Bobcats overcome slow start in rout of Fort Lewis

BOZEMAN — Montana State blasted through early miscues and a slow start to post a season-opening 45-14 win over Fort Lewis in Bozeman on Thursday night. Stats

But it was a blast of a different kind that had everyone talking.

“It was an adrenaline rise for the whole team,” said junior guard JP Flynn of the hit sophomore linebacker Mac Bignell laid on Skyhawks running back PJ Hall. The thunderous shot broke up an FLC pass in a scoreless game, and after Montana State regained possession on a punt the Bobcats scored three straight touchdowns to take control of the game.

“It feels smooth,” Bignell said of laying that type of hit, and that would describe Montana State’s offense from that point on, as well. MSU opened the scoring with a 10-play drive capped by a  one-yard Chad Newell run with 4:24 to play in the first half, then scored again on a five-yard run by Dakota Prukop with nine seconds to play in the half.

“I think they would have felt a lot better about being down seven at the half than 14,” said Bobcat coach Rob Ash.

Montana State put the game out of reach early in the second half with a seven-yard Prukop pass to Mitchell Herbert. The Bobcats finished with 421 total yards, 258 passing, and 23 first downs.

— MSU Sports Information 1 comment



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  • glen granger
    September 4, 2015, 9:23 am

    I clicked on stats for this game and got basketball stats

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