The Matt Scott play that impressed Glenn Spencer
In today’s Oklahoma State pregame coverage, I wrote about the challenge Arizona’s offense presents to the Cowboys. It’s Rich Rodriguez’s no-huddle spread system, directed by the perfect mold of quarterback in fifth-year senior Matt Scott.
Scott is a dual-threat quarterback who can run the read-option, and he’s got a better arm than Rodriguez expected because of his work in the throw-first spread his first four years in Tucson.
But a different type of play particularly impressed acting defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer.
On a 64-yard touchdown run by Daniel Jenkins against Toledo–a play that was eventually negated by a penalty–Scott carried out his zone-read fake to the right, then sprinted 50-60 yards as Jenkins ran down the left sideline, then made the final block on the defensive back around the 20-yard line.
“I looked at the staff and said, ‘Guys, this guy’s a competitor. That is unbelievable what he did,’” Spencer said. “I’ve just got to show that one play to our kids, and they’ll know what he’s all about.”
Scott, who waited his turn behind Nick Foles and redshirted last season, tallied 387 passing yards and two touchdowns and one interception against Toledo, and added 74 rushing yards.
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