Weber State football fans got their first look at the 1995 Wildcats, Saturday night in Wildcat Stadium.
Coach Dave Arslanian's squad went through a 95 minute scrimmage. It was WSU's first full contact scrimmage, since the team began practices on August 11."For a tired bunch of players who've been knocking each other around for a week, I was very pleased with their spirit and enthusiasm," said Arslanian. "We purposely controlled the scrimmage to cut down on possible injuries this early in camp. We have a lot of rough edges on both sides we need to work out."
Arslanian said the main focus of Saturday night's workout was to find out who was ready to step up and fill in as the top backups.
"We pretty well know who are starters are going to be in ninety percent of our positions," Arslanian said. "We need to know which players are going to give us depth. We gave a lot of those players an opportunity to show their stuff tonight. Some responded and some did not. We will sift through the film this weekend and ready ourselves to put together our top 50 for next week's practices."
Starting quarterback Bryan Martin (6-3, 205 Sr.) completed nine of 13 passes for 117 yards, and tossed a 35-yard TD pass to starting Z-receiver, Norvel Young (5-11, 180 Jr.).
Von Robinson (5-11, 210 Sr.) the starting runningback, carried just four times for 10 yards. It was the play of backups Clemente Sainten (5-10, 190 Jr.) and Steve Bodnar (5-10, 190 Fr.) which impressed Arslanian.
On defense, veteran Jason Jensen (6-4, 260 Sr.) recorded four quarterback sacks for a minus 17 yards. Jensen is second on the all-time WSU career charts for QB sacks with 15.
Naki Pilivi (6-1, 215 Jr. LB) and walk-on Rob Holmes (5-11, 175 Fr. CB) each had interceptions. Pilivi returned a Bryan Martin pass 62-yards before Martin caught him on the eight yard line. Holmes returned a Chris Wallace pass 92-yards for a touchdown.