BOZEMAN, Montana — Entering the 2019 season, Montana State’s roster was flush with talent. The defensive line features three former FBS dropdowns along with a four-year starting captain in Derek Marks. The secondary is led by the top safety pair in the Big Sky Conference in Brayden Konkol and Jahque Alleyen and also features senior Greg “Munchie” Filer III, one of the top man corners in the league.
The offense rests upon a rock-solid offensive line foundation and is highlighted by playmakers with unorthodox skill sets like slot receiver turned do-everything pass catcher Kevin Kassis, quarterback turned receiver Travis Jonsen and of course, Troy Andersen, a two-way throwback who is arguably the most diverse player in college football.
So coming into Jeff Choate’s fourth season at the helm, the narrative surrounding the program naturally centered upon who would play quarterback for the Bobcats. And whoever that player is, most prognosticators agreed that the man under center just had to make sure to not burn the house down for an otherwise supremely talented outfit.
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