The Huskies are off the field following their Saturday scrimmage at Memorial Stadium in downtown Seattle.
First, what’s always the best news about spring scrimmages — no apparent new injuries of any kind.
The next best news might have been the weather — a perfect Seattle spring day leading to some good conditions for a scrimmage, that featured about 70 minutes of running clock action as well as some special teams work.
Overall, the defense again seemed to get the better of it, especially the first unit which in the four series in which the first-team unit seemed to be working in total did not give up a touchdown, with one three-out and allowing one field goal. However, the offense was more consistent today than last Saturday, overall showing some improvement from the first scrimmage of the spring.
The QBs spent time working with both the first and second units equally, and we had Keith Price unofficially at 15-23 for 161 yards and two touchdowns, a 25-yard pass to Jermaine Kearse and a 15-yarder to Johri Fogerson. (The scrimmage was situational and there was no live punting or kickoffs other than during special teams drills).
Nick Montana led UW’s other TD drive, which resulted in a 1-yard run by Chris Polk. Montana was 13-19 for 86 yards. Neither threw an interception and there were no turnovers.
Erik Folk was a perfect 3-3 on field goals, hitting from 48, 38 and 41.
Fogerson had a good day running as well with 76 yards on seven carries, including runs of 30 and 23. Polk was 6-31.
Kearse was the receiving star with five catches for 59 yards including the 25-yard strike from Price that might have been the offensive play of the day.
There were no real surprises to the starting lineups anywhere, and a few recently-injured guys sat out, notably RT Ben Riva (foot) and CB Quinton Richardson (concussion). So that had the No. 1 OL looking a lot different than it might in the fall with Senio Kelemete also out. For most of the day, the No. 1 OL, left to right, was Erik Kohler, Colin Tanigawa, Drew Schaefer, Colin Porter and Skyler Fancher.
Below you can hear a little bit of Steve Sarkisian’s post-scrimmage comments, including his thoughts on playing at Memorial Stadium and that it may be something UW will consider again next year, as well as the players he thought stood out:
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