MISSOULA — Quarterback Dalton Sneed and the wide receivers have starred at times for the Montana Grizzlies so far this football season. On Saturday it was the tight ends' turn.
Bryson Deming and Colin Bingham combined for eight catches, 118 yards and four touchdowns. They provide big athletic targets for Sneed as well as providing so much more to what coach Bobby Hauck hopes will be a very physical offense.
"They really caught the ball well and good hard yards after catch and after contact," the head coach said after the game. "Dalton was seeing it well, found the right guys. It was fun."
"We were kind of joking about it pregame, me and Bryson," Bingham said about the bigger role in the offense on Saturday. "It's always fun to kind of help the team out, get some first downs. The (offensive) line did a great job protecting, Dalton did a great job finding us, and the coaches put together a good game plan to get everyone open, I thought."
Montana also got 148 yards, a touchdown and some highlight-level runs from Marcus Knight, who has taken the running back job and gives another element to the Griz offense. And they will need the whole offense to be clicking next week when they head to powerful UC Davis to start Big Sky Conference play.