Montana State Bobcats’ offense clicked with Tucker Rovig under center

Posted at 9:03 PM, Sep 19, 2018

BOZEMAN – The Montana State Bobcats had a pretty good week thanks to their 23-point victory over Wagner. There was one key difference that contributed to their success, the quarterback.

Tucker Rovig got the start under center and dominated the game, throwing for 310 yards and three touchdowns. With the Meridian, Idaho native as the signal-caller, the Bobcats had 24 first downs, four times more than they had last week against South Dakota State. The 47 points they scored were more than MSU has put up since Sept. 23, 2017 when they scored 49 against North Dakota on the road in Grand Forks.

After a shaky start to his collegiate career against SDSU, the Cats love how Rovig responded.

“It’s great to see him smiling, laughing, throwing touchdowns, handing off the ball and making good reads,” said offensive lineman Lewis Kidd. “His level of play upped our level of play, upped the O-line’s level of play, upped the receivers’ level of play, upped the running backs’ level of play, and all of us started rising. Last game was a show of, once we get things clicking, we can be a dangerous team.”

The Bobcats look to build on that success and find more consistency under center as they travel to face Portland State on the road on Saturday.