Apr 12, 2014 9:38 PM by KVOA Sports
TUCSON - Rich Rodriguez wasn't sure if it was great play by the receivers or lack of discipline by the defensive backs, but the offense won the annual spring game on Saturday afternoon.
Arizona receivers caught five touchdown passes, including two by redshirt freshman Abraham Mendivil. He led all receivers with four catches for 52 yards on the afternoon.
"It was good. Nobody got hurt, the guys had fun and the crowd was great," said Rodriguez. "I think our guys enjoyed the atmosphere."
An estimated crowd of 7,100 watched the Wildcats on Saturday, curious to see who would get reps at quarterback. RichRod has yet to name a depth chart, let alone a starter, at the position. Anu Solomon, a redshirt freshman from Las Vegas, led the quarterbacks with 74 yards passing and two touchdowns. Redshirt sophomore Connor Brewer was 8-12 with 71 yards and also two scores.
"Today was indicative of what it has been most of the spring," said Rodriguez. "It's okay at times, uneven at times.
"There has been some separation now but the competition will continue on until the August camp."
The receiving corps has been praised for their athletic ability during these spring drills, and the Cats didn't disappoint. DaVonte' Neal used a spin move and a stiff arm on a 44 yard touchdown catch and run.
"I have a knack for getting in the end zone, so I want to help this team out by putting points on the board and making big plays," said Neal.
Trey Griffey, son of former MLB star Ken Griffey Jr., had the catch of the day: a one-handed grab between two defenders that drew cheers from the crowd. Cayleb Jones and Johnny Jackson also had touchdown catches for the offense. Redshirt senior Terris Jones-Grigsby was the top running back with six carries for 62 yards and one score.
The Wildcats open the 2014 season on Friday, August 29th against UNLV.