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Texas Longhorns hold second spring scrimmage on Saturday

The first-team offense was once again able to make some big plays in a scrimmage.

The second and final spring scrimmage for the Texas Longhorns went down on Saturday, a week before the team takes the field at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the annual Orange-White game.

A video released by the school provides some insight into what happened.

The first play shows junior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes uncorking a deep pass downfield to beat a blitz from redshirt freshman nickel back John Bonney. It's not the prettiest of passes, wobbling significantly near the end, but senior wide receiver Marcus Johnson catches it as junior cornerback Bryson Echols falls down, taking it in for a long touchdown.

Head coach Charlie Strong said Monday that Johnson had the best scrimmage of all the wide receivers last weekend, too.

The offensive line on the play is, from left to right, senior Marcus Hutchins, senior Sedrick Flowers, senior Taylor Doyle, junior Kent Perkins, and sophomore Tristan Nickelson.

The second play shows senior running back Johnathan Gray heading into a big pile at the line of scrimmage. The big takeaway from this play? Redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard was receiving some work with the first team.

On the third play, sophomore cornerback Antwaun Davis comes down with an interception in the end zone on a slightly underthrown pass intended for sophomore Dorian Leonard. The camera work doesn't show who threw the pass.

Sophomore wide receiver Lorenzo Joe does a nice job going up and high pointing the football on the fourth play over walk-on defensive back Jordan Strickland on a good throw from an unidentified quarterback that hit Joe before the arrival of junior safety Adrian Colbert.

A hard crash from early enrollee linebacker Malik Jefferson on redshirt freshman running back Duke Catalon gives Swoopes a keep read and allows the quarterback to keep the ball for an easy touchdown on the fifth play. Sophomore safety Jason Hall also crashes on the play and gets caught up in the wash, so it seems that either Jefferson or Hall were in the wrong place.

The sixth play features Gray taking the edge between a cornerback and junior linebacker Tim Cole for a touchdown with Hall unable to get there in time.

On the last play, the defense once again stuffs Gray, as senior defensive end Shiro Davis crashes down from the backside while Cole stands up a blocker on the opposite side to keep a hole from developing.