The spring game format likely will include quarters of 12 to 15 minutes of running clock with the normal clock stoppages in the final two minutes of each half.
There will be kickoffs and punts, but quarterbacks will be protected. Coach Tyrone Willingham said Thursday he hasn’t yet decided how the teams will be divided, but that he will do so with an eye toward a competitive game.
Kickoff is 12:45 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
The Purple-Gold football game is only part of the all-day Spring Fling activities at the UW campus Saturday.
Athletic events will include a volleyball scrimmage at 10 a.m., the football game at 12:45 p.m., a men’s tennis match vs. Oregon at 2 p.m., and a softball game against Oregon State at 2 p.m. Admission to all games is free.
The UW Alumni Association/Big W Club will sponsor a pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the east end zone area of Husky Stadium.
Also, an open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30
Coach Tyrone Willingham said kicker Michael Braunstein had kicked his way to the top of the depth chart, ahead of redshirt freshman Ryan Perkins of Olympia and senior Michael Book of Renton.
"I’m doing the best since I’ve been here right now," Braunstein said. "I’ve finally got my mindset where it needs to be. It’s been a little bit off, just the whole transition, and the hip surgery, and I’ve finally got my head where it needs to go, and I’m ready to start the next two years and do what I came here to do."