By Matt Kawahara
Neither Kevin Riley nor Brock Mansion seized outright control of the Cal football team's quarterback competition and Jahvid Best headlined a number of regular starters missing from the first scrimmage of fall camp Tuesday evening.
Best was present and dressed but did not set foot on the field, still nursing a sore toe that hasn't allowed him to take a rep at tailback since Friday. In his absence, ShaneVereen, Dasarte Yarnway and Covaughn DeBoskie -Johnson split the majority of the carries as the offense and defense squared off in a series of situational drives -- and no running back found the end zone on the ground all afternoon.
Scoring instead came by the passing game in the quarterbacks' first real opportunity this season to run the offense with the coaches on the sidelines -- or as Mansion put it, without having their hands being held. Riley and Mansion shared equal time with the first and second teams and posted almost identical numbers: Riley completed 11 of his 21 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns, while Mansion was 14-for-22 for 141 yards and three scores.