Boise State camp report: Fall scrimmage is Sunday

ccripe@idahostatesman.comAugust 18, 2013 

  • SPOTLIGHT ON ... WR DALLAS BURROUGHS

    Burroughs, the state 100-meter champ from Rocky Mountain High, played as a true freshman to inject some speed into the Broncos' wide receivers corps. He made nine catches, including a key touchdown grab against TCU, but lacked the polish of a college receiver.

    He followed with four catches last year. He hopes to become a bigger factor this year with improved routes and consistency.

    "I'm expecting big things," Burroughs said. "I've been working really hard and you can see it that I'm doing better than even in the spring."

    His sophomore year was a challenge. He played less than his freshman year.

    "You've just got to keep working and keep believing that you can get out there," he said.

Boise State football fans get a sneak peek at the No. 19 Broncos on Sunday night.

The Broncos will hold their annual open fall scrimmage at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

It's one of just two practices open to the public each year. The other is the Spring Game.

Coach Chris Petersen plans to practice more and scrimmage less than usual. The Broncos don't have a lot of depth at some key positions and likely will rest a handful of players to protect them from injury.

"I think half of it is going to be a little bit of a practice, and half of it will be a little bit of a scrimmage, just to be smart with some guys," Petersen said. "I think the fans might like that, to see some drills we run. They know what a scrimmage looks like, so we'll do something a little different."

CAMP IMPRESSIONS

• The Broncos practiced at Dona Larsen Park on Saturday morning. The defense, which had a strong week after the turnover-free scrimmage Monday, intercepted at least three passes.

True freshman cornerback Jonathan Moxey, who has looked good in camp, made one of the interceptions. Junior cornerback Bryan Douglas, coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament, flashed his open-field speed while returning another interception. It looked like he'd been waiting 10 months to do that, which he has.

• Senior safety Ebo Makinde also grabbed an interception. He was coach Chris Petersen's camper of the day at BroncoSports.com. "Ebo has been working hard throughout camp," Petersen said. "Each day he is bringing senior leadership, and he had a really nice day today."

• The first-team offense put together a long drive. Senior quarterback Joe Southwick completed four passes to set up a 40-yard field goal by junior kicker Dan Goodale.

Chadd Cripe: 377-6398,Twitter: @IDS_BroncoBeat

Idaho Statesman is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service