ACU football wraps up spring camp with Purple-White Scrimmage


The ACU football team concluded its spring practices with the annual Purple-White scrimmage at Wildcat Stadium on Friday evening.

Wide receiver D.J. Fuller and outside linebacker Qua'Shawn Washington shined for their respective sides as the offense outlasted the defense, 24-22 in the modified scoring system.

Fuller, who did not play last season because of academic issues, caught eight passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns, both from starting quarterback Luke Anthony. The sophomore-to-be completed 20 of his 28 passes for 291 yards and three scores.

Washington caused Anthony's lone blemish, an interception during the second quarter, to go along with a team-high 10 tackles.

This was the second spring camp for head coach Adam Dorrel. He thought both the first-string offense and defense played well, and that his main goals for the spring were accomplished.

"I think we got better with the running game. I know we got better on the offensive line," said Dorrel after Friday's game.

"We hired a new offensive line coach and he has done a phenomenal job. I'm proud of him. I'm glad he's here. He has brought a toughness to the offensive line. The focus for me is in the running game, and that's going to help our defense, too."

Dorrel did say the running game was hampered at the end of the spring because returner Tracy James and Cal-transfer Billy Ray McCrary were injured.

He said his coaches will continue to recruit because of the need for more players, especially on the offensive line where only 10 were able to play in the spring game.

ACU will open the season on September 1 at Baylor, with the Wildcats' first home game against Division II Angelo State on September 8.

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