Saturday Practice Report

Washington's staff decided to head down to Seattle Center's Memorial Stadium for Saturday's practice and it was a lively event attended by an estimated 750 fans. What was most impressive was seeing the offense move the ball relatively well for the first time this spring as both Keith Price and Nick Montana each led drives that resulted in touchdowns…

The first unit defense continued to have it's way, for the most part, but what needs to be noted is that with Senio Kelemete and Ben Riva both out due to foot injuries, the first team offensive line is working at less than their full potential.

That being said, Montana and Price both made some plays today that had fans cheering.

Both quarterbacks spent an equal share of time with the first and second units with Price going, unofficially, 15 of 23 for 165 yards including two touchdowns – one a 25-yard beauty to Jermaine Kearse and the other a looping 15-yard completion to Johri Fogerson.

Montana, who we had going 13 of 21 for 86 yards, didn't throw a touchdown pass, but did manage to drive the offense 99 yards completed when Chris Polk went over from the one.

K Erik Folk had a solid day, hitting on all three of his field goal attempts – 48, 41 and 38 yards.

The running backs had their moments with Fogerson leading the way with 70 yards rushing on seven carries including one burst that went for 30 yards taking the Husky offensive out of the shadow of their own endzone.

Polk showed outstanding vision and balance – rushing for 37 yards on five carries and the one touchdown.

Kearse had the big day catching the ball, hauling in five catches for 60 yards including the 25-yard touchdown pass from Price and also got open behind the defense to grab a 15-yarder from Montana that was perfectly placed so that cornerback Anthony Gobern, who had perfect coverage, couldn't bat the ball away.

Defensively, Will Shamburger had a solid day laying out a couple receivers while Josh Shirley, Talia Crichton and Hauoli Jamora each had "sacks".

Freshman Austin Seferian-Jenkins again made a spectacular catch in traffic, going up over a helpless defensive back who was on the coverage to make an acrobatic 23-yard reception.

With both Kelemete and Riva out, the number one offensive line looked like this – Erik Kohler (LT), Colin Tanigawa (LG), Drew Schaefer (C), Colin Porter (RG) and Skyler Fancher (RT).

Sarkisian mentioned that he felt it was a good day for the players as well as the fans, who were allowed down on the field after practice to mingle with the players and said the team came away with no injuries which was also a plus.

The Huskies will now take the next two days off and then hit the field Tuesday for the first of their final three practices. Top Stories