Also, Jake Browning, on his 20th birthday, throws a 30-yard TD pass to redshirt freshman Andre Baccellia during the last two-minute period.
News and notes from the Huskies’ spring practice:
Who: Full-squad workout for spring practice No. 9 on Monday
Gear: Shells (helmets, shoulder pads and shorts)
Weather: Overcast and chilly.
— QB Jake Browning, on his 20th birthday, threw a touchdown pass of about 30 yards to redshirt freshman WR Andre Baccellia against the No. 1 defense on the first drive of the final team period, a two-minute situational drill. The defense appeared to have a miscommunication on the play, leaving Baccellia open in the right side of Husky Stadium’s west end zone. That capped a five-play, 75-yard drive for the offense. Browning was 4 for 5 on the drive, his best throw a 21-yard strike to tight end Darrell Daniels on third-and-5.
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— On the last play of the day, Budda Baker came around the right edge and blocked a potential tying field goal by Cameron Van Winkle in the closing seconds, securing the “win” for the defense. Browning had gotten the No. 1 offense in position to tie with a 21-yard pass to walk-on WR Forrest Dunivin and a 9-yard throw to Baccellia to convert on third-and-long. On the penultimate play of the day, Browning had scrambled for about five yards and got tangled up briefly with LB Azeem Victor, who was “flagged” by Chris Petersen for holding onto the QB after the play as the clock was winding down.
— Baker spent one period running routes with wide receivers and catching passes from Browning and the other QBs. It was the first time this spring that the all-Pac-12 safety has worked with the offense.
— Right tackle Kaleb McGary, after injuring his left knee Friday, remained out on Monday, his knee wrapped. He did do some light conditioning exercises off to the side with other injured players.
— Guard Jake Eldrenkamp was limited Monday. The good news for the offensive line was left tackle Trey Adams and guard Michael Kneip were back after sitting out a couple practices last week. Here’s how the first-team line looked (from left): Adams, Kneip, Coleman Shelton, Shane Brostek, Andrew Kirkland.
— The first-team nickel defense featured Greg Gaines and Elijah Qualls at tackles, Joe Mathis and Psalm Wooching at outside linebacker, Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierria at middle linebacker, Sidney Jones and Kevin King at cornerback, Darren Gardenhire at nickelback, and Budda Baker and Jojo McIntosh at safety.
— On the first play of the first 11-on-11 period, Browning again found John Ross III for a long gain along the left sideline.
— Kevin King later had an interception of Browning during a 7-on-7 drill.
— Third-string QB Tony Rodriguez threw a nice, off-balance TD pass of about 25 yards to converted TE Will Dissly.
— It was difficult to tell from the other side of the field, but it appeared that it was Jojo McIntosh who intercepted Rodriguez in the end zone during a red-zone drill.
— Jomon Dotson caught a 20-plus-yard pass from K.J. Carta-Samuels on a well-executed wheel route.
Injuries: S Trevor Walker was a new addition to the (unofficial) injury list. Others included LB Ben Burr-Kirvin, WR Brayden Lenius, WR Quinten Pounds, DB Austin Joyner, DL Jason Scrempos, DL Jared Pulu.
Next: The Huskies are back Wednesday morning for their 10th practice, after which defensive players are scheduled to be available for interviews.