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Tiger Camp 2017: Day 25 - Third Scrimmage
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Tiger Camp 2017: Day 25 - Third Scrimmage


Total Plays: 80
Sessions: 6
 Scrimmage: 33 (Plays)
 3rd Down: 15 (Harris - 8, Hughes - 7)
 Coming Out (From the 3): 6 (Harris - 3, Hughes - 3)
 4-Minute Drill: 7 (Harris - 7)
 2-Minute Drill: 13 (Hughes - 14)
 Overtime: 6 (Wells - 3, Harris - 3)
Location: Hale Stadium
Weather: Sunny, 85

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State football team closed out camp with its final scrimmage on Saturday afternoon. The offense started fast, moving across midfield on all three drives of the live portion of the scrimmage. The defense stood tall and forced a punt on the first series, while the offense converted on the second drive as Treon Harris hit Mahlon Medley on a 15 yard touchdown pass. A Latrelle Lee sack and a tackle for loss by Justin Culpepper put a stop to the final drive.

The Tigers focused the rest of the scrimmage on situational plays. Harris was up first in the third down session with eight chances from various distances and was followed by Michael Hughes with seven plays.

The Big Blue continued with the two quarterbacks getting a chance to move the unit from the shadows of the goal posts, starting from the three yard line. Harris then ran two drives of a four minute drill with the lead before Hughes ran a two-minute drill while trailing.

The scrimmage closed with two overtime possessions. Kullen Wells ran the first series which ended in a 34 yard field goal by Coby Weiss. Harris engineered the second drive, which missed scoring as Mitchell Boudreaux’s field goal attempt went off the right upright.


  • Rushing: 26 carries for 68 yards
  • Passing: 25-of-41 for 219 yards
  • Touchdown: One (Receiving)
  • Latrelle Lee and Marvin Maddox each recorded a sack of Michael Hughes, while Chris Collins sacked Treon Harris


  • Treon Harris hit Mahlon Medley and Patrick Smith on 17 yard completions during the first drive
  • Tyler Black opened the second drive with two carries for 18 yards
  • Harris teamed with Steven Newbold on back-to-back plays for 25 yards
  • Andrew Knox carried twice for 17 yards moving the Tigers to the five yard line
  • Harris hit Medley for the 15 yard touchdown a play after a holding moved the offense back 10 yards
  • Michael Hughes kept the third drive alive running for 20 yards on a third and nine


  • Hughes rushed for 20 yards and went 6-of-8 for 37 yards connecting with four different receivers (Lawrence Segree II 2-13, Mazio Rhodes 2-12, Chris Rowland 1-7, Ronnie Killings 1-6)
  • Drive ran for 12 plays
  • Coby Weiss missed a 51 yard field goal attempt wide left


  • Redshirt junior Treon Harris was 12-of-23 for 122 yards and one touchdown
  • Redshirt sophomore Michael Hughes was 12-of-17 for 92 yards
  • Redshirt freshman Kullen Wells finished 1-of-1 for five yards
  • Redshirt sophomore Tyler Black rushed for 20 yards on three carries
  • Sophomore Steven Newbold caught seven passes for 89 yards
  • Patrick Smith had three receptions for 30 yards
  • Mahlon Medley caught two balls for 32 yards and a touchdown
  • Mazio Rhodes three catches for 27 yards


  • The place kickers converted 1-of-3 Field Goals
  • Coby Weiss 1-for-2 (Made 34, Missed 51); Mitchell Boufreaux 0-for-1 (Missed 40)
  • Coby Weiss was 1-for-1 on Extra Points
  • Austin Rowley punted four times


  • Game Prep scrimmage will take place on Thur., August 24
  • The Senior Kickoff Luncheon is set for Fri., August 25
  • Fan Day will be held on Sat., August 26
  • Tennessee State at Georgia State on Thur., August 31

Defensive Coordinator Garry Fisher

- On the positives for the defense on the day
“I thought we flowed around really well. The guys are starting to gel together and learn how to play together as 11. We did a good job getting to the ball, getting after it and just playing team defense.”

- On the progression of the defense during camp
“It’s been a long camp, but it’s given us a lot of time to have a lot of walk throughs and help the guys understand the details of the defense. We’ve really come a long way from the spring. Every day, the guys have been learning something and moving forward as far as learning the progression of the defense, so it’s been a good camp.”

Offensive Coordinator Jeff Parker
- On what he liked from the offense today
“I thought the guys competed at a high level. I was very pleased with the way they went out and competed. It’s little warm. We had a three-man rotation at the tackle and a few guys who are still out with injury, but I thought they sucked it up and competed hard on the offensive line. It was our focus to try to run the ball a little bit and count on those guys, and I think they did a heck of a job.”

- On how far the offense has come
“I think they’ve done a great job. We had a transition at the quarterback position and we have a couple of new offensive linemen, so we started from the ground up. We wanted to make sure everyone knew the calls and what we’re trying to get accomplished on offense. I think everyone is caught up, so we’re about to put a few more things in – a little more than expected.”