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Big plays highlight second spring scrimmage
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The Georgia Southern football team went through the paces of its second full scrimmage Saturday inside Paulson Stadium, which was highlighted by several big plays throughout the practice.

The first score came on a 5-yard run from Jared Daniels one play after he broke off a 51-yard run to set up the score. Daniels finished the day with seven carries for 93 yards and a score. The second touchdown came via the air as Justin Tomlin connected with NaJee Thompson on a crossing route across the middle and Thompson took it the rest of the way for a 64-yard score.

In red zone situations, which began at the +20, three scores were posted by the offense: an 18-yard TD pass from Shai Werts to Mark Michaud on pump and go to the front pylon; an 8-yard scoring pass from Werts to Wesley Kennedy III; and a 2-yard run by Ivan Corbin Jr.

One other big play came courtesy of the defense as Emory McKenzie picked off a Jaalon Frazier pass in the end zone and rumbled 73 yards before finally being dragged down by the offense.

"It was good to see some young guys who haven't seen as much action in ballgames to step up and make plays today," said head coach Chad Lunsford. "Obviously we lost some key players from last year, so there are some spots to be filled and these guys made a case for getting some playing time this fall. We've put a lot of emphasis on situational stuff and trying to get better and now we have to finish strong in this last week."

Toward the end of the scrimmage, All-American Tyler Bass was put through rapid-fire execution, drilling all three field goals in succession from 37, 41 and 48 yards. 

The Eagles will have one more week of spring practice and will culminate the 15-practice session on Saturday, March 9 with the annual Blue-White Spring Game starting at 11 a.m. Lunsford said he and the staff will watch the video from today's scrimmage and decide Monday the format of the spring game.