It was time for Competition Tuesday again, and a few hard hits were made on
the field. The defense was the aggressor on this day. Patrick Turner was on the
receiving end of hits by Taylor Mays and Luther Brown. Kevin Ellison slammed
Fred Davis. Rey Maualuga got up slowly from one collision.
Maybe because of frustration over last week's poor showing, or the team just gearing up for the next game, there were a few more hard hits on the practice field than usual.
Business As Usual
Special Teams practiced punt and punt coverage, with Greg Woidneck punting away while Desmond Reed and Joe McKnight fielded the ball downfield. The field goal unit was successful on attempts from the 22.5, 27.5, 27.5 yard lines. They were unsuccessful on an extra point kick and an attempt from the 22.5 yard line.
11's - Defense Shines
First team offense took on the first defense and the second teams matched up on each other. Clay Matthews got in some work, while Thomas Williams continued to take on the bulk of the snaps at the strongside linebacker position. Stanley Havili, Desmond Reed, Turner and Davis all caught passes. Chauncey Washington, Dennis, Bradford, Reed, McKnight had some carries.
Defensively, the Trojans were on cue. At one point, Sanchez was sacked on three consecutive plays. Booty was sacked once. The secondary also had a few batted passes and forced incompletions.
Stanford Game Coming Up Quickly
This week's game from the Coliseum will be televised only on Versus TV, Saturday, 4:00 p.m.