CHAPEL HILL - Sophomore quarterback Nathan Elliott threw three touchdown passes and redshirt freshman Juval Mollette had three scoring catches as the Tar Heels wrapped up their spring practice with the annual Spring Football Game. The game was played at Fetzer Field due to field construction to Kenan Stadium.
The defense also had its share of highlights as senior defensive end Dajaun Drennon registered three sacks and safety D.J. Ford had 13 tackles. Using a unique scoring system, which awarded points to both teams based on yards gained on certain downs and distances, the defense ultimately prevailed in the scrimmage.
"I thought it was a good day," said head coach Larry Fedora. "We didn't have any turnovers so it was pretty clean out there. Both sides of the ball did some good things and it was a good way to end spring practice."
Elliott, the only returning quarterback with any college experience, completed eight of 12 pass attempts for 213 yards and touchdown passes to Roscoe Johnson (30 yards), Austin Proehl (65 yards) and Mollette (33 yards).
Redshirt freshman Chazz Surratt took the opening snaps at quarterback and hit Proehl on his first attempt for 20 yards. Surratt, a native of Denver, N.C., finished 5 of 14, but was productive in leading the offense and later had completions of 29 yards to Anthony Ratliff-Williams and a 16-yard strike to Proehl.
Logan Byrd, a redshirt freshman from Warner Robins, Ga., finished with 120 yards, including a 21-yard scoring pass to Mollette on the game's final play. Byrd completed 12 of 21 pass attempts.
Mollette, who has battled injury through his first two years with the Tar Heels, had an outstanding day with seven catches for 100 yards and the three scores.
Proehl, Carolina's most veteran offensive skill position player, had four catches for 109 yards and a touchdown.
UNC Spring Scrimmage Stats
Saturday, April 8, 2017
25-yard field goal by Freeman Jones
48-yard field goal by Freeman Jones
11-yard touchdown run by Darius Graves
41-yard field goal by Freeman Jones
Nathan Elliot: 8-12, 213 Yards, 3 Touchdowns
Chazz Surratt: 5-14, 90 Yards
Logan Byrd: 12-21, 120 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Manny Miles: 3-8, 41 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Jacob Schmidt- 70 Yards, 16 Carries
Darius Graves- 65 Yards, 21 Carries, 1 Touchdown
Michael Carter- 31 Yards, 9 Carries
Logan Byrd- 31 Yards, 9 Carries
Antonio James- 30 Yards, 6 Carries
Manny Miles- 13 Yards, 3 Carries
Chazz Surratt- 10 Yards, 4 Carries
Nathan Elliot- 2 Yards, 3 Carries
Austin Proehl: 4 catches, 109 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Thomas Jackson: 25 Yards
Roscoe Johnson: 3 catches, 88 yards, 1
Juval Mollette: 7 catches, 100 Yards, 3 touchdowns
Josh Cabrera: 3 catches, 30 yards
J.T. Cauthen: 2 catches, 23 yards
Thomas Jackson: 2 catches, 21 yards
D.J. Ford: 13 total
J.K.Britt: 9 total
Ayden Bonilla: 10 total
Miles Wolfolk: 7
Andre Smith: 7
Malik Carney: 5
Allen Cater: 5
Sacks: Drennon-3, Strowbridge-1, Dalton-1, Sheridan-1
PBU: Goins-2, Brown-2, Shaw-1, Drennon-1, Stewart-1 ,Powell-1, Wolfolk-1
TFL: Fox:1-1, Bonilla: 1-2