Coach Mick Delaney Explains Saturday’s Defensive Meltdown [AUDIO]
Montana head football coach Mick Delaney says his defense just had no answers for University of North Dakota senior quarterback Braden Hansen, allowing a record 660 yards of passing on Saturday in Grand Forks.
Delaney said his defense tried changing up their coverages in the second half, but Hansen, with excellent protection and a quick release always seemed to find his targets, even though he was sacked three times by the Montana defense.
The Griz took the lead after quarterback Shay Smithwick-Hann threw a nifty touchdown pass to freshman wide receiver Ellis Henderson to go up 34-31 with just a few minutes to play, however, Hansen found his favorite target, wide receiver Greg Hardin, who slipped a tackle by Montana's Bo Tully and raced into the end zone for the winning touchdown.
Up next for the Griz, winless Idaho State on Saturday in Washington-Grizzly stadium, where the host team has lost two straight games.
Montana Head Coach Mick Delaney