Montana State Bobcats must render run game to succeed on offense

Posted at 10:08 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 13:11:19-04

BOZEMAN — The Montana State Bobcats were on the road Saturday at No. 3 South Dakota State and fell short in a 45-14 loss.

The Bobcats have typically been able to rely on their rushing attack, but that wasn’t the case on Saturday. MSU had rushed for more than 100 yards in 42 consecutive games until SDSU held the Bobcats to just 29 rushing yards. Without a consistent quarterback under center, the offense is searching for answers moving forward.

“A lot of our run game is centered off our cue runs,” said Montana State coach Jeff Choate. “You go into a year and invest a lot of time and energy into a certain style and that wasn’t available (Saturday), but that doesn’t mean we can’t go in and execute our base stuff. … So we’re still in search of who that guy is in the tailback position, but the game just didn’t give us the opportunity to do that. We’ve got some work to do, for sure.”