Spring Game tomorrow at 12:30

The Washington football team will play its annual Spring Football Game Saturday at 12:30 at Husky Stadium. The game is free to the public and is part of Washington's Spring Fling.

Parking is free on campus starting at noon.

Due to a number of injuries on the UW offensive line, this year's game will be a controlled scrimmage. The Husky coaching staff has developed a scoring system that will allow the offensive players to compete against the defensive unit during the game. KJR AM-950 will broadcast the game starting at noon.

Spring Game Scoring

Under the scoring system, the offensive can accumulate points by touchdown(six), field goal (three), extra points (one/two) and for each first down (one). The defense will receive points for each fumble recovery or interception (four), three-and-out (three), a three-and-out when the offense enters the red zone (four) and for each time it stops an offensive series by other means (one). All drives will begin at the 30-yard line. The scrimmage will include some special teams that will not count in the scoring totals.

Spring Awards

The Washington football staff announced today the team's Most Improved Awards for spring football. The recognition is presented to one player at each position. This year's winners were:

Most Improved Offensive Lineman/Tight End: Ryan Brooks, senior, offensive tackle
Most Improved Running Back: James Sims, junior, fullback
Most Improved Wide Receiver: Charles Smith, redshirt freshman, wide receiver
Most Improved Quarterback: Carl Bonnell, redshirt freshman, quarterback
Most Improved Defensive Lineman: Casey Tyler, redshirt freshman, defensive tackle
Most Improved Linebacker: Evan Benjamin, junior, outside linebacker
Most Improved Safety: C.J. Wallace, sophomore, strong safety
Most Improved Cornerback: Sam Cunningham, senior, cornerback

Captains for the 2004 season will be announced Saturday.

Missing in Action - Several Husky players will miss Saturday's Spring Game due to injury. That group includes:
TE    Joe Toledo     Sore back
DT    Andy Heater    Right knee (MCL)
C     Juan Garcia    Broken left leg
C     Brad Vanneman  Sprained left ankle
DT    Manase Hopoi   Sprained left knee
TE    Ben Bandel     Sore left knee
OG    Tusi Sa'au     Sore back
FS    Dashon Goldson Left shoulder surgery
TE    Jason Benn     Right shoulder surgery
ILB   Joe Lobendahn  Right knee surgery
OG    Rob Meadow     Right knee surgery
ILB   Ben Warren     Sprained left knee
NT    Dan Milsten    Sprained right ankle

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