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Houston’s Patrick Carr runs wild at Red-White Spring Game

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The Applewhite era officially begins at Spring Game.

The annual Red vs White game is a tradition for UH football to showcase its team for the upcoming season. This year’s team features a new coach, new quarterback and the emergence of a new running game.

Major Applewhite took over the reins of the Cougars after the departure of former coach, Tom Herman.

In his new role as head coach, Applewhite’s new job is to continue the level of success the team has seen the past few years.

Texas A&M transfer, Kyle Allen,drives the offense down the field. – Photo by Francisco Casillas

To start this new era, the Coogs start with a new quarterback in the form of junior transfer from Texas A&M, Kyle Allen.

Allen came to Houston in hopes to heighten his skills at quarterback and lead his team to a national championship.

Although, Allen is not the only quarterback applying for the starter job.

Mason McClendon from Midland Chistian HS showcasing his ability in the pocket. – Photo by Francisco Casillas

Junior Mason McClendon from Midland, TX auditions in hope of landing the starting quarterback position.

Both quarterbacks had a good showing. Allen lead the Red squad to the game’s first score with a 10-yard pass to sophomore wide receiver Keith Corbin.

McClendon did not throw any touchdowns, but he did show poise in the pocket in leading a few drives that led in scores.

Although both passers showcased their talent, the star of today’s game was running back Patrick Carr – a sophomore transfer from Colorado – whose strong running made for plenty of good drives.

Carr rushed for over 100 yards that included a 52-yard run that put the Red team in scoring position. He also had a six-yard touchdown run for the second score of the game.

The young running back says teammates like Duke Catalon, Dillon Birden and Kevin Justice are the reason he knows he will find success this season. Carr knows that he has room for improvement before the season begins in September.

“I know I had some good plays, but there are some things I need to work on to make myself better.” Said Carr.

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