Freshman running Deontae Cooper had no such issues breaking free for a 32-yard touchdown run on the Huskies' first 11-on-11 team series.
Getting up was a different matter.
Shaken up and helped to the sideline, Cooper never returned. UW coach Steve Sarkisian called the tailback's injury a sprained knee, and he would likely get an MRI on Monday.
Also, receiver James Johnson dinged up his ankle early in practice, and never returned, camping out in the portable-tent sick bay area.
Then there was the violent collision between receiver Devin Aguilar, on a crossing route, and cornerback Desmond Trufant in the team sessions. Trufant laid the hit, but got the brunt of the impact – so much, he had his bell rung and never returned.
Running back Chris Polk was rested again, but safety Nate Williams was a full participant in the night practice, which lasted more than two hours.
Here were some notes from the 11-on-11 scrimmaging, which was third-down situational from all over the field:
• Starting quarterback Jake Locker was 6-of-10 for 175 yards and three touchdowns. His scoring passes went to Jermaine Kearse (40 yards), Chris Izbicki (4 yards) and Aguilar (60 yards) – coming two plays after his collision with Trufant.
Locker was 7-of-14 in seven-on-seven passing.
• Backup quarterbacks Keith Price (3-of-6, 38 yards) and Nick Montana (3-of-6, 16 yards, TD) were OK in 11-on-11s, but were victimized by drops. … Montana went a perfect 5-for-5 in a seven-on-seven session from inside the red zone, throwing TD passes apiece to Cody Bruns and Jordan Polk (who filled in nicely for Johnson).
• Polk was the leading receiver during the team session with four catches for 53 yards. Bruns had three receptions for 58 yards. … Running back Demitrius Bronson had seven carries for 26 yards.
• Cornerback Anthony Gobern blocked a 39-yard field goal attempt by Eric Guttorp coming around the left side of the line of scrimmage.
• Linebacker Mason Foster had a fumble recovery, and a tackle for loss (minus-2 yard run by Jesse Callier) during the team action.
• Defensive end De'Shon Matthews had the session's lone sack – of Locker.
• Sarkisian tried singing a line of Phil Collins' hit song, "In the Air Tonight" during pass drills. He was a little off-key.