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April 25, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Spring game thread

GAME THREAD ENDS HERE FOR NOW — The game is going quickly and we are advised to head to the field so the thread will end here.
WHITE DRIVES BUT THEN FUMBLES — The third quarter is over and the Purple continues to lead 26-0. The White got to the 17-yard line but the drive stalled there when Fouch fumbled when he ran into David Freeman while trying to pass. Nate Williams recovered. No scoring in the third quarter.
PURPLE FINALLY STOPPED — The Purple couldn’t move, getting just nine yards, five on an offsides penalty after the White looked like it might have had a safety on a first down of a Chris Polk run. He was generously ruled to have gotten out of the end zone.
The White now has the ball at the Purple 45.
WHITE STOPPED AGAIN — The White got into Purple territory for the first time all day to the 48. But the drive ended there thanks in part to a sack by Foster on a zone blitz — DE Darrin Jones dropped back into coverage 15 yards.
The Purple will start at its own 1.
CROWD ESTIMATE — Is 10,000.
A FEW OTHER NUMBERS — Griffin is 4-39 and also has the 29-yard TD pass from Locker.
Polk is 5-26 rushing.
Bronson is 2-13 and the 12-yard TD.
LOCKER ALSO HAS THROWN FOR TWO TDS — He’s pretty much the offensive story of the first half as all the thought that he’s finding his groove with his accuracy has been confirmed so far.
LOCKER ON FIRE — I’ve got Locker at 12-13 for 164 yards, the only incompletion a drop by Kearse on a well-thrown ball.
PURPLE PEOPLE EATING — The Purple is 4-4 on drives and now leads 26-0 — Folk missed the PAT hitting the right upright.
The TD was a 29-yard pass from Locker to Griffin on a short pass out of the backfield that Griffin then took down the right side, diving into the EZ for the scorer.
Locker was 3-3 on the drive for 54 yards — all 54 yards of the drive.
It’s now halftime.
WHITES STOPPED AGAIN — The White team again went three-and-out, the key play a Foster sack of Fouch. Boyles made a nice catch of a fade route about 20 yards down field on third down but was ruled OB. Boyles has made a couple nice catches today, however.
PURPLE PILING IT ON — Another 75-yard drive for the Purple team capped by a 12-yard TD run by Demitrius Bronson and it now leads 20-0.
Locker looks really good. He was 4-4 for 62 yards on the drive including a 29-yarder on a short slant to Devin Aguilar in which Aguilar then broke a tackle (I think Aiyewa) and then made about 20 yards on his own. Locker also hit Kearse for a 20-yard pass on a slant to get the drive going.
WHITE OFFENSE STOPPED AGAIN — The White offense got one first down on its next drive but was then stopped and the Purple has the ball again with 8:32 to play in the second quarter leading 13-0. Te’o-Nesheim had a heavy rush on a third-and-nine play that forced Fouch to throw the ball away to stop the drive.
PURPLE TAKES 13-0 LEAD — Chris Polk scored on a delayed handoff from nine yards out, breaking through two tacklers at the goal line to put the Purple ahead 13-0. Polk had five carries for 26 yards on that drive including the TD. Folk made the PAT.
FIRST QUARTER OVER — They are playing 12 minute quarters and with no media timeouts and all that it’s going fast. The first quarter is over with the Purple team (the starters) leading 6-0 and on the doorstep of another TD at the 9-yard line.
Locker was 5-6 passing for 48 yards by my count, the only incompletion a drop.
FIRST-TEAM OL — What appears to be the first OL is Tolar at center, Ossai at LG, Kelemete at RG, Schaefer at RT and Habben at LT.
OFFENSE MOVES EASILY FOR FIRST TD — The No. 1 offense drove 75 yards on nine plays against the No. 2 defense on the first drive of the game.
Locker capped it with a 10-yard run when he dropped back to pass then scrambled up the middle and down the left sideline basically untouched for the score.
In bad news, Folk missed the PAT pretty badly to the right.
Locker was 2-3 for 15 yards passing with the one incompletion a well-thrown ball that was dropped by Jermaine Kearse.
LINEUPS — Here’s the Purple team, last names only for brevity — Locker, C. Polk, Griffin, Bronson, Homer, Izabicki, Middleton, Aguilar, J. Polk, Kearse, Bruns, Habben, Ossai, Tolar, Kelemete, Schaefer, Ikehara, Matthews, Ta’amu, Te’o-Nesheim, Jones, Elisara, Butler, Foster, Tuiasosopo, Huppert, Fogerson, Walker, Williams., Glenn, Richardson, Mosley. That’s basically your ones.
Here’s the white team — Fouch, Bean, Shaw, Freeman, Sylvester, Togi, Hayes, Savant, Bruns, Leonard, Boyles, Chidiac, Ikehara, Armelin, Christine, Shugert, Rosborough, Kanczugowksi, Scott, Galbraith, Remington, Wood, Duncan, Noble, Wiggs, Roussel, Mangum, Poe, Houston, Amosa, Aiyewa, Logan, Johnson, Lappano, Goberm, Long, Persley.
Yes, some guys are on both teams.
And if you don’t see their name, they are out due to injury.
LINEUPS SET — It’s basically the ones vs. the twos, the purple looking like the ones, and the white the twos. They obviously decided after all it might be best to keep the one OL together and stuff like that after we were originally told they would mix and match.
It’s about 1:10 and the actual game is still 20 minutes away or so.
A pretty solid crowd is here — looking a bit more filled in then last year, maybe. Probably a bit over 10,000 or so. There will be an official crowd estimate later.
PRE-GAME— I’m trying to get to the stadium and am filing this en route — not sure why Saturday has become the hardest day to get to Montlake from anywhere south.
Anyway, I’ll pass along highlights and all per our usual game thread type coverage.
I talked to a good friend who’s a big-time Husky fan earlier today who said he was making the trip up for the game largely because “I just want to see Jake throw. I’ve heard all the stuff the coaches have said about it but I want to see it for myself.”
I would imagine for a lot of people that seeing if Locker can continue his recent improved accuracy in a game setting is a big thing today.
UNIFORMS UNVEILED — Also, here they are. GoHuskies.com has lots of pics of the new uniforms. I agree with Sark that it doesn’t seem like a real drastic difference.
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