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BOISE STATE FOOTBALL Bronco Practice Report: Day 14

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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013 12:41 am

The Boise State football team welcomed 7,410 fans inside Bronco Stadium Sunday night for more than two hours for an open practice and scrimmage. The Broncos went through about a 90-minute practice before finishing with about a 45-minute scrimmage under the lights. The defense won the scrimmage, which featured a modified scoring system, by a score of 18-0.  


Running back Jay Ajayi had four carries for 38 yards during the scrimmage including a 22-yard run up the middle. Quarterback Joe Southwick, who played only one series, quickly marched the offense down the field on the opening drive before throwing an interception in the end zone. Southwick was 3-for-3 for 28 yards before the interception. He took a snap at the 11-yard line and attempted to find tight end Gabe Linehan in the end zone, but the pass was tipped and eventually intercepted by safety Ebo Makinde. … Shane Williams-Rhodes had two kick returns for touchdowns, one during practice and an 85-yard return during the scrimmage. … Nick Patti, competing with Grant Hedrick for the back-up quarterback job, threw a perfect pass over the shoulder of transfer wide receiver Terrell Johnson, who hauled it in for a long gain. … True freshman defensive end Austin Silsby (Kuna High) recovered a fumble on an botched exchange between the center and Patti. The fumble occurred in the red zone, the Broncos’ second red zone turnover of the scrimmage. … True freshman receiver Tanner Shipley made the catch of the day during the practice portion, stretching out for a one-handed grab that brought the crowd to its feet on a pass from Patti.


Williams-Rhodes wore a cast on his left hand and wrist but coach Chris Petersen said it was “preventative” and not anything serious. … Kicker Dan Goodale worked with the No. 1 kicking unit while Tyler Rausa worked with the No. 2 group. Both Goodale and Rausa are competing for the starting kicker spot. Petersen said neither had won the battle yet. … Several players including tight end Holden Huff, defensive lineman Sam McCaskill and quarterback Ryan Finley didn’t participate in the scrimmage. Petersen said none of the injuries were serious. … Linebacker Blake Renaud walked off the field with a trainer during the practice portion of the evening and didn’t participate in the scrimmage… The entire No. 1 kickoff team consists of defensive players. They wore blue jerseys during the scrimmage. … In the battle for the back-up quarterback spot, Hedrick worked with the No. 2 offense while Patti worked with the No. 3 unit. Petersen said the back-up had not been decided yet. … Williams-Rhodes and redshirt freshman running back Charles Bertoli were the two deep returners on kick offs. … Punter Sean Wale and kicker Rausa switched numbers for Sunday’s scrimmage. Wale, who had worn No. 28 all camp, wore a white No. 26 jersey. Rausa, who had been wearing No. 26, appeared in a No. 28 jersey. … Redshirt freshman linebacker Chris Santini led all defenders with eight tackles.


“This is always a hard position for me because nothing is good. On one side, when that offense is moving the ball down the field, I’m thinking we’re not in shape on defense, and then our defense makes a play in the end zone and I’m thinking that was a really bad play by our offense. We’ll go back, put the tape on and analysis what really was a good play on either side of the ball and where we really need to sure up things.”

Chris Petersen, Boise State coach    


The Broncos will have a short walk-through practice today before returning to the practice field Tuesday. The remaining practices of fall camp are closed to the media as the Broncos begin to prepare for the season opener at Washington on Aug. 31.

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