BOZEMAN — Jake Bleskin said he knew last Sunday that he’d be starting at quarterback for Montana State in its Big Sky Conference showdown with Idaho State.
Against up-tempo Eastern Washington three weeks ago, Montana State’s defense allowed 52 points and nearly 600 yards. A week later, the Bobcats held pro-style North Dakota to 18 points and fewer than 300 yards.
For decades, a basic principle of football -- offensively speaking -- was to establish the run to set up the pass, control the ball, move the chains, win the time of possession and keep your defense off the field. It was a formula for victory, and a pretty good one.
As a play-caller and schemer, Tim Cramsey was handcuffed during his first season as Montana State’s offensive coordinator.
BOZEMAN — Have you ever run a marathon? Ever sprint the entire 26.2 miles?
BOZEMAN — Montana State’s first Football Championship Subdivision matchup comes in the form of power-running, pressure-defending Central Arkansas, an esteemed member of the Southland Conference that’s made three playoff appearances in the past six seasons.
BOZEMAN -- Dakota Prukop looks you in the eye when he speaks. Maybe that’s the way he’ll play quarterback: Confident, concise and without hesitation.
BOZEMAN -- Montana State’s Tanner Roderick has moved from quarterback back to wide receiver and will enter fall camp as the starter at the ‘Z’ receiver position.
The Montana State football team is in Great Falls for its annual Triangle Classic spring scrimmage, and all eyes are on the quarterbacks.
Rob Ash rolled home from a 540-mile in-state recruiting jaunt on icy, snow-packed roads at about 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Montana State must beat Montana for any chance to extend its season with a playoff berth. And even then it’s not a given.
Rob Ash is confident Montana State’s offense will again put up big points Saturday against Northern Colorado.
Following a runaway victory over a feeble Division II opponent, the Grizzlies turn their attention to a more familiar, more irritating adversary this week.
BOZEMAN — It was the right play call at the right time. And it was the perfect way to introduce Jake Bleskin to Montana State's offense.
A quick recap following Montana State's 26-0 victory over Colorado Mesa:
Move beyond last year’s numbers if you can. No. 11 Montana is pinning its chances this week on separate statistics altogether.
It started Thursday night in Bozeman, with Montana State racing to a 36-point halftime lead in a stirring victory over Monmouth.
The first play is always an important one. It can set the tone for a drive or, better yet, an entire game. Thursday night in Bozeman, one simple quick pass from DeNarius McGhee to wideout Brian Flotkoetter on the opening play of the year went for 35 yards and got the Bobcats started right. F…
BOZEMAN — In Football Championship Subdivision circles, Thursday night’s matchup between Montana State and Monmouth was a case of the mighty against the vulnerable, the potent versus the fragile.
Montana State has spent a staggering 29 consecutive weeks ranked in the Top 10 of the FCS poll. With 30 victories combined in the past three seasons, the Bobcats have built a juggernaut.