Bronco offense shines in spring game
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In Saturday's Blue and Orange spring game, the Boise State football team took to the blue turf for the first time since last November.
Quarterback Joe Southwick picked up right where he left off, going 12-20 for 113 yards and a touchdown. He said today's exhibition was just the beginning of the hard work ahead of him.
"I've got to have the best summer I've ever had as a Bronco, plain and simple," said Southwick. "Work ethic, leadership... I've got to be able to come in and be the example."
Jay Ajayi asserted himself as the heir-apparent to D.J. Harper's carries, rushing for 69 yards and a TD, helping the offense edge the defense by a final score of 28-19. Coach Chris Petersen thought the final score could've been even closer.
"You want to play everybody, but you also need to protect some guys," explained Petersen. "We're not trying to win spring ball, we're trying to get better. So I think this thing would've been a little bit closer if guys were trying to compete to win it."
A collection of underclassmen stepped up too, including corner Donte Deayon, who returned an interception for a touchdown.
Boise State has one more spring practice remaining before breaking camp until the fall.