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April 30, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Spring Game thread

A FEW POST-GAME NOTES — UW coach Steve Sarkisian has met with the media and he made his most definitive statement yet that Keith Price is ahead of the QB battle, saying that “I would think so,” when asked if Price is the leader for the job.

Injury wise, he said both that were suffered today are not serious, each 2-3 week deals.

However, he said DT Chris Robinson’s repeated knee issues could be bad enough to end his career. He said a decision will also have to be made before the season about Nick Wood.

And he said it’s still uncertain if Semisi Tokolahi will be back for the start of fall camp. Assuming also that Adam Long is still questionable.

However, he said every other player — those who were limited in spring or hurt during it — should be ready for the fall.

A FEW TEAM STATS — The “Dawgs” which was the two offense and one defense, had 364 yards overall and 188 rushing. The Huskies (two defense, one offense) had 247 yards and 65 rushing.

So obviously what that says is the No. 1 defense had the better overall of the No. 1 offense, but the No. 2 offense had the better of the backup defense.

The No. 2 offense really rolled when Price was at the controls in the second half, as it had 227 yards in the second half when Price was the QB for the second-team offense.

Price was 10-13 for 108 yards and two touchdowns and also ran 4 times for 49 yards in the second half with a 29-yard TD run.

A FEW FINAL STATS — Price was 20-28 for 212 yards and three touchdowns, and also ran 5 times for 53 yards.

Montana was 9-20 for 146 yards and two touchdowns with a long of 70.

Leading rusher was Johri Fogerson with 53 yards on eight carries.

James Johnson the leading receiver with six catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns. Bruns leader in terms of yards with 102 on four catches. William Chandler was 5-72.

Leading tacklers were Tim Tucker, Gobern and Walker with eight each.

Fellner officially credited with one pass breakup and one forced fumble.

WE’RE ABOUT TO HEAR FROM SARKISIAN — He’s the only one available to talk to us today, however — or the only one scheduled to be, however.

I’ll pass along what he says later.

KOHLER AN MCL SPRAIN APPARENTLY — That’s the early word on Kohler, a sprained MCL of the left knee. If so, sounds like not as bad as it looked.

THAT’S THE GAME —- It ends with the Dawgs winning 31-14. More later.

PRICE RUNS IT IN FROM 29 — Price perfectly executes a bootleg, faking a handoff to Wilson and then taking off and running down the sideline for a 29 yard TD to make it 31-14 with 1:25 left.

That’s four TDs accounted for today by Price.

S TEAMS GUYS IN YELLOW — Hard to tell who got the onside kick as the players were in the yellow jerseys.

Kohler at the moment carted to the other side of the field and not yet to the locker room. No word on what it is but many of the other OLs are talking with him now.

ONSIDE KICK FAILS — The Huskie team tried an onside kick but it didn’t work so the Dawgs have it at the 37 with 1:46 left, likely to just run the clock out now.

THAT’S NOW 5 TD PASSES IN THE GAME — Three by Price and two by Montana.

HUSKIES SCORE — Montana with a 70-yard pass to Bruns who caught it in the seam of the zone and raced to the end zone ahead of Shamburger with 1:49 left.

So it’s 24-14.

DAWGS SCORE AGAIN — Price with his third TD of the day, a 2-yard pass to James Johnson, his second of the day. That makes it 24-7 Dawgs with 2:10 left.

Four plays, 57 yards in 2:29.

Price has led four scoring drives today, Montana one.

KOHLER STILL BEING WORKED ON ON THE SIDELINE — Various teammates have come over to talk to him as he continues to be worked on by five trainers on the sidelines.

PRICE WITH PLAY OF DAY — For the offense, probably, as out of a play action he threw over the middle to William Chandler for 37 yards. Longest gain of the day for either team and Dawgs now have the ball at the 12. Gobern was the defender.

THREE AND OUT FOR HUSKIES — Montana threw incomplete to ASJ on third and five under tight coverage from Gilliland to end the drive.

KOHLER BEING CARTED OFF — After he walked off the field, they are now bringing a cart out for him to take him into the locker room. Looks like they are looking at his left knee.

