April 13, 2013
BOISE, Idaho -The Boise State football team held its annual Blue and Orange Spring Game Saturday at Bronco Stadium, and the offense defeated the defense 28-19 in front of 9,146 fans.
With 3-minutes, 50-seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Bronco offense - leading 21-19 - was facing fourth down at the 1-yard line. A stop for the defense would have earned three points, giving the defense a 22-19 lead. Quarterback Jimmy Laughrearan it in for the score, sealing the victory and earning the offense dinner and showers.
Laughrea's score was one of four offensive touchdowns on the day.
Running back Jay Ajayi scored on a 3-yard run, and led the Broncos with 11 carries and 69 yards.
Quarterback Joe Southwick completed 12-of-20 for 113 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown to wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn. Grant Hedrick went 10-of-14 for 82 yards, including a 22-yard scoring strike to tight end Jake Hardee.
Aaron Burks, one of 12 Broncos to catch a pass, led the team with seven catches for 50 yards.
The defense earned nine of its 19 points on an interception by cornerback Donte Deayon, which he returned 30 yards for a touchdown.
Defensive lineman Tyler Horn also earned three points with an interception, and defensive ends Demarcus Lawrence and Beau Martin earned two points each with a sack. Defensive tackle Deuce Mataeleforced a fumble, which was recovered by the defense, a turnover that resulted in three points.
Final statistics from the scrimmage can be found in the link at the top of this page.
The Broncos are coming off of an 11-2 season in 2012, which included a tie for the MW Championship and a 28-26 victory over Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. Boise State concluded the season ranked No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll, No. 18 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 19 in the final BCS Standings.
Boise State is slated to open the 2013 season at Washington, Aug. 31.