By Chadd Cripe
Here are some quick thoughts on the Broncos' scrimmage Thursday at Bronco Stadium:
— Quarterback Kellen Moore looked sharp. He rarely missed a throw, didn't have a turnover and led a long march for a touchdown.
— Wide receivers Titus Young and Tyler Shoemaker had big nights. Shoemaker and wide receiver Austin Pettis both completed passes on trick plays.
— The defense left a little frustrated. They got beat on two trick plays they've seen in practice and didn't produce a single turnover. Their daily goal is three turnovers.
— Safety Jeron Johnson appeared to be injured at one point, but he jogged off the field. Coach Chris Petersen didn't have an update on his status.
— The offense was unable to run the ball, which is usually the case in scrimmages. However, Petersen clearly wasn't happy with the run production.
— Kicker Kyle Brotzman was perfect, even hitting a 56-yard field goal. He has had a terrific camp.
Moore, 16-of-21, 190 yards
Mike Coughlin, 6-of-15, 101 yards, 1 TD
Joe Southwick, 8-of-11, 75 yards
Mike Tamburo, 5-of-7, 102 yards
Aaron Burks, 7 catches, 90 yards
Tyler Shoemaker, 6 catches, 116 yards
Titus Young, 5 catches, 51 yards
Austin Pettis, 4 catches, 59 yards, 1 TD
Team rushing, not counting QBs, 31 carries, 45 yards, 1 TD
Brotzman, 4-for-4 on field goals
"When you've got other guys who can throw it, there's a lot of things you can do. We always try to keep people off-balance, including (defensive coordinator Justin) Wilcox. I know he's extremely irritated right now." — Petersen
"We've just got to have better eyes. Obviously we've seen (those trick plays) a few times and we can't keep making the same mistake." — cornerback Kyle Wilson
Good news for early-to-bed Boise State fans. Hawaii has moved its WAC home games up one hour, which means the Boise State-Hawaii game will begin at 9:05 p.m. MDT.
The move is a response to Fresno State's request that Hawaii play its games earlier so teams can catch red-eye flights home that night. Hawaii offered the time to all of its WAC foes and they all took it.
Boise State is planning to take a charter to Hawaii for the Oct. 24 game.