As is usually the
case in the spring, the Boise State defense controlled the first scrimmage of
the Bronco football team yesterday afternoon at Bronco Stadium in Boise.
The defense allowed
quarterback Kellen Moore one first down in six possessions.
All told, the returning top offense in the country had six straight
Billy Winn and
Kharyee Marshall were constantly in the backfield.
Cornerback Ebo Makinde showed athleticism while Cedric Febis laid a hard
hit on Hiwat forcing him to drop a pass.
quarterback Joe Southwick was able to toss two touchdown passes while senior
Michael Coughlin threw another and Jimmy Pavel booted field goals of 32 and 48
16-of-22 passes for 170 yards and a 143.54 efficiency rating, the highest of the
three Bronco quarterbacks. Coughlin
was decisive and showed a great command of the offense.
Southwick was 14-23 for 137 yards while Moore was 5-12- for 15 yards.
Aaron Burks and Geraldo Hiwat impressed Bronco fans in attendance.
Burks was the leading receiver with six catches for 92 yards while Hiwat
had three receptions for 25 yards and a TD, a nice fade route from Southwick.
Burks showed good speed, ran nice routes and made an amazing catch over
the shoulder. Mitch Burroughs, whom
Bronco coaches are counting on for a big season this fall, had three catches for
62 yards and the scrimmage's other touchdown and newcomer Preston Minter
grabbed four catches for 30 yards.
concludes spring drills with the annual Blue Orange Spring Game, set for
Saturday, April 17 in Bronco Stadium.
The Broncos open the 2010 season
in Washington, D.C. against Virginia Tech on Labor Day.