August 22, 2006 - by
Chris Davis and Lawrence Timmons Star In Tuesday’s Football Scrimmage

Aug. 22, 2006


• FSU went through a full scrimmage Tuesday morning at 9:45 on Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium

• Prior to the scrimmage, the Seminoles worked on the punt and punt block teams with Jae Thaxton, Lawrence Timmons and Anthony Houllis each recording a block

Drew Weatherford led all passers, completing 8-of-11 for 166 yards with a TD

Xavier Lee was 9-of-19 for 104 yards (1 TD) and Christian Ponder completed 4-of-6 passes for 58 yards

Matt Dunham (2-25 yards), Antone Smith (2-21) and Lorenzo Booker (5-18) were the top three rushers

Chris Davis (5-162, 1 TD), Richard Goodman (4-43), Damon McDaniel (2-32), Greg Carr (2-25), Rod Owens (2-20) and Caz Piurowski (2-15, 1 TD) led the receivers

• Scrimmage Defensive leaders:

Dekoda Watson (6 tackles, 3 sacks)

Everette Brown (5 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 TFL)

Korey Mangum (5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU)

Lawrence Timmons (4 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 INT, 2 PBU)

Jae Thaxton (4 tackles, 1 forced fumble)

Toddrick Verdell (4 tackles)

• Goalline drills ended the day with the No. 2 offense going 0-for-4 vs. the No. 1 defense (stops by Thaxton, Geno Hayes and Timmons) and the No. 1 offense scoring on two of four attempts (Booker 3-yard run, Dunham 1-yard run) vs. the No. 2 defense

• The Seminoles return to practice Wednesday for an 8:30 a.m. session (24 periods) and a 6:15 p.m. session (18 periods)


Head Coach Bobby Bowden

(On the scrimmage)

“We did some good things out there. The offense moved the ball pretty good and the defense made stops when they had to make stops.”

(on Drew Weatherford)

“I thought he threw well and led this team well. I also thought the other quarterback (Xavier Lee) made some improvements and is coming along much better too. That is what we have to have.”

(On Myron Rolle’s status)

“He has to get healthy before we can let him get back out there. He should be back soon.”

(On Chris Davis’ development as a player)

“The first thing you have to learn coming out of high school is all of those moves in high school don’t work in college. You get about one move then you better get gone and I’m sure he has gradually learned that.”

(On Gary Cismesia’s two missed field goals in Saturday’s scrimmage)

“You are going to get those things and you just hope you don’t get them at the wrong time. But the two days before he was perfect then he missed two that day after he had hit two. He kicked good today and he kicked good in practice yesterday so maybe he has found out some things.”

(On Lawrence Timmons’ three sacks and interception)

“We expected that out of him. He does that every Saturday.”

WR Chris Davis

(On his outstanding catch during the scrimmage)

“There is no real explanation. I concentrated as much as I could. Luck was just on my side ”

(On his performance today)

“Anytime you step on the game field you want to have a good day. I just felt good. Drew made some nice reads and just threw the ball where it needed to be.”

(On his versatility between catching short routes and deep routes)

“You can’t just think I’m just going to do a short route. Now you have to look out for me on the deep ball. All of our receivers are capable of the deep ball. Greg (Carr) is 6’6″ with the deep ball, so you have to respect that and if they don’t respect it they are going to get caught slipping.”

(on his goals)

“I want to be the best receiver I can and be an all-around receiver. Route running, catching, down field blocking, I want to be all of those threats.”

(On his two deep receptions)

“The line held for us and anytime that happens and Drew has time, there is no telling how far we can get down the field or out-run the coverage and it happened for us today.”

LB Lawrence Timmons

(On his performance so far in the preseason)

“I’m just being me and playing the style that I know how to play, just getting to the ball and doing what I love to do.”

(On the scrimmage)

“The offense did well at times and defense did well at times. It was a pretty good scrimmage on both ends of the ball.”

(On interception)

“I was kind of caught off guard. The wide receiver dropped the ball and I just took it and was good to go.”

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