Bronco Offense Challenges Defense in First Fall Scrimmage
BOISE, Idaho – Throughout fall football camp it seemed as if the Boise State defense was the dominating force on the gridiron, but at the first scrimmage of fall camp the offense proved to be a force to be reckoned with as they posted 548 total yards.

Despite allowing 552 yards passing, the Bronco “D” limited the offense to an astounding -4 yards rushing on 43 carries (-0.9 yards per carry).

The first touchdown of the scrimmage came off a two-yard run by junior running back D.J. Harper, who led the Broncos on the ground gaining 13 yards on nine carries. Sophomore Austin Pettis scored on a seven-yard pass from junior quarterback Michael Coughlin, while sophomore quarterback Kellen Moore snuck the ball passed the D-line for the third and final touchdown of the day.

Moore led the Bronco quarterbacks completing 16-of-21 passes for 190 yards and a quarterback rating of 152.19. Freshman Joe Southwick was 8-for-11 for 75 yards and a QB rating of 130.00. Coughlin was 6-of-15 for 101 yards and freshman Mike Tamburo finished 5-of-7 for 102 yards.

Adding to the impressive offensive performance was junior place kicker Kyle Brotzman and freshman Trevor Harman. Brotzman punched in four field goals, with a long of 56-yards, while Harman recorded two field goals all his own with an impressive 57-yard best.

Sophomore Tyler Shoemaker led Boise State with six catches for 116, while freshman Aaron Burks had 90 yards receiving on seven receptions.

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