BOZEMAN — The Montana State Bobcats are scheduled to open their fall football camp on Friday morning in Bozeman.
This is head coach Jeff Choate’s third year at the helm, where he’s compiled a 9-13 overall record. Choate is also 2-0 against the University of Montana. Coming off a 5-6 season (5-3 in the Big Sky Conference), Montana State will have a quarterback competition after two-year starter Chris Murray opted to take the fall off to focus on academics. Freshman Casey Bauman, redshirt freshman Tucker Rovig, and junior college transfer Travis Jonsen are among those competing for the starting quarterback job. Jonsen was a former four-star recruit that initially signed with the University of Oregon.
Montana State also brings back the 2017 Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year in Troy Andersen. Andersen was a do-it-all type last season, amassing more than 500 yards and five touchdowns at running back while also recording one sack at the linebacker position.
The Bobcats will have their final fall scrimmage on Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. open to fans before they open their 2018 season on Aug. 30, as they play host to Western Illinois in the annual Gold Rush game.