Bobcat starting QB Murray to miss coming season

Montana State officials announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Chris Murray will miss the 2018-19 season due to academic struggles.

Head coach Jeff Choate was scheduled to address the decision at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

IMG_0450The junior from Inglewood, Calif., was promoted to starter by the middle of the 2016-17 season. He finished the year with 860 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns, earning Big Sky Freshman of the Year.

Last season he re-assumed the starting role en route to a 5-6 season in which the Bobcats posted their first win over the Montana Grizzlies since 2005.

“Chris is obviously an important part of this team,” Choate said in a press release Wednesday. “But everyone that enters this program and this university knows that academics are the top priority. This will be a year for Chris to get his priorities in order and raise his academic work to the standard that MSU and this football program demand.”

Choate said competition for the coming season’s starting QB will commence with the opening of team practices Aug. 3.



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