Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:17 AM by Derek Buerkle - KPAX Sports
Updated: Sep 12, 2012 9:28 AM
MISSOULA- A freshman starting quarterback is usually exciting or infuriating, and Trent McKinney was both for the Montana Grizzlies last Saturday.
After a nearly perfect opener against South Dakota, the native of Hawaii threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns at Appalachian State. But, he also tossed three interceptions, and only completed 52% of his passes in an eight point loss.
"Performance is disappointing. We ended up making plays, but offensively we didn't play as good as we should have. We've got to be able to hit those, whether we're in third and long or we're going for the game like we were. We've got to be able to execute our deep, short, medium passes," McKinney said.
Montana returns home this week to face Liberty. The Flames started the season 0-2, but barely lost to Wake Forest and Norfolk State. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.