(Editor's Note: Montana State Press Release)
BOZEMAN — Bobcat freshman Taco Dowler ended a nine-year MSU punt return touchdown drought on Saturday. Monday, the Big Sky Conference rewarded him with league Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
TACO TIME 🌮— Montana State Football (@MSUBobcats_FB) September 10, 2022
Taco Dowler's 67-yard punt return for a touchdown makes it 28-0, us!#GoCatsGo x #BobcatBuilt pic.twitter.com/kCBfDzMspA
Dowler scampered 67 yards for his punt return score as time elapsed in the first quarter, extending Montana State's lead to 28-0. That matched the program's most points in an opening period against a Division I opponent. MSU's most recent punt returned for a touchdown was Shawn Johnson against UM in 2013.
Cal Poly's Jaden Jones, UC Davis' Rex Connors and Desmond Williams of Weber State also earned weekly honors.