Leak catches three touchdowns in Maryland spring game

April 11, 2015 | WNST Staff


COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Senior wide receiver Marcus Leak hauled in three touchdown receptions in the first half to lead the Red team to a 21-16 win over the White squad in the 2015 Red-White Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Leak opened up the scoring with a 26-yard catch-and-run from junior quarterback Perry Hills. Hills completed 12-of-24 passes for 212 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

Senior kicker Brad Craddock, the reigning Lou Groza Award winner, connected on a 50-yard field goal to get the White team on the board.

Junior wide receiver DeAndre Lane caught a 52-yard reception from Hills to set up Leak’s second touchdown of the day from three yards out to lift the Red team to 14-3 lead.

Leak followed with a circus-like 28-yard catch, snagging the ball over junior defensive back Jarrett Ross to give the Red team a 21-3 lead. Leak finished with six receptions for 132 yards and the aforementioned three touchdowns.

“I was just trying to make a play and I was fortunate to come down with it,” Leak said. “When your name is called you just want to make a play. I was fortunate enough to do so today.”

Sophomore defensive back Antwaine Carter added an interception, a blocked field goal and tackle for a loss for the White squad.

Trailing 21-3 entering the second half, senior running back Brandon Ross raced 56 yards for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 21-10. Ross led the White team with 102 yards on 13 carries.

Junior running back Kenneth Goins punched in a score for the White team from the three-yard line to round out the day’s scoring.

Junior linebacker Yannick Ngakoue tallied three sacks and junior defensive back Will Likely added an interception.

The Red team claimed bragging rights along with a steak and lobster dinner while the White team will settle for franks and beans.

“I am happy with our overall spring in terms of how it went and what we were able to get accomplished,” head coach Randy Edsall said.