REDSKINS DEFEAT COLTS, 30-17

The Colts’ record fell to 1-2 in 2012 preseason as Washington beat Indianapolis 30-17 on Saturday afternoon at FedExField.

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INDIANAPOLIS –It took a quarter to get settled in, but quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III both held true to form on Saturday afternoon.

Each threw a touchdown pass, but it was Griffin III's Redskins (2-1) who proved victorious with a 30-17 win over the Colts (1-2) at FedExField.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Redskins got the scoring started with an Alfred Morris two-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter.

Morris paced the Redskins throughout much of the first half, finishing the game with 107 yards on 14 carries.

Quarterback Andrew Luck was 14-of-23 for 151 yards and a touchdown on the afternoon.

The touchdown throw came on a third-and-seven when Luck threw a perfect ball into the corner of the end zone and fellow rookie T.Y. Hilton made an equally impressive catch for the 31-yard score.

Both teams' first units played into the first drive of the third quarter with the Redskins leading 14-7 when the game was turned over to reserves.

Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman threw a pair of second half touchdown passes to go along with a safety from linebacker Chris Wilson.

Colts running back Darren Evans capped the scoring for the Colts with a two-yard rushing touchdown on a fourth-and-goal late in the fourth quarter.

Offensively, the Colts had four wide receivers catch at least three balls, highlighted by Donnie Avery (six catches for 38 yards) and Griff Whalen (eight catches for 66 yards).

The Colts will complete the preseason on Thursday evening at Lucas Oil Stadium with the Cincinnati Bengals coming in for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.

SCORING RECAP

SECOND QUARTER (13:04 remaining)

After a scoreless opening frame, Redskins running back Alfred Morris broke the tie with a two-yard touchdown plunge. The drive took eight plays spanning 66 yards and included five carries for 33 yards from Morris. Kicker Graham Gano converted the extra point. Redskins 7, Colts 0

SECOND QUARTER (7:27 remaining)

The Colts answered the Morris touchdown run with an 11-play, 80-yard drive thanks to a beautiful 31-yard throw and catch from quarterback Andrew Luck and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. The touchdown pass came on another third down conversion as the Colts converted six of their first eight third downs on the afternoon. Kicker Adam Vinatieri booted the extra point. Redskins 7, Colts 7

SECOND QUARTER (1:09 remaining)

The second quarter continued to see the offenses flourish as Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss caught a four-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Robert Griffin III. The Redskins dominated the 80-yard drive on the ground with two separate 18-yard rushes. Kicker Neil Rackers kicked the extra point. Redskins 14, Colts 7

THIRD QUARTER (8:58 remaining)

The Redskins' pressure on Colts quarterbacks resulted into two points midway through the third quarter as linebacker Chris Wilson sacked quarterback Chandler Harnish in the end zone. It was the second sack of the afternoon for the Redskins and came on Harnish's first drive of the game.   Redskins 16, Colts 7

THIRD QUARTER (2:43 remaining)

Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman threw his first touchdown pass of the preseason finding wide receiver Joshua Morgan for a 13-yard score. The touchdown drive was set up on the prior play, when wide receiver Terrence Austin converted a third and three with a 17-yard reception. Gano added the extra point.  Redskins 23, Colts 7

FOURTH QUARTER (11:48 remaining)

Kicker Adam Vinatieri put the Colts on the board in the second half with a 29-yard field goal. The 13-play, 64-yard drive was led by quarterback Chandler Harnish finding wide receiver Griff Whalen three times for 28 yards.  Redskins 23, Colts 10

FOURTH QUARTER (8:15 remaining)

The Redskins took a three-score lead with Grossman throwing his second touchdown toss of the afternoon. Grossman found wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe for a 12-yard score to finish off a six-play 86-yard drive in just 3:33. Rackers hit the extra point.Redskins 30 Colts 10

FOURTH QUARTER (3:48 remaining)

Facing fourth-and-goal from the two-yard line running back Darren Evans scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown. The touchdown was set up by wide receiver Jeremy Ross hauling in a 59-yard reception from Harnish on the drive's first play. Kicker Pat McAfee added the extra point. Redskins 30, Colts 17

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