Cats lose to Southern Utah

The Bobcats’ losing streak continued after Southern Utah won 38-21 on Nov. 5. It was a close game at halftime tied at 14, with the Cats leading in total yards 207-133 in the first half.

At the start of the third quarter, Southern Utah took off. Scoring 24 consecutive points, the Bobcats could not keep up with the Thunderbirds’ explosive offense. Southern Utah totaled 349 yards of offense giving the Cats their sixth consecutive loss.

“It was tough. We had great energy and we came out and played well in the first half,” junior Mitch Herbert said, “We had great energy to start the second half. We just didn’t make enough plays.”

Freshman quarterback Chris Murray was both the Bobcats leading rusher and passer. He rushed 19 times for 106 yards and one touchdown. Murray also threw for 159 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.

After losing six straight games, the Bobcats are now 2-7 overall and 0-6 against conference opponents. Head Coach Jeff Choate is not going to let the losses define the team. “Even though so much of these kids’ esteem and ours, as coaches, is tied up into this, this is something that we do, it’s not who we are,” he said, “I’m never going to let this game define me as a person, and I’m not going to let it define my kids as players or people.”

MSU plays at home Nov. 12 against UC Davis at 1:30 p.m.