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Rovig, Bauman early front-runners in Montana State's quarterback battle

Posted: 10:51 PM, Aug 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-04 01:15:50-04
Tucker Rovig, Casey Bauman

BOZEMAN — Day 2 of Montana State's fall football camp has come and gone, but the Bobcats find themselves in a similar situation they faced at his time in last year's camp.

Another quarterback battle has emerged and the early front-runners appear to be sophomore Tucker Rovig and redshirt freshman Casey Bauman. Both Rovig and Bauman have been receiving the majority of the first-team reps at the QB spot, and it appears both are still in the running to start.

However, head coach Jeff Choate would like to have a starter named by the time the team's first scrimmage comes around on Aug. 10. Rovig showed flashes of starting potential in a couple games last year, but if the 6-foot-5 Meridian, Idaho native wants to take control of that starting spot this season, he'll have to show the coaching staff he can keep his game consistent.

“In Tucker’s case it’s just consistency for him, because as I was telling (offensive coordinator Matt Miller), when he’s in the flow, and you kind of saw that in the Wagner game, when he’s in the flow, and you kind of saw that in the South Dakota State game, he looks really good." said Choate. "He’s confident, he’s rolling and there’s days where it’s like, 'What’s going on? Ball’s not coming off my hand right,' and I don’t know if it’s a mental thing. I don’t know if it’s fatigue, but we need to see that consistency.”