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Roof pleased with Duke's 60-play scrimmage

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2005

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Durham, N.C. - After hosting the annual Meet the Blue Devils activities early in the afternoon, the Duke football team rolled through a 60-play scrimmage on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium to the delight of head coach Ted Roof.

"I thought we got better as a football team today," Roof commented. "Both sides of the ball did some really nice things out there. One of the keys is to develop and sustain good work habits, so we'll look forward to getting back to the practice field tomorrow."

Defensive end Eli Nichols continued his solid play by registering three tackles for loss, one sack and one quarterback pressure. Defensive tackle Joel East contributed two tackles for loss while end Phillip Alexander and tackle Casey Camero had one sack apiece. Safety Brian Greene recorded the afternoon's lone turnover with an interception.

On offense, quarterback Mike Schneider completed eight-of-14 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown while Marcus Jones was two-for-two through the air for 44 yards including a 37-yard scoring strike to tight end Norman Gee. Jomar Wright paced the receiving unit with three catches for 32 yards.

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