Analysis

Griz offensive woes well-rounded in loss to Portland State

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The story of Montana’s 22-20 loss to Portland State Saturday was an abysmal offensive performance, especially in the first half.

The Griz punted seven times and lost two fumbles on nine first-half possessions. They had -5 yards in the first quarter and improved from there, slightly, to total 55 at the half.

That complete inability to move the ball, coupled with three short fields they gave the Portland State offense after the two fumbles and a blocked punt, staked the Vikings to a 13-0 halftime lead in a game Portland State ended up winning on a last-second field goal.

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About Andrew Houghton

Andrew Houghton grew up in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of Montana journalism school in December 2015 and spent time working on the sports desk at the Daily Tribune News in Cartersville, Georgia, before moving back to Missoula and becoming a part of Skyline Sports in early 2018.

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