- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Kevin Sousa isn’t catching passes at Wake Forest anymore.

He’s back to throwing them.

Splitting time between the Gold and Black teams Saturday, Sousa rushed for a touchdown and threw for another in Wake Forest’s end-of-the-spring scrimmage.

He finished with a 5-yard scoring run for Gold and a 6-yard TD pass to Matt James for the Black team in Gold’s choppy 31-12 victory.

Sousa says playing receiver for a while last year was “a building block for me” because “knowing what the receivers go through, I got a perspective of that.”

Orville Reynolds ran for a touchdown and caught another one from Tyler Cameron.

Thomas Brown returned one of his two interceptions 28 yards for a score to help a Gold team that had the starting offense and backup defense.

Black had the first-string defense and reserve offense. Sousa started with Black but both he and Cameron played for both teams.

Sousa was 16 of 32 for 178 yards and threw a pick-6 for each team. Cameron was 9 of 26 for 83 yards and the scoring pass.

The game wrapped up the first set of spring practices under new coach Dave Clawson, who has said he likely won’t settle on a quarterback until roughly two weeks before the Aug. 28 opener at Louisiana-Monroe.

“They made explosive plays and they moved the ball,” Clawson said. “We just don’t move the ball consistently. So we needed big plays. We needed Kevin Sousa to take off and make a play with his feet. … Most of our good offense came in chunks today.

“Probably our offensive numbers are decent, but we did not sustain drives the way a good offense has to.”

Sousa came to Wake Forest three years ago as a quarterback but moved to receiver last year in an effort to get on the field.

With the Gold team, he was 10 of 17 for 127 yards with an interception that Kevin Johnson returned 41 yards for a TD. While with Black, he was 6 of 15 for 51 yards with the touchdown to James and the interception to Brown.

“I’ve just got to come in in the summer and work hard, and come back and show them that I’m more consistent and accurate with my passes, and just run the offense,” Sousa said.

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