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Wanamaker, Glasco II lead offense on Wednesday night

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 11/03/2010
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SAN ANTONIO — Freshmen Jake Wanamaker and David Glasco II  combined for 265 yards to lead the offense in UTSA’s sixth scrimmage of the fall on a blustery Wednesday night at Dub Farris Stadium.

Wanamaker, a receiver from Central Catholic High, caught five passes for 184 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown, while Glasco II, a running back from Wagner High, carried five times for 81 yards and a pair of scores, including a 71-yarder.

“Jake had a really nice night for us,” head coach Larry Coker said. “He caught just about everything thrown his way and some of those were tough catches. David had a couple of really nice runs and played really well. We started off slow offensively, but we started to put some drives together toward the end and that was encouraging.”

The defense dominated the scrimmage early, forcing seven punts — including a 66-yarder by freshman Aaron Hayduk — and stopping another drive with an interception on the first nine possessions for the offense. Four of those were three-and-outs, while sophomore defensive back Hudson Stancliff had the pick. The only score came on a 38-yard scamper by sophomore running back CheRod Simpson, which capped a nine-play, 78-yard march.

"Defensively, I'm really encouraged by how the guys, especially the linebackers, are getting after it,” Coker said. "We are really starting to look much better on that side of the ball, especially the first unit. We’re not real deep in certain areas, but we are playing with energy and enthusiasm.”

Junior defensive end Marlon Smith and freshman Godwin Wyche II recorded five tackles apiece, while freshman linebacker Ethan Hiser and sophomore linebacker Brett Stanford posted four stops each.

Glasco II put the finishing touches on the next scoring possession with a 3-yard rush to help get the offense going.

However, junior defensive back Mark Waters stopped the next drive with an acrobatic interception near the 40-yard line. That led to a 24-yard field goal by freshman Sean Ianno.

The last two drives culminated in touchdowns.

Glasco II went nearly untouched on the first play of the next possession, racing 71 yards down the right side to paydirt. Wanamaker then hauled in a perfectly thrown pass from redshirt freshman quarterback Eric Soza and sped 69 yards down the sideline for the final score of the night.

“Overall, we’re starting to look more and more like a unit now,” Coker said. “We just need to finish up strong and take care of everything and be steady. We have two weeks left and a lot to get done in those two weeks. We’ve made a lot of progress, but we have a long way to go.”

The next scrimmage tentatively is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Farris Stadium.

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