SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Locker will make his first start in his college debut as University of Washington opens its 2007 season against Syracusein the campus Carrier Dome.
Third-year Washington coach Tyrone Willingham didn't use Locker last season, choosing to redshirt him because he senior Isaiah Stanback at the position. Stanback is with the Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver this season.
The Pac-10 Huskies are listed as 3½-point favorites against the Big East Conference Orange from New York state.
Washington is coming off a 5-7 season, while Syracuse went 4-8 last season. The schools split a pair of football games in the 1970s in their only gridiron meetings.