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Boise State hosts 1st Spring Scrimmage

Posted at 12:15 AM, Apr 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-03 02:15:52-04

The Boise State Broncos took to the field this afternoon for their first of two scrimmages. Next week will be their spring game.  The Broncos had the chance to practice in front of fans for the first time this spring.

Lots of positives can be taken out of today’s scrimmage. Sophomore Brett Rypien threw the majority of the passes and had 127 yards through the air. Ryan Finley was near perfect, going seven of ten but had just 34 yards passing. The defense walked away the winner this evening and defensive coordinator Coach Avalos likes what he is seeing while co-offensive coordinator Scott Huff said that the lines need to pick up the tempo.

"We're trying to get as many guys roles as we can you know and if you can pass rush, we're gonna get you on the field we're gonna find a way.” Said, Defensive Coordinator Andy Avalos.

“We lacked some energy and you can see that there's obviously some good stuff going on umm but yeah overall just a little, a little too lethargic.” Said, Co-Offensive Coordinator Scott Huff.

The defense was the difference maker for the Broncos this afternoon in the scrimmage.
In the rushing department the offense was held to just 54 yards on the ground and through the air, they held the offense to less than 260 yards.
Camp might be winding down and there are still some fundamentals that need to be worked but the Bronco defense is liking what the young players and the veterans are giving out on the field.

"Its just clicking today everyone was communicating really well we've had some really solid back to back practices we've been really consistent as a whole, not just the ones and twos everyone.” Said, Senior Linebacker Darren Lee

“I think we just want to see effort out of everyone we know it's not gonna be perfect and people are gonna miss their assignments, you get your adrenaline going and it's bound to happen.” Said, Senior Defensive End Sam McCaskill.