Fifth practice at Montana State Fall Camp and this one was different from the other four because it was full pads for all the bobcat players. But if you're a guy in the trenches it's kind of the same thing. Full pads and half pads.
"As an O line and d lineman, full pads and half pads is the exact same thing for us we did more hitting the first day than we did today. The intensity is there. It's probably more intense than any fall camp I've had.
On defense you always want to get off the field on third down, and the cats D dominated those plays against the first team offense.
"There was no question in our third down period the defense won there was five snaps ones against ones and the defense won all of those snaps. Now I pointed out to the whole team that on two of those five snaps the offense had a mistake at the beginning of the play," said head coach Rob Ash.
"Our d line gets after it we get some great d ends that get some pass rush they go hard. We work as hard as we can and they make us better. I think it's just a great rivalry especially third downs," said junior right guard Quinn Catalano.
"It goes both ways it just depends. I think we pretty much dominated third downs today and we stopped them every one of those so I mean that's our favorite," said Gale.
MSU's potent defense helps train the offense, and the bigger offense line will help the D this season.
"This team's a family we love each other but when it comes to lining across the ball I'm going to hit him as hard as I can," said Catalano.
"Our guys are bigger and stronger now our offensive line has gone through a year of great training and they're stronger and bigger than they've been so I think part of what you're seeing is a more physical offensive line which will help our defensive line to go against because those are similar lines we'll go against this season," said Ash.