NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State football team wrapped up the third week of spring practice with a nighttime scrimmage at Hale Stadium, Thursday.
A large number of TSU supporters were on hand to witness the first scrimmage under the lights in decades, and they were treated to an evenly matched contest.
The offense showed marked improvement since last weekend and Osahy Ackermann-Carter led the unit right down the field on the opening possession and capped it off with a touchdown pass to Archie Dennard on a seam route.
The offensive line looked dominant at times at run-blocking, springing Marcus Deanes and other TSU backs for big gains.
Defensively, younger players such as Latrelle Lee and Marvin Maddox caused havoc up front, notching a couple of sacks and a few tackles for loss.
The linebacking core excelled in zone coverage and the secondary limited the offense’s potential deep passing plays.
The Tigers are off until Monday when they will re-take the field at 4 p.m.