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Boise State offense bounces back, wins spring game

Boise State’s offense had a lackluster showing in the Broncos’ first scrimmage last week, but put together a strong showing Saturday in the annual spring game.

Sophomore quarterback Brett Rypien led three of the four touchdown drives, hitting sophomore Sean Modster for 52- and 21-yard touchdown passes. Senior running back Devan Demas had a 21-yard touchdown run and sophomore Cory Young added a 3-yard scoring scamper.

Using an adjusted scoring system, the offense beat the defense 49-48.

Here are the stats from Saturday’s game:

Passing: Brett Rypien 20-of-37 for 234 yards, two TDs, 0 INTs; Tommy Stuart 6-of-15 for 76 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs; Ryan Finley 9-of-14 for 75 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs; Anthony Upshaw 2-of-9 for 4 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs 0.541 234 2 0 125.0

Rushing: Cory Young 8 carries for 30 yards, 1 TD; Devan Demas 7-42, 1 TD; Jake Shaddox 6-50; Jeremy McNichols 6-40; Tommy Stuart 4-(-2); Ryan Finley 4-(-9); Ryan Wolpin 3-9; Brett Rypien 2-16; Anthony Upshaw 1-(-5).

Receiving: A.J. Richardson 6 catches for 64 yards; Akilian Butler 4-39; Cedrick Wilson 4-35; Sean Modster 3-79, 2 TDs; Austin Cottrell 3-21; Cory Young 3-17; Jeremy McNichols 3-6; Alec Dhaenens 2-39; David McKinzie 2-26; Devan Demas 2-9; Matt Pistone 2-6; Garrett Collingham 1-35; Ryan Wolpin 1-9; Jake Knight 1-4.


The game is slated to begin just after 5 p.m., and will be broadcast on KBOI 670 AM and KTIK 93.1 FM. A live stream is available here.

The offense will take on the defense. The winning team gets a steak dinner, the losing team gets foil-wrapped hot dogs. The game will consist of four 10-minute quarters. Following a 12-minute halftime, the third and fourth quarters will feature a running clock.

Here is the scoring system:


6 Points – Touchdown

3 Points – Field Goal

3 Points – 4th Down Conversion

2 Points – 20-plus-yard Explosive

1 Point – PAT


6 Points – Touchdown

3 Points – Turnover

3 Points – 4th Down Stop

2 Points – Three-and-out

2 Points – Sack

1 Point – Field Goal Inside Red Zone

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