Broncos ground game turning it up this spring

Posted at 10:57 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 00:57:56-04

Boise State put up solid numbers on offense a year ago but questions still remain amongst the running backs.  The Broncos found the endzone 36 times on the ground last season but just 24 times through the air.  Twenty six of those 36 touchdowns were made by Jeremy McNichols.

McNichols racked up over 1300 yards on the ground and and nearly 500 yards receiving last season.

“We just want to continue off of last year and just get better, we got more confidence and experience going into this year.” Said junior Jeremy McNichols.

Heading into spring ball the Broncos have four running backs listed on roster and another one on the way,
McNichols will still carrying the bulk of the work load, but Coach Marks says he is looking forward seeing the new freshman.

“I know those guys are going to come in and continue to push these guys because when you don't have anybody behind you pushing you or hey i might be truly the second guy or third guy he might be good enough to come in here and take your job.” Said Lee Marks, running backs coach.

Red shirt Devan Demas showed spark from a season ago appearing in all 13 games, but only accounted for 171 yards and two touchdowns, Coach Marks put it simply saying it's time for him to shine.

“Like I tell the running backs you gotta earn people's respect and the only way you do that is you play fast you play hard and just make sure people respect you at the end of the day." Said, Marks.

Cory Young and Ryan Wolpin also play roles this upcoming season and will make some noise in camp. The Broncos wrap up spring ball with the spring game on April 9th.