BOISE, Idaho In the second fall football scrimmage Friday at Bronco Stadium, the Boise State offense came around, showing signs that it was getting closer to being ready for the season opener.
Starting quarterback Jared Zabransky improved both through the air and on the ground. In the first preseason scrimmage, Zabransky went 5-of-13 for 67 yards, and rushed six times for negative yardage. Friday night the senior threw for 95 yards on 7-of-14 passing, and rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.
Quarterback Nick Lomax also showed improvement in the preseason’s second scrimmage. The freshman completed 6-of-7 passes for 91 yards and a 25-yard touchdown to Aiona Key.
Key, a native of Citrus Heights, Calif., had probably the most impressive showing of the evening. The freshman wide receiver caught five passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Although the Bronco offense was much improved, the defense still looked poised for the regular season. For the second consecutive scrimmage, the defense held the rushing offense to only two yards per carry.
The defense also recorded two turnovers and three sacks. Sophomore Orlando Scandrick and freshman Jason Robinson each picked off a pass; and freshman Ryan Winterswyk recorded two sacks, and sophomores Sean Bingham and Dallas Dobbs each posted half a sack.
The next chance to see the Broncos will be the season opener against Sacramento State, August 31, at 7:00 p.m., at Bronco Stadium.