Locker expects to play

UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel and Washington QB Jake Locker are in accord: Locker will play Thursday night against the Bruins.

Locker practiced for a third consecutive day Monday, the Huskies' final full-go workout before the game.

"Yeah, I expect to,'' Locker told reporters. "We'll meet with the doctor tomorrow and do a final evaluation.''

Dr. Neuheisel, apparently, already knows what that final evaluation will say.

"There’s no uncertainty over Jake," Neuheisel told reporters. "He’ll play. He absolutely will play. And there is really no uncertainty about rain. It will."

Rain is expected, by the way, as is a "blackout."