NFL Preseason Week 3: Indianapolis vs. Washington; S. Florida Rookies Steal Show

Edwin BearContributor IAugust 27, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 25:  Alfred Morris #46 celebrates with Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins after scoring a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during a preseason game at FedExField on August 25, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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All eyes were on the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks of the 2012 draft in Saturday's preseason game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins, but two other rookies scored the first touchdowns for each team.

The first quarter ended scoreless with the No. 2 pick, Robert Griffin III, leading the Redskins down the field.  The drive was capped off with a 2 yard touchdown run by rookie running back Alfred Morris, from Florida Atlantic University. 

The No. 1 pick, Andrew Luck, responded by leading the Colts to a score on a 31-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, from Florida International University.

Morris, a sixth round draft pick, and Hilton, a third round draft pick, are no strangers.  Both played their college football in the Sun Belt Conference meeting each year in the Shula Bowl.

Morris finished the game with 107 yards on 14 carries and a TD and may have locked up a spot on the roster.  Hilton caught 4 passes for 54 yards and a TD and may receive playing time during the regular season based on his productive preseason play.

Washington came out on top over Indianapolis 30-17.

RGIII and Luck both had solid numbers.  Neither are expected to play again until week 1 of the regular season.

Washington's last preseason game is tomorrow night at 7pm ET against Tampa Bay.

The Colts last preseason game is Thursday night at 7pm ET against Cincinnati.