Craig Hoffman checking in from Cortland with a first hand take on the Green and White game.
No Chris Ivory but he was playing around on the field and did not have a limp or look restricted. No wraps were visible on either hamstring. McKnight is out with a head injury no known severity as per Brian Costello. I do not see Kellen Winslow Jr. in warmups.
Both punters excelled in coffin corner drills, the hang times were impressive. Quigley was doing it flat-footed. Zach Rogers muffed two punts in warmups but Kerley looked solid along with Mike Edwards.
Kickers were both good from 52 but Cundiff hit from 60.
Pregame 11 on 11 drill Smith connects on a 40 yard bomb to Jeremy Kerley. Sanchez connects deep to Ben Obamanu.
Geno Smith is the first team starter for the opening series. Milliner broke up a pass to Gates. Smith to Hilliard complete with huge pressure from Demario Davis. Smith to Hill in traffic for 9. Bilal Powell with a beautiful run for a gain of 24. A laser complete to Gates for a gain of 10 on a slant. Wildcat TD for Powell negated by an illegal formation penalty. Smith scramble for 7 negated by holding penalty. Gorgeous out route to Gates for 15. Wildcat Powell stuffed for gain of 1. Great break up by Harris on a pass to Powell looked fast. 4th and goal shovel pass to Powell incomplete. Smith was under control and poised no sacks taken. 1st team o-line held up pressure only from extra blitzers.
Smith 4 for 6 for 60 yards
Powell 2 rushes for 24 yards
Sanchez with 2nd team vs 2nd team defense. Sanchez to Reuland gain of 2. Sanchez on a scramble gain of 6. Bad snap handled by Sanchez and thrown dangerously to Hayden Smith incomplete. 4th down and 2 is a punt. Which is bombed by Malone for 70 yards and a touchdown. 2nd team o-line held up well.
Sanchez 1 for 2 for 2 yards
2nd team offense with Sanchez vs 1st defense. John Griffin for 2 yards stopped by Coples. Pace comes unblocked off the edge forcing an incompletion. Demario Davis at OLB. Sanchez pass to Reuland should have been caught short of 1st. Punt from Quigley 60 yards fair catch. Run blocking is spotty.
Sanchez total 1 for 4 for 2 yards overall
1st team offense vs 2nd team defense. Smith poor pass behind Cumberland. Smith keeper for 2 yards. Smith complete to Gates gain of 3 pressure from Sapp and Jarrett. Punt by Malone 58 yard punt fair catch.
Smith overall 5 for 8 for 63 yards
Simms in at QB. Run by Griffin gain of 1 Leger Douzable on tackle. Deep ball to Collins incomplete pressure by Douzable. Simms picked by Eric Crocker on an awful throw to no one.
Simms 0 for 2 0 yards 1 INT
McElroy in at QB. Run for loss of one by Span. Pass compete to Pantale gain of 8. Pass complete to Rogers for 7 well placed. Span for 10 broke tackles. Span for 2. Wide receiver screen complete to Spadola for a loss of 5. A bomb to Spadola for a 48 yard TD an incredible catch beat Fletcher who had good coverage. Spadola can play and is a serious threat to make the squad.
McElroy 4-4 58 yards 1TD
Spadola 2 catches for 43 yards 1TD
Sanchez with 1st team O vs 1st team D. Sweep right blown up by Harris. Kerley with a nice catch settling down in the zone for 14. Sanchez to Cumberland for 6 almost got him killed. Powell with two good cuts for 9 great blocking by Howard. Sanchez incomplete to Kerley a drop. Tommy Bohanon for 9. Sanchez quick out to Kerley for 5 on Kyle Wilson. Sanchez sacked by Landry he fell over avoiding Landry. Terrific screen to Powell for 8 Powell is elusive. Barnes had pressure. Sanchez overthrows Gates would have been TD. 4th and 13 field goal attempt 39 yards is good.
Sanchez 4 for 6
Geno in 2nd team O vs 2nd team D
False start. Smith sacked but play was offsides. Screen to Griffin for 2 yards. False start again. Handoff up the middle for 3. Great pass breakup by Lankster on a pass to Hill.
Smith 1 for 2 for 2 yards
McElroy in at QB Simms skipped. McElroy to Hazelton for 70 yards and a TD on busted coverage the throw was easy.
McElroy 1 for 1 70 yards TD
Sanchez with 1s vs 2s defense Sanchez picked off by Cro pretty easily.