And The Top Two Quarterbacks Are...

The burning question this spring was: "Who would be Boise State's top two quarterbacks?" Bronco fans came out tonight to see the new edition of the Boise State football team for themselves.

The answer is—no one. 


None of the four Boise State quarterbacks had particularly good evenings in the Blue & Orange Scrimmage tonight in Bronco Stadium.  It was a night dominated by the defense with a few good offensive plays sprinkled in.


The Bronco quarterbacks hit just 47.5% of their passes against a secondary that may be the best in school history.  The Boise State "D" also allowed just 2.2 yards per carry on the ground.


If one were forced to choose the top two quarterbacks, they would be Bush Hamdan and Taylor Tharp.  But hey, Kellen Moore arrives this fall.  Tharp finished 8-16 for 57 yards while Hamdan was 4-11 for 68 yards.  Nick Lomax was 5-7 for 30 yards and a touchdown but had an interception.  Mike Coughlin looked confident but things just weren't clicking for the redshirt freshman, as he finished 2-6 for 21 yards.


Jeremy Avery was the most impressive of the Bronco running backs, rushing for 72 yards on 12 carries and showing good speed on a reception for 35 yards.


Freshman Jason Robinson was the star of the game, however.  Officially, Robinson was credited with five tackles, but he was in on many more than that, and he delivered blow after blow to Bronco ball carriers.  Sean Bingham forced a fumble with another huge hit while Kyle Gingg forced another one that Marty Tadman recovered.  Dallas Dobbs had six tackles while Ellis Powers finished with four tackles, two pass breakups and an interception.  Junior college transfer Garcia Day also looked good with four tackles and two pass breakups. 


Kyle Brotzman was perfect on two field goals, hitting a 35-yarder before sending a 49-yarder well past the uprights.


Vinny Perretta scored on an 8-yard touchdown run around the right end, and fullback Michael Lose completed the scoring with a one-yard touchdown reception from Nick Lomax. 


The annual Blue & Orange Scrimmage concludes practice for the Broncos this spring. 

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