Jake Locker continued to show his comfort in the new offensive scheme, finishing 12 of 19 for 181 yards and a t.d. during Saturday’s scrimmage in front of a couple of thousand people at Husky stadium.
The scrimmage included good news all around for the dawgs, as the the team had solid plays on offense, defense and special teams. The wide receivers performed well, as Jermaine Kearse, Jordan Polk and freshman James Johnson made some great plays. Kearse had quite a showing with some catches in tight coverage and a touchdown grab from Locker. Polk showed his speed on a nice reverse run and a couple of catches over the middle, and Johnson continued to impress as he snagged a couple of Locker throws as well, keeping the chains moving.
At running back, the 5 deep of Griffin, Fogerson, Bronson, Polk and Shaw shifted between the ones and the twos regularly. Shaw had the biggest day of all, almost hitting 100 yards for the day, including a shifty 50 yard run where he showed off the speed that made him an important weapon in 2007.
On defense, Everette Thompson had a good day for the second team defense, and the starting linebacking trio of Savannah, Butler, and Foster were all over the field making plays. Quinton Richardson also had some good defensive plays in addition to his kick off return for a t.d.
Overall, a good scrimmage that left the team relatively unscathed as they move towards the September 5th kickoff with LSU.