Before today’s scheduled departure to San Jose, the Warriors practiced for 90 minutes, then staged the Scout Bowl. The full-contact scrimmage featured redshirts and developing players.
The defense took the lead, making four sacks and stopping three of the first four drives. Defensive end Zach Ritner was credited with two of the sacks. Dylan Toilolo and Jonah Laulu also delivered big hits.
Led by quarterback Larry Tuileta, the offense drove 75 yards for the only touchdown, with the final 9 yards coming on Kahale Huddleston‘s sprint around left end. Huddleston, who has practiced as a receiver, was aligned as a running back on the scoring play.
In the bonus, winner-take-all drive, the defense was awarded the victory when defensive tackle Doug Russell stormed in to sack Tuileta on first down. The whistle blew and the players sprinted to the locker room to prepare for the trip to San Jose.
“We probably should have gotten one or more of these earlier,” head coach Nick Rolovich said of the Scout Bowl. “These guys work so hard. It was a good chance to see how they’re developing, and to give them a chance to play real football, to compete. They sacrifice a lot for our success on game day. They’re very much a part of our team.”