BOISE, Idaho – With opening kick-off just 13-days away, the Boise State football team took to the Blue to show Bronco fans what they can expect, especially when it comes to the defense as they limited the offense to 418 total yards.
Sophomore quarterback Kellen Moore was 14-for-25, including two touchdown passes for a total of 141 yards and a QB rating of 129.78. The first TD pass of the game was on a 4-yard reception by junior Jarvis Hodge, while the highlighted play of the scrimmage came on a 37-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Chris Potter.
Even though he didn’t record a touchdown pass for the Broncos, freshman quarterback Joe Southwick put on quite the show as he was 13-for-17 for 113 yards, earning a rating of 132.31. Michael Coughlin earned a QB rating of 48.86 as he connected on 3-of-6 passes for 23 yards, while freshman Mike Tamburo completed 1-of-3 passes for a rating of 30.54.
Freshman running back Malcolm Johnson proved that he could add some depth to the offense as he ran for 31 yards on six carries, including a 2-yard touchdown run. However, it was sophomore Doug Martin who dominated on the ground as he carried the ball 16 times for 88 yards.
Sophomore Tyler Shoemaker led Boise State with five catches for 48 yards, while Potter had 51 yards receiving on three receptions.
While it may not have counted for yards during the scrimmage, the crowd rose to its feet when the Broncos practiced its kickoff returns and senior cornerback Kyle Wilson ran his way into the end zone with a 93-yard punt return.
The Broncos open the 2009 season in less than two weeks on the Blue when they take on the Oregon Ducks, Thursday, Sept. 3 at 8:15 p.m.