Ty Jones and Brayden Lenius lead the offense to its best day of camp so far.
Notes and observations from Day 10 at UW fall camp:
— After Wednesday’s workout at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell, the Huskies were back on campus in full pads on a hot Thursday afternoon. It was, without question, the best day the offense has had at camp so far. The passing game, in particularly, was on point.
— On the final snap of the day for the No. 1 offense, Jake Browning made a perfect throw — had to be his best of camp — down the left seam to hit sophomore WR Aaron Fuller in stride for a 35-yard touchdown against zone coverage.
— In the day’s final series, K.J. Carta-Samuels led the No. 2 offense on a five-play, 50-yard touchdown drive, aided by a pass-interference penalty against freshman CB Keith Taylor just in front of the right pylon. On the next play, redshirt freshman RB Kamari Pleasant took a cutoff running left, cut back to the middle, got a big cutback block from freshman WR Alex Cook and got into the end zone. For an offense that felt “demoralized” last week, that had to be a good feeling to finish off the day.
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— UW’s two big wide receivers, the 6-5 Brayden Lenius and the 6-4 freshman Ty Jones, were as good as I’ve seen them. Lenius, Jones and Fuller rotated in with the first-team offense for a handful of snaps, and during one 2-minute drill Browning lofted a long pass in Lenius’ direction. With Jojo McIntosh and Jordan Miller in coverage, Lenius leaped and reached over both to haul in a 30-some-yard pass. That set up a short Tristan Vizcaino field goal with 1 second left to give the offense the victory during that period.
“Obviously, it’s our job to go out every day and dominate. Today, they got us a bit,” Miller said. “Right now, it’s going to be about how we respond tomorrow. They can’t get nothing tomorrow. That’s pretty much my mentality.”
— On the next series, also a 2-minute drive for the No. 2 offense, Carta-Samuels lofted a nice pass for Jones, who came down with the ball over freshman CB Elijah Molden for a 38-yard gain. Two plays later, Carta-Samuels scrambled to the right, away from pressure, and flung a pass to the right front corner of the end zone for freshman WR Jordan Chin, who caught it for a 23-yard TD, giving the offense another win.
— The only turnover of the day came on the next drive for the twos. Molden, continuing a productive start to his UW career, made a somersaulting pick after diving across the middle of the field to grab a pass dropped by Quinten Pounds.
— Cook, the freshman WR from Sacramento, made a great grab during a one-on-one, receiver-vs.-defensive back drill when he made a diving, over-the-shoulder catch near the left sideline.
Note: Jimmy Lake said there is no cause for concern with S Taylor Rapp, who has been sidelined and/or limited the past few open practices.
Reminder: Friday’s practice at Husky Stadium is the last one open to the public. Scheduled to start at 2:50 p.m.