The Blue Team beat the White team 28-23 today.
The white team offense was made up of mostly starters. Hartline was 17-32 for the day for 199 yards and that included a 1-8 start. The Blue defense sacked Hartline several times and a kid named Burden was very impressive and Leach said he will be fun to watch.
Lenz also had his name called many times on defense as well.
Fidler lead the Blue team and looked impressive early as they jumped out to a 21-0 lead.
Moncell Allen ran the ball like Earl Campbell in the second half for the blue team often times dragging tacklers for yards.
Hartline did lead team to a touchdown on last possesion and looked good in the two minute offense. There was several times where the White team drove ball only to suffer a big sack or in some cases back to back sacks. Again, the Burden kid was a big reason.
They didnt use much kicking in the second half, as they didnt kick off or punt so I dont know about a replacement for Matsay.
EJ Adams did have a slight injured shoulder but nothing major I dont think.
Hartline and Fidler both had their moments but the passing game overall was about the same as last year. In other words not many sustained drives.
Blue did return a fumble 59 yards for a TD as Alphonso Smith fumbled an option and tried to bat it up to himself only to have a defender snatch it and return it for TD.
Leach said it will be intersesting later on as Massokowski/Newton arrive and see if they challenge Hartline right away. I really felt Mass could be redshirted but they say he is playing baseball now and throwing around 90 so his problem physically ( dont remember if it was shoulder or arm ) must be improving.
Coach Cal was there and Leach said, PP was right by his side. Hopefully that is a good thing.
Also I think it shows how that UK football has improved. I dont remember too many Spring blue/white games broadcast on the radio by the Big Blue Network before.