BOISE, Idaho While the competition for the starting quarterback spot for Boise State is fierce, it definitely makes for an exciting scrimmage as each of the five quarterbacks tallied at least one touchdown during the second scrimmage of fall camp, Saturday.
During last week’s scrimmage, the Broncos scored just a single touchdown pass from Kellen Moore, but this week seemed to be a different story as a senior Bush Hamdan connected on three touchdown passes alone, giving Boise State eight TDs on the day.
“Progress was made, certainly on the offensive side,” Chris Petersen said. “It was good to see those guys get some explosiveness in our game there. We’ll put the tape on and see how individuals take the next step in their game. I know on defense we need to get back to tackling, wrapping up and doing a better job there, but overall, it was improved.”
The opening drive showcased the talents of Bush Hamdan as he connected on a 45-yard pass to Vinny Perretta to score the first of his three touchdown passes of the day and later found Perretta during his second drive with a 30-yard touchdown pass. However, it was his final drive that ended up being the biggest play of the day, as he connected on a 68-yard pass to Austin Pettis. Overall, the senior went 9-for-14 to tally 214 yards to lead the Bronco offense.
Not to be overlooked was Kellen Moore who went 13-for-21 for a total of 159 yards during the scrimmage, which was highlighted by a 49-yard pass to Jeremy Childs. Making his presence known was sophomore Mike Coughlin as he connected on a 20-yard pass to Tyler Shoemaker, finishing the day at 7-for-11 for 108 yards. Junior Nick Lomax scored on a 1-yard run while completing 11-of-19 passes for 100 yards. During the final drive of the scrimmage, freshman Drew Hawkins had his first touchdown pass as a Bronco with a 7-yard strike to Shoemaker, finishing the day 8-for-9 for 75 yards.
While the quarterbacks took charge of the offense, sophomore Jeremy Avery took matters into his own hands when he scored against the Bronco defense on a 14-yard run. While the offense left their mark, the defense was led by the talents of junior Garcia Day, freshman George Iloka and sophomore Brandyn Thompson as each of them grabbed an interception.