Quarterback emerges in Idaho spring game

QB play also on ISU head coach's mind after second scrimmage.

STAFF AND WIRE SERVICESApril 20, 2013 

Chad Chalich threw for 332 yards and ran for another 102 to lead the Silver team to a 56-14 victory as the Vandals completed their spring session with the Silver and Gold game at the Kibbie Dome.

"It was good to see some big plays being made," first-year head coach Paul Petrino said. "We kept improving. We got tougher."

Chalich, a redshirt freshman from Coeur d'Alene High, was 22-of-40 passing. Senior Taylor Davis was 12-of-23 for 157 yards for the Gold. Jerrel Brown gained 159 yards on 22 carries, and Jahrie Level led 11 receivers with nine catches for 169 yards.

Linebackers Marc Millan and Juan Martinez, who like Brown are part of a highly touted transfer group, had 12 and nine tackles, respectively. Jayshawn Jordan added 10.

Idaho opens its lone season as an independent at North Texas on Aug. 31.

IDAHO STATE HOLDS SECOND SCRIMMAGE

The Bengals held their second scrimmage Friday night at Holt Arena - a 70-plus play workout that focused on situational plays inside the 50-yard line.

The offense produced 391 yards and four touchdowns.

The defense was led by linebacker Nick Albano (eight tackles, one pass deflection), defensive back DeShawn Perkins (six tackles), defensive back Taison Manu (three tackles, one interception) and linebacker PJ Gramaud (fumble recovery).

"It was a great second scrimmage," coach Mike Kramer said. "We did a lot of situational stuff. We continue to see the development of Justin Arias as a quarterback, and I really liked what you saw from (wide receiver) Broc Malcom."

Arias threw for 191 yards and touchdown passes to Cameron Richmond (4 yards) and Malcom (20).

Idaho State concludes spring practice April 27. The Dave Kragthorpe Classic starts at noon.

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