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Back in the win column, Montana State Bobcats continue to build on offense

Posted at 6:19 PM, Nov 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-04 20:19:02-05

BOZEMAN — The Montana State Bobcats had a dominant offensive performance against Cal Poly on Saturday with more than 500 yards of total offense. In Matt Miller’s second appearance as head play caller, the Bobcats had three consecutive touchdown drives and an impressive 430 rushing yards.

For a team struggling on offense the past two weeks, the performance was a welcome sight.

Isaiah Ifanse had 227 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries. Troy Andersen contributed 104 yards and two more scores on just seven carries.

“Isaiah, in particular, at running back and Troy on some third downs where we got him loose, there’s not a lot behind (the plays),” head coach Jeff Choate said about MSU’s offense Saturday. “On a couple of those where you block the corner and have Travis Jonsen blocking the corner for 40 yards down the field for that long touchdown by Isaiah, I mean, what a great individual effort by him.”

After a mediocre performance on the road last week at Idaho State, Miller and his offense looked better against Cal Poly.

“Matt did a good job calling the game, and our offensive staff did a good job of putting it together,” Choate said.

The Bobcats are back at home against Northern Colorado next Saturday for their final game of the season in Bobcat Stadium.