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Montana State Bobcats' 2nd-half surge led to convincing win over Southeast Missouri State

Posted: 6:10 PM, Sep 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-08 20:10:19-04
Southeast Missouri State at Montana State

BOZEMAN — Montana State went into halftime with a few uncertainties. Southeast Missouri State had just kicked a field goal to make it a 10-10 ballgame, but the Bobcats came out in the second half ready to play, minimizing their mistakes and capitalizing on big plays all across the field.

“I just think that’s who we are, we’ve always been a second-half team since I’ve been here, and we talk about not being front-runners, being finishers," said MSU head coach Jeff Choate. "And we don’t try to go out there and win warmups. I think we’re pretty business-like and pretty calm. Maybe at times we need to have a little more juice at times, but the bottom line is if we can go in 0-0 or 10-10, whatever the case may be, we feel pretty good about ourselves because we’ve been in those situations a lot together.”

“We got some good running backs, there's a lot of guys we can use. It’s stable back there. So, they did a great job, especially Casey (Bauman)," said senior wide out Kevin Kassis. "You can see him growing in front of our eyes, he’s maturing quickly and I’m excited to see what he does.”

As much as the Bobcats would like to be back here at Bobcat Stadium next week, they’ll be going on the road to Western Illinois for another early season road test.