BOZEMAN -- Montana State football is welcoming in Sacramento State for its Homecoming game Saturday. And offensively, MSU head coach Jeff Choate sees a lot of his offense in the Hornets.
“There’s a lot of similarities between what they do and what we do. There might be a little difference in terms of how they go about it, but stylistically I don’t think it’s that much different," Choate said. "They’re going to run a lot of the same type of stuff that they are going to see maybe like Travis (Jonsen) or Troy (Andersen) run in our offense.”
Regardless of the similar play style, Montana State will switch it up however it needs to offensively to get a win for the home crowd.
“It doesn’t matter what (the coaches) ask of us to do. If we have to throw the ball 70 times a game or if we have to run the ball 70 times a game, it doesn’t matter. We have to do whatever it takes to get the job done,” said Bobcat fullback R.J. Fitzgerald.
The Hornets are just one point outside the STATS FCS top 25 poll this week, but Choate believes Sacramento State is being completely underestimated.
“This should be a top-12, top-15 team in my mind at least in terms of who they’ve played, how they played them," said Choate. "And this is the best team we’ve had come to the stadium this year for sure. And hopefully that will increase the excitement.”
Kickoff between the Bobcats and Hornets is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium.