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.
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