Washington, Patterson, Havili Highlight USC Football's End-of-Spring Scrimmage
April 14, 2007
Tailback Chauncey Washington and wide receiver Travon Patterson both scored 2 touchdowns and fullback Stanley Havili rushed for more than 100 yards to highlight USC football's 64-play intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday (April 14) that concluded the Trojans' 2007 spring practice.
Patterson, who had 3 receptions for 122 yards in the scrimmage, caught a 17-yard scoring pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez and also returned a punt 65 yards for a TD.
Washington's touchdowns came on 1- and 18-yard runs. He rushed for 48 yards on 9 carries overall. Havili, who ran from a single back formation most of the time because injuries sidelined most of USC's tailback corps, ran for 110 yards on 12 carries, including a 3-yard scoring run.
Sanchez, who got the bulk of the quarterback work in the scrimmage, completed 68.8% of his passes (11-of-16) with a pair of TDs and an interception. His other scoring toss was a 10-yarder to wide receiver Patrick Turner. Turner caught 3 passes overall for 77 yards.
Linebacker Thomas Williams led the defense with 4 tackles. Safety Taylor Mays, linebackers Rey Maualuga, Kaluka Maiava and Nick Garratt and cornerbacks Jim Abbott and Omari Crittenden each added 3 tackles.
'This was a good finish to a very positive spring,' said seventh-year head coach Pete Carroll. 'We gave Sanchez a lot of work in the scrimmage and he did well. Havili stepped up for the injured guys and was very productive, and Patterson continues to impress us. I'm real happy with the whole spring. We got a lot of stuff done.'
USC opens its 2007 season against Idaho on Sept. 1 in the Coliseum.