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Ifanse shines once again in FCS Quarterfinals

Posted at 3:20 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 17:20:11-05

BOZEMAN — Another win for Montana State and another huge game for running back Isiah Ifanse.

One touchdown and 196 net yards in the 24-10 win for the Bobcats. And coming into this week it's been known how good the Governor's front defensive four was and how great they were at stopping the run. But Ifanse was not slowed down once in that victory. And it definitely caught the praises of Austin Peay head coach Mark Hudspeth.

“He's a good player, we knew that coming in," says Hudspeth. "But you got to give credit to those guys up front too. They're a good front.”

“He’s a tough runner. All of our running backs are tough runners. It gives us a little bit of reassurance when we watch, we get our blocks done and we kind of get to see Isaiah take off, drive someone to the ground or fight through a few tackles, drive his feet to get five or six extra yards," said Montana State offensive lineman Lewis Kidd. "It’s awesome to see, and it gets us excited. ‘This guy is putting his whole body on the line for us, doing everything he can to fight for yards. We have to make it better for him."

“I just think our staff had a great plan, our young men believe in each other and our coaches, and it’s rarefied air for this program right now, and it’s pretty special," says MSU head coach Jeff Choate.

Isiah and the rest of the Bobcats will take a much deserved day off before they begin preparation for the FCS semi-final next weekend against top ranked North Dakota State.