.
WR Kerry Boykins sees daylight...
However LB Kenny Tate is there to slow Boykins progress.
DB Anthony Green had two interceptions today, including this one returned 51 yards for a TD.
Kicking game was solid today. Here Nick Fererra tacks on the extra point after Green's interception.
Webb Dulin returns a kickoff.
QB C.J. Brown passing.
Punter Michael Tart averaged 45 yards per punt today.
QB C.J. Brown
Here's RB D.J. Adams going airborne...
Clutch grab of Adams by DL Andre Monroe to prevent any injury
QB C.J. Brown attempting to pass while DL Bradley Johnson applies pressure.