BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State football team held its first open scrimmage of the spring, Wednesday afternoon, in front of a small group of fans in Bronco Stadium. The first of two spring scrimmages was highlighted by the impressive play by the Broncos up and coming talent, which led to three offensive touchdowns on the afternoon.
Leading the way at quarterback was senior Mike Coughlin as he completed 72.7 percent of his passes (16-of-22) for 170 yards and a 37-yard touchdown pass to Mitch Burroughs, while redshirt freshman Joe Southwick went 14-of-23 to complete 60.9 percent for 137 yards, including two touchdown passes. Junior Kellen Moore saw limited action during the scrimmage.
Kicker Jimmy Pavel hit a pair of field goals, scoring the first offensive points of the day on a 48-yard field goal and then hit a second from 32-yards.
Southwick threw the first touchdown pass of the scrimmage as he connected with redshirt freshman Geraldo Hiwat on a seven-yard pass, followed by a 3-yard TD pass to Chandler Koch to close out the scrimmage.
While he may not have recorded any points for the Boise State offense, redshirt freshman Aaron Burks was the leading receiver recording six receptions for 92 yards. Sophomore running back Raphiel Lambert led the running attack as he finished the scrimmage with eight carries for 51 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry.
The Broncos will take next week off for spring break and will return to the practice field April 5 for another three weeks of practice. Spring workouts will conclude Saturday, April 17, with the annual Spring Game.