Petersen demands better ball security
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The Boise State football team will be without one of its biggest offensive weapons again Friday. Tight end Holden Huff, who missed the game against Air Force with an ankle injury, will not play in Fresno. Coach Chris Petersen said Huff is still likely a few weeks away from returning.
The Broncos can't afford to see turnovers return against the Bulldogs. Joe Southwick threw an interception amidst his record-breaking performance last Friday, and Jay Ajayi fumbled twice. Coach Petersen said he wouldn't hesitate to take Ajayi out of games in the future for such transgressions, and mentioned Jay was lucky that Petersen isn't the runningbacks coach. Ajayi called it a lesson in wet ball security (he fumbled once wearing gloves and once barehanded).
"I just prefer that they hang onto the ball. They can wear handcuffs, I don't care, as long as they hang on," said Petersen.
"It's fumbling 101. When is the ball going to come out? From a guy you don't see coming or when you're fighting for extra yards. We need to do a better job with ball security," he added.