Many teams offer up a nice meal to the winning team of a spring football game. At Boise State, the winners get treated to a nice steak dinner. On Saturday, the Broncos offense went home knowing they would be getting a rich steak meal after clipping their defensive counterparts by one point in an adjusted scoring system. The defense attempted to call a late timeout to setup an opportunity for a fourth-down stop at the end, but the timeout was not credited and the offense escaped with a 49-48 victory.
Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien had a productive afternoon for the Broncos offense in leading his team to three touchdown drives. Two of those touchdowns came through the air off Rypien’s arm with Sean Modster pulling in each, each from outside the red zone including a 52-yard play. Running back Devan Demas ripped off a 21-yard touchdown run as well as the offense finished the spring on a positive note after reportedly being somewhat sluggish this spring leading up to the game.
“That’s been kind of the theme all spring. We’ve been back and forth with the defense; you don’t really want one side of the ball to be dominant,” said Rypien, according to The Idaho Statesman. “Today, we got them a little bit more, but our defense has been doing a great job all spring. That unit, there was a lot of questions about them coming into spring, but they’ve been doing a really good job.”
If the Boise State offense needed a little motivation to get focused to perform the way they did on Saturday, maybe it was the thought of a steak dinner. But what did the losing team get to eat? Hot dogs wrapped in foil.
Boise State actually has one more practice to hold before wrapping things up for the spring. The Broncos will hold their final practice on Monday.