Locker (thigh bruise) to start at UCLA

Updated: November 5, 2009, 10:59 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Washington quarterback Jake Locker will start Saturday when the Huskies try to break their 10-game road losing streak at UCLA, despite a deep thigh bruise that limited him the last two weeks.

After having his activity held back in practice early this week, coach Steve Sarkisian took the reins off his quarterback Thursday to test and see how his right thigh injury would respond. Locker passed.

"I wanted to see him run full speed. I wanted to see him really open up and go ...

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