The night belonged to five-year veteran Ronnie Hillman. The Broncos running back entered the game feeling the pressure to make a good impression, and he responded.
Hillman was the only back to score a touchdown Saturday night, as his seven-yard rush in the middle of the third quarter gave the Broncos comfortable separation that would last through the final whistle. He was the “Flash” to Anderson’s “Thunder” and finished the game with 45 yards on just five carries, including an electric 21-yard dash in the fourth quarter.
Many feel Hillman will be the odd man out and not make the team, but Hillman outperformed Kapri Bibbs and Devontae Booker on Saturday night, two guys he seems to be battling for a roster spot. Starter C.J. Anderson did perform well with 50 yards on 11 carries.