Purple Wins Spring Game, 22-13, Over Gold
SEATTLE – The Purple team scored 10 fourth-quarter points to break open a close Spring Game at Husky Stadium on Saturday, defeating their Gold counterparts, 22-13, in front of 9,000 fans at Husky Stadium.
Captain Cade Otton and running back Kamari Pleasant each scored a touchdown and returning starting quarterback Dylan Morris was an efficient 18 of 28 passing for 125 yards to lead Purple to the triumph.
Otton's 7-yard touchdown reception from Morris that opened the day's scoring was set up by an interception by freshman defensive back Elijah Jackson that he returned 22 yards to the Gold 26-yard line. Morris found Otton near the goal line on a 3rd and 4 play to give the Purple a 7-0 lead.
The teams traded field goals – Tim Horn from 36-yards out for the Gold team and Peyton Henry from 39-yards out for the Purple team – to reach halftime with the Purple squad holding a 10-3 lead.
In the third quarter, the Gold team leveled the game at 10-10 on a 15-yard TD rush by Richard Newton that capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive. Newton led all rushers with 49 yards on the ground.
From there, Purple took over the game. A 47-yard punt by Triston Brown pinned the Gold team on their own four-yard line and on the second play of the drive, Purple earned two points when the snap from center sailed over the quarterback's head for a safety.
On the Purple's ensuing possession, Morris led his team on a 12-play, 50-yard march down the field that was capped by Pleasant scoring from three yards out on his only carry of the ballgame.
Freshman Sam Huard would march the Gold team into field goal range, where Horn converted from 34-yards out to make the score 19-13. But on Gold's next possession, they turned over the ball on downs in their own territory, leading to a 36-yard field goal by Henry with 1:10 left in the game, essentially icing the game for the Purple squad.