BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State football team officially closed its 2010 fall camp, Saturday (Aug. 21) evening, as the Broncos played their only public scrimmage of the fall at Bronco Stadium on a night that would be controlled primarily by the defense.
The Boise State defense was dominant against the run for the second straight scrimmage, limiting the Bronco offense to just 37 rushing yards on 33 carries. The defense also managed to hold the Boise State quarterbacks to 24-of-40 passing for 201 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Junior defensive end Shea McClellin led the way for the Bronco defense with 2.5 sacks for -22 yards.
There were some bright spots for the Boise State offense; however, as quarterbacks Mike Coughlin and Joe Southwick each found the end zone late in the scrimmage. Coughlin scored on a three-yard run, while Southwick crossed the goal-line on a one-yard keeper. Southwick led the way for the QB unit completing 9-of-15 passes for 112 yards.
The Bronco QBs did manage to get numerous receivers involved throughout the night as 14 different players recorded at least one catch. Redshirt freshman Geraldo Hiwat led the way with four catches for 48 yards. Junior DJ Harper led the rushing attack for the offense with five carries for 25 yards.
Boise State now enters its in-season practice schedule as the No. 3 ranked Broncos will turn their attention to their Sept. 6 (Monday) season opener against No. 10 Virginia Tech at Fed Ex Field in Landover, M.D. The game, which will air on ESPN, is scheduled to kick-off at 8 p.m. (EST).