Coach Steve Spurrier was not overly impressed with his team’s performance during a 90-minute scrimmage Saturday that saw the younger players get most of the snaps.
“It was a lackluster type scrimmage with the receivers and tight ends dropping a bunch of passes and with the offensive linemen jumping offsides,” Spurrier said. “It was pretty ugly on the offensive side.”
The offense scored seven times, but also turned the ball over five times. Each of the top four quarterbacks, Connor Shaw, Dylan Thompson, Andrew Clifford and Seth Strickland threw a touchdown pass, but also were intercepted.
Walk-on cornerback Jessie Dukes had a pair of interceptions, while Kelcy Quarles and Jordan Diggs also picked off passes.
CLEMSON: Tajh Boyd threw for 218 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers wrapped up their third and final stadium scrimmage.
Backup quarterback Cole Stoudt led the offense on a scoring drive on his first possession. On the next possession, the offense struck again as Boyd hit wide receiver Martavis Bryant for a long touchdown.
Bryant finished the day with four catches for 97 yards and had two touchdowns. Boyd was 13 for 22 with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Roderick McDowell led all running backs for a second consecutive scrimmage with 65 yards on four carries.
Jonathan Meeks and Tony Steward had interceptions.
GEORGIA TECH: Quarterback Tevin Washington said the Yellow Jackets “are ready to play someone else” after Saturday’s scrimmage.
Broderick Snoddy had a 70-yard touchdown run and quarterback Vad Lee connected with A-back B.J. Bostic, a former Jefferson County standout, on two key passes, including one for an 11-yard touchdown. Lee had a 28-yard completion to Bostic to set up had a touchdown. Lee also had a 38-yard run.
Running backs Matt Connors and Dennis Andrews, a freshman, each had short touchdown runs.
AUBURN: Coach Gene Chizik says there’s no chance he’ll wait until the season opener to unveil his starting quarterback.
Chizik said after a scrimmage Saturday that he’ll definitely announce his decision between Kiehl Frazier and Clint Moseley before game day Sept. 1 against Clemson at the Georgia Dome.
FLORIDA: The Gators held a rare, open practice Saturday in The Swamp.
About 1,000 fans showed up for a two-hour session coach Will Muschamp called a “little sluggish.”
Florida’s offense, led by competing quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel, mostly struggled.
MISSOURI: Missouri coach Gary Pinkel expects receiver T.J. Moe to fully participate when practice resumes Tuesday.
Moe led the Tigers in receptions and yards receiving in 2010 and 2011. He has been withheld from contact drills since practices began Aug. 2 after hurting his hamstring in June. He has also sat out both of the team’s scrimmages during camp. A final scrimmage is scheduled for Thursday.