Cat-Griz Matchups

THE MATCHUPS: Griz wide receivers vs. Bobcat secondary

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Editor’s Note: Leading up to the 118th edition of the fierce football rivalry between the Bobcats and the Grizzlies, Skyline Sports will provide features on five of the game’s key matchups between Montana and Montana State.  

PART I —THE MATCHUPS: Troy Andersen vs. Griz defense

PART II — THE MATCHUPS: Griz offensive line vs. Bobcat defensive line

Much has been made of the struggles of Montana’s offensive line this season. But the Grizzlies still enter the 118th rendition of their fierce rivalry against Montana State on Saturday with one of the most creative and explosive offenses in the Big Sky Conference.

UM offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach has had to tap into his imagination this year to help the Griz mask an inexperienced front. Rosenbach has often put dual-threat quarterback Dalton Sneed in roll out situations to stress the edges of opposing defenses and use Sneed’s athleticism to UM’s advantage.

And while the numbers have not been as prolific for Montana’s wide receivers as the past few seasons operating former head coach Bob Stitt’s up-tempo spread offense, the talent Stitt and his staff recruited and developed has given UM matchup advantages on the perimeter all season.

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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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