Montana State running backs live by ‘next man up’ mentality this spring

With starting running back Isaiah Ifanse out for the spring as he recovers from offseason surgery, it has opened the door for other running backs to step up and take more reps in Montana State’s practices.

Head coach Brent Vigen has emphasized the importance of building depth at all positions, especially after last season when freshman quarterback Tommy Mellott stepped in to play a crucial role in the Bobcats’ run to the FCS national title game.

Fast forward to this spring and, along with Ifanse, rising sophomore Elijah Elliott has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. Vigen said MSU is hopeful Elliott will be able to practice and scrimmage with the team next week.