OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University’s football team played its first intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning at Yager Stadium and the defense dominated the offense for most of the day.
Defensive coordinator Jay Peterson’s veteran-stocked unit recorded 22 plays that ended up in minus yardage and another six plays that went for no gain. The defense held Miami’s running game to just 61 net yards on 53 carries. Miami's passing game completed 12 of 27 passes for 160 yards. The RedHawk “D” caused numerous fumbles, including one that resulted in a 35-yard touchdown return by senior linebacker Chris Wade plus a 65-yard return by junior linebacker Tyler Tucker.
Coach John Klacik’s offensive unit wasn’t completely stifled. Eight different plays went for 10 yards or more, highlighted by a 40-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Austin Boucher to rising sophomore Rokeem Williams. Junior Drew Kummer also completed a 20-yard pass to recently converted slotback Kevin Johnson and a 15-yard toss to senior Allen Veazie.
The longest run of the day was a 17-yard scamper by junior tailback Spencer Treadwell.
Sophomore placekicker Kaleb Patterson converted a 36-yard field goal during the 90-minute practice.
Coach Don Treadwell’s squad will scrimmage each of the next two Saturdays. Spring practice ends on April 26. For information about Miami season football tickets, call the Athletic Ticket Office at (513) 529-4295,