Notes and stats from the first spring scrimmage

Written by Sam Werner on .

Pitt scrimmaged for the first time this spring, live with referees and everything Friday. The Panthers ran 26 series and about 130 plays, mostly ones vs. ones and twos vs. twos. It was full-pads, to-the-ground tackling. Here are the notable stats from the scrimmage:

Tom Savage: 16/30, 161 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Chad Voytik: 10/24, 172 yds, 3 TDs

Rushel Shell: 10 car, 30 yds
Isaac Bennett: 29 car, 78 yds, 1 TD
Malcolm Crockett: 18 car, 67 yds, 3 TDs
Demitrious Davis: 10 car, 24 yds
Desmond Brown: 3 car, 5 yds
Chad Voytik: 1 car, 4 yds

Devin Street: 4 rec, 82 yds, 1 TD
Chris Wuestner: 3 rec, 43 yds, 1 TD
Kevin Weatherspoon: 3 rec, 61 yds
Manasseh Garner: 3 rec, 54 yds, 1 TD
Ed Tinker: 2 rec, 29 yds
JP Holtz: 2 rec, 9 yds, 1 TD
Drew Carswell: 2 rec, 15 yds
Rushel Shell: 2 rec, 2 yds
Scott Orndoff: 1 rec, 29 yds, 1 TD
Brett Zuck: 1 rec, 10 yds
Isaac Bennett: 1 rec, 3 yds

A few quick thoughts to go along with that...

-Looked like both quarterbacks had some trouble with their accuracy today, especially inside the red zone. Savage spoke afterward about how it's tougher in the red zone in a confident space, and that's one of the hardest things to get acclimated to in live action scenarios.

-Savage had one beautiful bomb to Weatherspoon that must have gone 60 yards in the air, but fell incomplete.

-Shell got hurt after three series and sat out the rest of the session with an ice pack on his groin.

-With Shell out, Crockett looked like the best running back, showing some good burst on his runs.

-There were a few mistakes. Gabe Roberts had a fumbled shotgun snap to Savage, and the first team got called for two red zone penalties, one of which they atoned for with a touchdown. The practice ended with an interception by Mike Caprara on a Savage pass. Bennett also lost a fumble that was stripped by Anthony Gonzalez.

-There weren't any significant depth chart changes. T.J. Clemmings worked with the first-team offense at right tackle, so he may have pulled ahead in that battle with Juantez Hollins for now. K'Waun Williams left practice early, and E.J. Banks and Chris Davis mixed in with the first team at the boundary cornerback spot. Tyrique Jarrett also got some run with the first team along the defensive line.

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