Montana State

Run-heavy Bobcat offense continues churning yards, points

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BOZEMAN, Montana — The last two weeks, Jeff Choate has been asked by the Bozeman Chronicle to describe his unbalanced yet explosive, productive offense.

Leading up to his Montana State team’s 35-point explosion to rally from a 31-14 third quarter deficit to post a 49-31 win, Choate said the thing that made him most happy was “watching defensive linemen on their backs with our offensive linemen laying on top of them.

Last week, Montana State threw for 163 yards and rank 63 total offensive plays yet still scored 34 points in a six-point overtime win over Cal Poly. This week, questions about MSU’s quarterback situation and overall offensive execution rose again.

Montana State is throwing for 164 yards per game in 2019. But the Bobcats are averaging nearly 430 yards of total offense per outing thanks to a rushing attack pounding out a Big Sky Conference-best 265 yards per game.

BOZEMAN, Montana — The last two weeks, Jeff Choate has been asked by the Bozeman Chronicle to describe his unbalanced yet explosive, productive offense.

Leading up to his Montana State team’s 35-point explosion to
rally from a 31-14 third quarter deficit to post a 49-31 win, Choate said the
thing that made him most happy was “watching defensive linemen on their backs
with our offensive linemen laying on top of them.

Last week, Montana State threw for 163 yards and rank 63 total offensive plays yet still scored 34 points in a six-point overtime win over Cal Poly. This week, questions about MSU’s quarterback situation and overall offensive execution rose again.

Montana State is throwing for 164 yards per game in 2019. But the Bobcats are averaging nearly 430 yards of total offense per outing thanks to a rushing attack pounding out a Big Sky Conference-best 265 yards per game.

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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