When its backs are to the wall, that’s when Montana’s defense rises up.
MISSOULA — Jordan Johnson was quick to attribute his four-touchdown passing game Saturday to one thing — the Montana running attack.
It’s not enough to worry about star running back Zach Bauman. Northern Arizona proved last week they have a legit quarterback to boot.
It’s too early to crown Griz quarterback Jordan Johnson the most valuable player in the Big Sky Conference (see: Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams). But Johnson’s importance to Montana is clear-cut.
NOTE: This is the ninth (and final) installment of our weekly series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2013 Big Sky Conference football season.
Last winter, Montana State attached a simple motto to its football objectives: Take the next step.