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Offense and Defense Shining at NMSU Spring Practice

Offense and Defense Shining at NMSU Spring Practice
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 12:25pm

The New Mexico State football team completed its tenth practice of the short spring schedule, Thursday morning, at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The Aggies practiced in full pads for about two hours.

“I like the intensity and the sense of urgency that has continued the entire ten practices this spring and really kept up the pace and even more so in today’s practice,” head coach DeWayne Walker said. “Today was one of the few days that on both sides of the ball things were clicking and we really looked like a football team.”

Both side of the ball played well on Thursday morning. This past Tuesday the defense was challenged by coach Walker to carry off the high-intensity into Thursday, while the offense was challenged to respond after a rough day.

Offensively, wide receivers Kemonte Bateman and Kevan Walker both made several plays, while quarterbacks Andrew McDonald and Travaughn Colwell each threw crisp passes all day. Even the running back corps in Robert Clay and Akeelie Mustafa ran hard between the tackles.

Defensively, the Aggies were flying all over the field. Defensive backs Darien Johnson and Cameron Fuller each made several good plays, while defensive ends Donte Savage and Kalvin Cruz continuously put presser on the quarterback.

The team also worked on individual position drills and special teams to begin practice No. 10

The Aggies will be back on the field on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. Practice was scheduled for 11 a.m. but has been moved up two hours.

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