The score of the scrimmage doesn’t matter. It wasn’t a four-quarter game with the #1 offense versus the #1 defense. The roster has been split up into two teams. One team has the #1 offense and then the backups on defense. The other team has the #1 defense and backups on offense. We don’t know the format of the scrimmage or how long they had the ones playing against the ones, but it was likely only for one quarter. After that, a retard fight between backups and walkons doesn’t matter.
On top of that, these scrimmages are not at all realistic to simulating actual games. The offense installs a portion of the playbook during the week leading up to the scrimmage and then those are mostly the plays the OC calls during the scrimmage to see who knows what they’re doing after practicing that shit all week. But by that time, the defense has the plays the offense is running dialed in and can cheat.
It’s unproductive and stupid but that’s what coaches at all levels have been doing forever. It would be nice if they could scrimmage against some local D2 or D3 schools so the offense could actually get some shit done against a fresh opponent and the defense would have to play honest football.
They put an offense that’s rotating four QB’s against the best defense in the conference and ran plays the defense knew were coming. What the fuck do you think is going to happen? Neither side gets any better by doing that shit.
We won’t know shit about what the offense can do until the Cal game and based on the way Jimmy Lake is running these practices, neither will he. That’s why he’s probably not going to be able to figure out who the best QB is until he plays a couple of them in real games.
I’d be more worried if the defense was still giving up big plays halfway through camp. They figured out the offense and now they’re shutting that shit down. So the next shit Donovan installs better be good and help the offense get back on track and build some confidence going into game week.