GUTTORP ADDS A FIELD GOAL — Of 26 yards to put the Dawgs ahead 17-7. That’s the unit with the No. 2 offense and No. 1 defense, though Price has led the last two scoring drives for that unit.

That last drive was 12 plays, 62 yards in 8:10 (though remember, a running clock being used).

KOHLER WALKS OFF — Doesn’t appear too bad, some sort of foot/ankle it appears.

KOHLER DOWN — Kohler appears to be hurt with 7:45 left in game and the Dawgs at the 11. Hard to tell what it is, though.

PRICE HAVING A NICE DAY — Price has the Dawgs to the 10 and is on the verge of his third scoring drive of the day. Seems to have the upper hand on the QB thing right now. We’ll see if Sarkisian says anything afterward.

DAWGS TO THE 29 — The Dawgs are to the 29 and we have our first apparent injury of the day as walk-on backup LB Alec Kimble is down with some sort of leg injury.

PRICE AGAIN LEADING A MARCH — He hits James Johnson, who is having a nice game, for 10 yards to take it to the 44.

THREE AND OUT — Not a good drive for the Huskies there as Montana fumbled the snap on third down and was sacked by Potoa’e. This will end the third quarter here likely with the Dawgs getting the ball back around their own 30.

The Dawgs lead it 14-7.

MONTANA AGAIN LEADING HUSKIES — His second drive with the one offense. And more changes on the OL as they are really mixing things up there, obviously wanting to see what different combinations look like.

On this drive, it’s, right to left, Kanczugowski, Porter, Schaefer, Tanigawa and Kohler.

DRIVE STATS — That was 76 yards in 14 plays in 9:14 as the two offense, led by Price, marches down the field.

Three third-down pickups there by Price, two on short passes and one on an 8-yard run on third-and-five.

DAWGS SCORE AGAIN — Price hits DiAndre Campbell on a 13-yard pass to make it 14-7 with 2:30 left in third quarter.

ATTENDANCE ESTIMATED AT 10,000 — Dawgs at the 10 after a nice run by Price.

ANOTHER THIRD DOWN PICKUP BY PRICE —He hits Johnson for five yards on third and four so the Dawgs have it at the 43.

PRICE HITS HUDSON FOR FIRST DOWN — On a third-and-five, the kind of thing UW did not have last year.

Timu with a nice tackle on the play before.

PRICE NOW QBING THE TWOS — As they take over at the 24.

HUSKIES STOPPED — Drive stalls at the 49 with Fogerson picking up eight on third and 10.

MONTANA NOW QUARTERBACKING THE ONES — As the second half starts.

TES MIXED RESULTS SO FAR — Hartvigson has one catch for 29 yards but fumbled at the end of it.

ASJ and Hudson each have dropped passes, though ASJ’s came under a heavy coverage from Fellner, who may be the player of the day for the defense so far with two pass breakups and a forced fumble.

Second half under way.

FIRST-HALF STATS — Price is 10-15 for 104 yards and a TD.

Montana is 6-12 for 68 yards and a TD and has been sacked three times.

Jermaine Kearse has four catches for 35 yards and a TD; Johnson three for 34 and a TD.

Polk has 22 yards rushing on 7 carries; J. Fogerson 53 on eight.

Greg Walker, Gilliland and Kearse leading tacklers with four each.

One offense has rushed for just 26 yards on 13 attempts.

IT’S HALFTIME — Tied 7-7. Montana a 15-yard TD to Johnson, Price a 5-yard TD to Kearse.

One offense not running it well but Price led one drive for a score.

Fellner among the defensive stars with two pass breakups and a forced fumble.

Vanilla offense, as expected, but three passes to far to the TEs. Two were dropped, and Hartvigson then fumbled after catching the other.

No injuries so far.

A TURNOVER — Nice pass by Price to Hartvigson for about 26 yards. But Hartvigson fumbled when it was stripped by Fellner and then Richardson returned it to the 46.

Fellner probably the defensive star so far.

