Fresno State went through its final scrimmage of fall camp Saturday, with both the public and closed portions won by the offense and quarterbacks Chason Virgil, Jorge Reyna and Marcus McMaryion.
“We have decisions to make, for sure,” coach Jeff Tedford said, two weeks ahead of the Sept. 2 opener against Incarnate Word. “But just because Week One is what it is it doesn’t mean that it’s like that all year long.
“It’s going to continue to stay competitive. But all of them showed some good things. It’s a nice problem.”
Highlights – In the open first half of the scrimmage, Virgil hit KeeSean Johnson for a 39-yard touchdown pass on a drive that saw the No. 1 offense also convert a third-and-10.
Reyna led a TD drive, scoring on a 9-yard run that followed a 26-yard completion to Derrion Grim and a 21-yard strike to Justin Allen.
The defense had a score, with linebacker Mykal Walker pouncing on a pass that bounced off its intended receiver and into the air and returning it for a touchdown.
In the second part of the scrimmage, after the public was cleared to cap Fan Appreciation Day, the Bulldogs worked through situations, running a 2-minute drill as well as red-zone and goal-line series.
Senior Da’Mari Scott made a sprawling one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone with a defender in position to make a play on the ball. Two bodies and four hands were right there, and Scott had the one that counted.
Coming and going – Keiti Iakopo, a defensive tackle out of Golden West College in Huntington Beach, has been admitted to school and is expected to be cleared to practice on Sunday night.
The Bulldogs did lose a cornerback in Matthew Boateng, a transfer from Arizona Western College who had signed in December and went through spring ball. Boateng has been ruled academically ineligible.
Rivers running – Freshman running back Ronnie Rivers took the first snaps with the No. 1 offense.
Timeline – Tedford on sorting through the quarterback position: “We have a big personnel meeting on Monday, have a meeting on how we’re going to move forward. We have to watch this tape and see. There are a lot of little things that you don’t see that we know, whether a guy forgets to send a guy in motion or whatever, whether reads are happening. But that’s just one position. We have a lot of decisions to make at other positions as well.”
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Fresno State 2017 schedule
Home games at Bulldog Stadium
Sept. 2 vs. Incarnate Word, 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 at Alabama, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Sept. 16 at Washington, 6:30 p.m. (Pac-12)
Sept. 30 vs. Nevada, 7 p.m.
Oct. 7 at San Jose State, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Oct. 14 vs. New Mexico, 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 at San Diego State. 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Oct. 28 vs. UNLV, 7 p.m.
Nov. 4 vs. Brigham Young, TBA (ESPN networks)
Nov. 11 at Hawaii. 8 p.m.
Nov. 18 at Wyoming, 11 or 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 25 vs. Boise State, 12:30 p.m. (CBSSN)