Montana Grizzlies’ rushing offense breaks out behind Dalton Sneed’s big day

Posted at 6:00 PM, Sep 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 13:42:56-04

MISSOULA – Montana’s rushing offense had struggled through the first three games, but the Grizzlies more than doubled their season total against Sacramento State, thanks to 206 yards from Dalton Sneed, a quarterback rushing record for Montana.

“I don’t want to take any credit for that, because every person in this room could have run through the holes that we ran through today,” Sneed said after Saturday’s 41-34 win. “And it shows the growth of the offensive line that has just progressively gotten better week in and week out. Coach (Bobby) Hauck has instilled in us since December when he was hired, as soon as he came in he said, ‘We are going to be the toughest, most physical team out there.’”

“Our team has got character,” said head coach Bobby Hauck. “I think they have a lot of fight in them. I think they are learning to play with an edge. That’s going to be a process for us. We’re not anywhere near what we’re going to be, but they’re getting it.”

Hauck added if the Griz can consistently rush for more than 350 yards like they did against the Hornets, they’re going to be tough to beat.

Montana will now try to find its first road win of the season when it heads to Cal Poly on Saturday.