POLK GETS IT —- Running behind Porter and Schaefer, he got the yard to get the first down at the 36.

CALLIER STOPPED ON THIRD AND ONE — Shirley and Thompson made the stop at the 38. Looks like the offense will go for it with 1:01 left in first half.

ONES MOVING — Hatchie working at RT on this drive as the team rotates guys up front. Ones have the ball at the 38.

HUSKIES GET IT BACK — 1:38 left in the half and start at own 41.

TWO OFFENSE STOPPED — Three and out, so the one offense will get the ball back with 1:44 left in the half.

TWO OFFENSE TAKES OVER AT THE 30 — With 2:26 left.

DRIVE TOTALS — That was 63 yards in 12 plays in 7:30, Price hitting two key third downs to keep it alive.

HUSKIES SCORE — Price hits Kearse for a 5-yard TD on a second down pass to tie it up here with 2:35 remaining in the first half. It’s 7-7.

UPDATE — Sorry for weird computer issues — real lag between when I type and when it posts. But as I type this at 11:55, the one offense has the ball at the 9 with a time out and 3:16 remaining in the first half. The Dawgs team, the two offense and one defense, leads 7-0.

PRICE CONVERTS ANOTHER THIRD DOWN — A nice 14-yard pass to a diving Bruns takes it to the 9.

TES ROTATING — Both ASJ and Hartvigson working with the ones. Hudson is primary TE with the twos.

ONE OFFENSE MOVING — Price a pass over the middle and a great grab by Kearse to take it to the 28.

ONE DEFENSE — Line is Jamora, Thompson at ends, Ta’amu, Potao’e at tackles. LBs are Dennison, J. Kearse, Gilliland. Safeties Fellner and Shamburger (again, remember all the injuries there) and CBs Trufant and Richardson.

ONE OFFENSE BACK OUT THERE — Kearse and Aguilar the starting WRs, ASJ the starting TE.

TWO OFFENSE STOPPED — Three and out on the third drive for the two offense. So it is now punting.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE PUNTS AGAIN — Second drive stalled, so the Dawgs take over at their own 28.

THE DAWGS ARE AHEAD — That’s the No. 2 offense and one defense, so it’s ahead 7-0 against the team called Huskies, which is the one offense and two defense.

Price is the QB for the ones, Montana the twos.

LINEUPS — First team OL was R to L — Fancher, Tanigawa, Schaefer, Porter and Kohler. But they are mixing it up a bit with just 9 OLs.

Price’s first drive went three and out but he is leading the one offense now down the field hitting Kearse for about 14 yards.

END OF THE FIRST QUARTER — J. Fogerson was the star with 34 yards on three carries on the scorind drive.

James Johnson has three catches already including the TD.

No real surprises in the lineups. I’ll get to those soon — all typed in and erased for some reason.

MASSIVE COMPUTER ISSUES — Sorry, just erased a ton of stuff.

It’s 7-0 already with the two offense scoring on a 15-yard Montana pass to James Johnson.

NO. 1 OL — Here’s how it appeared, left to right — Kohler, Tanigawa, Schaefer, Porter and Fancher. But again, Kelemete is out.

PRE-GAME LINEUP NOTES — Keith Price is running the No. 1 offense in warmups and Montana the backups.

Also, Jamaal Kearse is running as the SLB with the starters, though remember that Princeton Fuimaono is out. The backup LBs are Thomas Tutogi in the middle with John Timu and Jordan Wallace.

PRE-GAME VIDEO OF HUSKY STADIUM PRESS BOX — Fans often ask me what the view is like from up here. So here is some video:
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KEARSE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT CRITICISM — Some of you asked me if there was any reaction at UW to some of the scrutiny of the offense during Jake Locker’s draft process, especially the talk that he had no supporting cast.

So I asked that of Jermaine Kearse yesterday.

“I don’t really care,” he said. “I’ll just go out here this next season and prove them wrong. Obviously they think we are a subpar supporting cast, which is fine. I’ll just go out there and work to my best ability.”

KICKOFF ABOUT 11:20 OR SO — Kickoff will be about 11:20 or so.



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