MISSOULA – An unprecedented three-game losing streak has Montana football searching for answers. The Grizzlies’ inconsistency was on full display in their great first half against followed by a second-half collapse versus UC Davis.
That includes at the most important position. Quarterback Dalton Sneed looked like the best player on the field at times early versus the Aggies. He threw two touchdowns and broke several tackles on impressive runs.
But after halftime, Montana’s offense didn’t score a single point in the 49-21 loss, and Sneed turned the ball over three times. When asked about his junior QB, head coach Bobby Hauck simply said he played fine. Sneed, though, took the blame and said he needs to play better.
“Just executing throughout the whole game,” said Sneed when asked to evaluate his own play. “There’s parts of the game where I’m playing good, and parts of the game where I’m playing bad. And I think that’s what has cost us games, is inevitably the turnovers. Every game that we’ve lost has been the turnover battle, we’ve lost it. It’s shown significantly. That’s what has led to losses on the part of my shoulders.”
Sneed still leads the Griz in rushing, and has thrown for more than 1,800 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’ll search for more of the good when Montana heads to equally-reeling Southern Utah on Saturday.