HUNTSVILLE -- TyMagic Robinson rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and Chris Poullard added 31 yards and a score on seven carries as the play of the running backs was an offensive highlight for Sam Houston State in the Bearkats' second full scrimmage of 2007 spring ball Saturday morning.
Sam Houston State ran 80 plays during the hour-long scrimmage. The Bearkat defense created five turnovers with three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
"The defense was flying around and making some big hits. They played hard and really physical," SHSU head coach Todd Whitten said. "Obviously, you have to be concerned about the offense turning the ball over five times, but the defense came to play today."
On cold and windy morning, Rhett Bomar completed nine of 21 passes for 156 yards and Brett Hicks added seven of 17 attempts for 82 yards. Tight end Blake Martin had receptions of 59 and 26 yards.
"Coming into the spring, we were concerned about finding a replacement for D. D. Terry, the league's leading rusher last year, but our running backs have continued to improved," Whitten said. "Chris Poullard is having a great spring and is our starter right now. He's a tough runner and he's getting it done. TyMagic had a nice today today as well."
Spring practice will conclude Saturday, April 21, with the annual
Orange-White spring game at Bowers Stadium at 10 a.m.