Jake Locker's team defeated Carl Bonnell's team, 14-12 in two quarters of scrimmaging this afternoon at Husky Stadium.
But of course, the score wasn't the point. The point was to get the get the Huskies some experience in a game-like situation -- all kicking phases were used, game officials were brought in, and a crowd of about 1,500 showed up to watch -- and then judge what happens enough to help the coaches settle depth chart issues heading into the final week of fall camp.
There were some highlights and lots of sloppy play, but for all that, coach Tyrone Willingham seemed pleased.
"Overall, I thought it was good," he said. "I thought we did a decent job in a lot of the places. ... "Part of the purpose of doing it was to have someone in the stands so we could create somewhat of a gamelike experience," Willingham said. "And it was good for the officials, it was good for our football team, and hopefully it was good for our fans."
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Among the highlights:
*Receiver Charles Hawkins opened the scoring with an acrobatic sideline catch of a Carl Bonnell pass from 40 yards out.
*Later Jake Locker connected with Marcel Reece, who had gotten between and behind Nate Williams and Cory Nicol for a 42-yard touchdown.
*Locker also scored on a keeper from 7 yards out, showing good speed in racing to the outside.
*Receiver Corey Williams continued his solid camp with six catches, including a one-handed grab on a sideline route.
*Tailback Louis Rankin picked his holes aggressively except for one kickoff return in which he started right, reversed all the way left, before cutting back right and finally running out of steam in the middle of the field.
*The four freshman tailbacks all showed flashes ... perhaps enough for at least one of them to pass J.R. Hasty on the depth chart.
Among the lowlights:
* Locker hit only two of his first nine passes before ending on a 7-of-9 flurry.
*Kickers Jared Ballman and Ryan Perkins missed wide left on field goal attempts from 39 and 42 yards respectively.
*Punts and kickoffs ranged from OK to terrible.
*In shotgun formation, three balls were snapped over the quarterbacks' heads, once resulting in a safety.
There were several procedural penalties and holding calls on offense.
*Receivers got their hands on several balls that they couldn't snag.
Judging from the Saturday lineups, the current No. 1 offensive unit has Locker at quarterback and Rankin at tailback along with fullback Paul Homer, tight end Michael Gottlieb, receivers Williams and Reece and an offensive line of Juan Garcia at center, Ryan Tolar and Casey Bulyca at guards, and Cody Habben and Chad Macklin at tackles.
The starting defense showed Daniel Te'o Nesheim, Cameron Elisara, Jordan Ruffett and Greyson Gunheim along the front, linebackers Dan Howell, Trenton Tuiasosopo and Chris Stevens, cornerbacks Roy Lewis and Cory Nichol and safeties Mesphin Forrester and Jason Wells.
A number of players including Cody Ellis, Caesar Rayford, Matt Sedillo, Tyrone Duncan and Wilson Afoa were kept out due to injuries. Willingham said most could have played in a real game, with the possible exceptions of Afoa and Duncan.