PROVO, Utah – The BYU football team finished spring practices with a scrimmage in front of about 7,500 fans on a rainy Saturday afternoon at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Despite the steady rainfall, the Cougars got about an hour of live scrimmage work after some warmups and individual work.
The new-look BYU offense was on display and put together several successful drives ending in scores. Many of the projected starters on defense were held out as younger players showcased the depth of the 2018 Cougar squad.
Sophomore quarterback Joe Critchlow went 9 of 12 for 130 yards and a score while junior Beau Hoge went 2 for 4 for 20 yards and freshman Zach Wilson was 4 of 7 with 29 yards. Hoge and Wilson added 32 and 25 yards on the ground, respectively.
Senior running back Squally Canada rushed seven times for 55 yards, netting three short-yardage touchdowns, while freshman Zachary Katoa went for 86 yards on 17 carries.
Junior receiver Micah Simon had four receptions for 73 yards to lead the group while sophomore Neil Pau'u added three catches for 37 yards.
Defensive back Mitchell Price and linebacker Nate Sampson each had pass breakups while defensive lineman Devin Kaufusi recorded a sack on defense.