MISSOULA – The Montana Grizzlies showed off a new weapon on Saturday that Treasure State high school fans know well. True freshman receiver Gabe Sulser took a handoff on UM’s opening drive, and the former Billings Senior High star exploded down the sideline for a 53-yard touchdown the first time he touched the ball on a college field.
Griz head coach Bobby Hauck expects the same from Sulser many times in the future.
“Yeah, it’s pretty cool. Every time you touch the ball you score, that’s neat. We’re going to expect that next week. We’ll give it to him five times,” Hauck joked after the game. “Gabe is a kid that has some explosive ability. It showed obviously on that play. When you give him that much space, he’s got a chance to finish in the end zone. There will be a lot more of those, I think, before he’s done here.”
The reigning Montana Gatorade player of the year was expected to make a quick appearance with the Grizzlies, but an injury during fall camp kept him out of the first two games of the season. Sulser has seen limited playing time in the past two games, but now it appears Montana will keep finding ways to get him in the game plan each week.
Sulser set Class AA records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in high school. He’ll add to the Grizzlies’ options when they take on Cal Poly and the Mustangs’ triple-option offense this coming Saturday.