Cats defensive line aiming to be disruptive force - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Cats defensive line aiming to be disruptive force

Posted: Updated:
BOZEMAN -

A good defense almost always starts up front. After taking a big step forward last season, the Montana State defensive line is hard at work trying to make this year even better. 

The Cats started and ended last season playing lights out on defense, but struggled in the middle, something they're looking to avoid this year.

"Instead of continuing to grow and everything, we felt like we were doing really good and we kind of felt comfortable," said Cats junior defensive lineman Zach Wright. "When you do something right, you really have to hold on to it."

The Cats return five of six players on their depth chart, including starters Wright and Derek Marks, and that experience has the defensive line motivated and focused on getting better.

"We're preparing for the fall," said Marks. "We're always preparing for the game. We're not just coming out here and wasting our time. We're investing our time and trying to get better."

Despite losing the magnetic personality of Matt Brownlow, the line feels there is no leadership void to fill, as they all share the same goal.

"It's not just one guy steering the ship," said Wright. "It's a whole bunch of guys together that have a vision and we're all moving towards it."

"Just playing consistent, continually improving, and getting after offenses in the Big Sky," said Marks. "Because defense wins championships, like they say. So we want to compete and get after it."

The Bobcats will wrap up spring football on Saturday in the Sonny Holland Classic at Bobcat Stadium, which can be seen live on SWX starting at noon.

  • College SportsMore>>

  • Bobcats win the 117th Brawl of the Wild 31-23 in Bozeman

    Bobcats win the 117th Brawl of the Wild 31-23 in Bozeman

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:59 PM EST2017-11-19 00:59:07 GMT
    BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Montana State Bobcats defeated the Montana Grizzlies 31-23 to win the 117th Brawl of the Wild. It's the first time since 2005 that the Cats won a game against the Griz in Bozeman.  The Bobcats ran for 322 yards on the ground, making it the second consecutive year that they have put up over 250 yards of rushing on Montana's defense. Cats sophomore quarterback Chris Murray accounted for 133 yards of that total, as well as throwing the ball for 98 yards. The G...More >>
    BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Montana State Bobcats defeated the Montana Grizzlies 31-23 to win the 117th Brawl of the Wild. It's the first time since 2005 that the Cats won a game against the Griz in Bozeman.  The Bobcats ran for 322 yards on the ground, making it the second consecutive year that they have put up over 250 yards of rushing on Montana's defense. Cats sophomore quarterback Chris Murray accounted for 133 yards of that total, as well as throwing the ball for 98 yards. The G...More >>
  • The MSU equipment team: the unsung heroes of game day

    The MSU equipment team: the unsung heroes of game day

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:57 AM EST2017-11-18 06:57:46 GMT

    Tucked in the south tunnel of the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse sit the unsung heroes of the Montana State game day experience, the Bobcat equipment team.

    More >>

    Tucked in the south tunnel of the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse sit the unsung heroes of the Montana State game day experience, the Bobcat equipment team.

    More >>
  • University of Providence Wrestling Teams Put on Good Showing Against Warner Pacific

    University of Providence Wrestling Teams Put on Good Showing Against Warner Pacific

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:51 AM EST2017-11-18 05:51:09 GMT

    Highlights from 11/17 wrestling dual between University of Providence and Warner Pacific

    More >>

    Highlights from 11/17 wrestling dual between University of Providence and Warner Pacific

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.