TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State held their final practice of training camp Monday morning at Memorial Stadium.

As the quarterback battle continues to be a strong one between Gavin Screws, Evan Olaes, and Cade Chambers, the defense won the day by causing multiple turnovers in the red zone at the end of practice.

Defensive coordinator Brad Wilson likes the progress he is seeing from this unit during the first few weeks.

“We’ve continued to grow as a unit. We’ve continued to grow each and every man. We tell them that the biggest goal for us is to make sure that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” says Wilson.

“That’s what you have seen as we’ve gone through camp. Today they did a great job of responding to some adversity and backs against the wall in the red zone area and just proud of the way the executed down there today.”

Head coach Curt Mallory is pleased with where his plays are as the get ready to start classes Tuesday.

“If you look at where we were at a year ago, we are much further along,” says Mallory.

“We have the same amount of guys that are bumped up a little bit, but we are way ahead than where we were last year. We are a lot more physical football team. The execution is the biggest thing and we have to get that shored up.”

The Sycamores open the season against North Alabama on Thursday, September 1st at 6pm.