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Cal Holds Second Scrimmage of Spring
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/20/2002

April 20, 2002

BERKELEY - Led by quarterback Kyle Boller and tailback Admichinobe Echemaandu, Cal's offense moved the ball with regularity in the Bears' second scrimmage of the spring Saturday in Memorial Stadium.

Boller completed 12-of-16 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns. His first scoring toss came on the first play from scrimmage when he hit Geoff McArthur deep down the right side for 50 yards. Later, Boller connected with tight end Tom Swoboda for a 23-yard score up the middle.

Echemaandu carried the ball 12 times for 59 yards, including three rushes for at least 10 yards. He also caught a screen pass from Reggie Robertson and raced 72 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown.

The second half of the scrimmage, however, was plagued numerous penalties that slowed the offense's progress.

"I think we figured out that we can't penalize ourselves in crucial situations," said head coach Jeff Tedford. "Still, some guys stepped up today. Overall, we're not where we need be yet, but we've got another week to work on it. I like our enthusiasm."

In addition to his passing numbers, Boller also scrambled 24 yards for a touchdown. Robertson finished the day with six completions in 10 attempts for 173 yards, and McArthur had four catches for 106 yards.

Other players who stood out offensively were tailback Terrell Williams (9 carries, 19 yards), receiver Michael Sparks (5 catches, 69 yards) and receiver Christian Prelle (3 catches, 62 yards).

On defense, linebacker Wendell Hunter had two tackles for loss, including one sack, while both Ray Carmel and Nnamdi Asomugha blocked a punt in special teams drills.

Cal concludes its spring practice sessions with the Spring Game on Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.


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