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April 16, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Quick practice update UPDATED

The Huskies are off the field following their Saturday practice, which concluded with about a 60-play scrimmage.

That scrimmage was undeniably won by the defense, as the offense needed 40 plays before it got a score, and there was one 19-play stretch in which the offense was held to minus-21 yards.

Josh Shirley was one of the defensive stars with an unofficial count of four sacks, but the entire defensive line played well in dominating its offensive counterpart. Keith Price led the No. 1 offense throughout and Nick Montana the No. 2.

Montana threw one TD pass, a 10-yarder to Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Chris Polk scored the other two TDs, one coming with the No. 2 offense, a 1-yard plunge. He also had the offensive play of the day, a 55-yard TD run on the final play of the scrimmage in which he juked past Nate Fellner then stiff-armed Desmond Trufant on his way to the end zone. But that was the only time all day the No. 1 offense got past midfield.

There were no significant injuries though DT Chris Robinson left early on after banging his knee.

I’ll have more complete report later.

UPDATE — Here’s UW coach Steve Sarkisian’s overview of the day:

“I thought all in all it was a good, physical practice for us. It was one of the longer ones we have had in a while but we’ve got a couple days off now. To go back to the goal line situation, the 7-on-7 stuff in the red zone, the blitz period in the red zone and then the actual scrimmage, I thought both sides flashed at times. The defense I was really impressed with its intensity at the beginning of the actual scrimmage part of it. But to the offense’s credit after we took a little halftime break they regrouped and three of the four final drives were touchdown drives for them All in all it was a great day and I loved the fact we were able to rush the passer. That put a smile on my face today to see (Josh) Shirley and (Hau’oli) Jamora and those guys coming off the edge and I think we might have had seven sacks in that period, so it was an impressive day that way. But at the end of the day what I appreciated as well the other way was our ability to lean on our run game to get right and ultimately Chris (Polk) snapping off a long run after having maybe a little bit of a frustrating day prior to that.”

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