After three weeks of spring practices CMU football finally got to run through a game like environment this morning in front of hundreds of fans at the practice field.
It could not of been a much nicer Saturday morning for a spring game today in Grand Junction. Players got their first true taste of a game like environment with a good crowd on hand.
Early on in the game the defense was dominant flying all over the field, as junior Blake Nelson picked up a huge sack early that got the squad rolling.
Well after a few possessions of going three and out, the offense finally got rolling as Josh Brown pulled in a fingertip catch to set up a field goal.
Now the offense wasn’t quite done quarterback Eystin Salum wanted to get in on the action. He threw a beautiful arching pass that was taken to the house for the touchdown for the red squad.
Well things may have started sloppy, but head coach Russ Martin was still pleased with his team’s performance.
“We had a lot of young guys getting some reps and so what we wanted to accomplish this spring, was to develop that depth. We wanted to get much better in our systems and these guys just continue to make me believers in them”, said Martin.
Another bright spot for the Mavs in the spring game was red-shirt freshman Rope Ruel. He connected on his passes all day long, but still knows brighter things are ahead for the Mavs.
“Our goal has not been met yet, but I would say I can see a bright future for us. I think our potential is still high and that we can be a very good team this year”, said Ruel.