Three University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wide receivers caught touchdown passes and had 100-yard games Saturday in the Mocs' spring finale.
In a pass-happy Blue & Gold Game, Joel Bradford finished with seven catches for 144 yards for the Blue squad (first-team offense, second defense). Brian Sutherland and Sloan Allison combined for 14 receptions and 256 yards for the White (second offense, first defense), which beat the Blue 21-20.
Bradford, who moved back to wideout this spring after playing safety last fall, caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from B.J. Coleman. He said he feels like he's all the way back as a receiver despite not playing the position for a year.
"I felt good, I felt confident and of course I wanted the ball my way," he said.
Sutherland scored a pair of touchdowns, one on a 65-yard bomb from Graham Nichols and the other on a short screen pass that was ruled a lateral. He finished with a game-high eight receptions for 113 yards, plus two carries, one a reverse, for 18 yards.
"I worked hard to actually be able to get on the field this spring," said Sutherland, who left the team last fall for personal reasons. "It was exciting and I enjoyed every moment of it."
Allison finished with six receptions for 143 yards, highlighted by a 69-yard touchdown catch on the White's opening drive.
The Mocs voted for the 2010 season captains Wednesday, and they were announced after Saturday's game. The players elected Coleman, left tackle Chris Harr and cornerback Buster Skrine.
Skrine said it meant a lot for his teammates to pick him despite the fact that he doesn't say much.
"I'm not really a vocal leader," said Skrine, who left the game in the second half with a stinger in his left shoulder. "I'll talk now and then if I need to, but I just come in and work hard every day, and I think a lot of the guys on the team just respect that."
Skrine was also given the Bob Davis Winter Warrior award, which goes to the player who has put in the most work during winter workouts and spring practice.
The White defense was without cornerback Kadeem Wise (hamstring), which forced safety Chris Lewis-Harris to play corner for the first time this spring. ... Left guard Omre Harris, who was injured in the Mocs' second scrimmage, will have shoulder surgery Friday. ... Robert Harrison pulled double duty Saturday after Skrine left the game, playing cornerback for the Blue and White defenses. That got a bit confusing at times since he wore a blue jersey the whole time.