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August 18, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Quick scrimmage update

The scrimmage here is over, and in what is always the most noteworthy, uh, note, there were no significant injuries.
In fact, UW coach Steve Sarkisian played it cautious as the No. 1 offense and defense were on the field for just two series apiece — though some players from each got a few more reps.
Sarkisian said he wanted to play it like a pre-season NFL game with the starters getting their feet wet and then getting out. He said the starters will play a lot more in another scrimmage on Saturday.
QB Jake Locker was among those who only played two series and he was 4-8 for 55 yards before departing with no TDs and no interceptions.
Ronnie Fouch threw for two TDs while Keith Price threw for one in what were the only offensive scores of the day. Fouch was 4-11 for 89 yards and two TDs in the first half alone. Price was 6-12 for 83 yards and one TD for the game.
It was a big day for the running backs, however, as several had long runs. Curtis Shaw had 70 yards on four carries including a long of 55. Johri Fogerson was 6-48 (and a reception of 48 yards), Demitrius Bronson 6-31, Chris Polk 4-8 (but also a reception of 33 yards), and Willie Griffin 3-16. Price was also 7-33 rushing.
The runs were indicative of some much improved play by the offensive line, which featured Nick Scott as the starting RT with the No. 1 unit ahead of Drew Schaefer.
Fogerson was the leading receiver at 2-58 with the No. 1 WRs playing sparingly.
There were also some long kickoff and punt returns, most notably Quinton Richardson going about 90 yards. Fogerson also had a long punt return of 50.
There were no turnovers, though there were a handful of penalties — three in four plays at one point for the offense (though all by the backups).
And as mentioned earlier, no apparent new injuries.
However, a few players sat out. LB E.J. Savannah was absent until the second half as he was having a shoulder examined. He said it’s not a big deal and he would be fine if it were a game week. He also has a cast to protect a broken bone in his hand. But again, he insisted he sat out for precautionary reasons.
PK Erik Folk sat out with a sore knee that Sarkisian said was also largely precautionary. He apparently was run into during Monday night’s practice. Eric Guttorp stepped in and was 1-2 hitting from 39 and missing from 45 and also making all three EPs.
Also, S Jason Wells (Achilles) and Victor Aiyewa (head) were held out after suffering injuries Monday.
More later.

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