Griz Defensive End Holmes Does it Again
There were so many awesome individual performances Saturday, it was probably tough to pick a nominee. But the Montana Grizzlies, who thrashed Eastern Washington Saturday, went with defensive end Tyrone Holmes. And sure enough, he picked up another Big Sky Conference weekly football honor!
Tyrone was named conference defensive player of the week, sharing the honor this time with Portland State's Xavier Coleman.
Montana has a chance at winning the Big Sky's automatic bid into the FCS playoffs, and Holmes played a strong game as the Griz defense controlled Eastern Washington's passing attack in a 57-16 win over Eastern Washington. Holmes moved into fourth place on Montana's all time career sack ranking, adding three to his national best 11 for a total of 14 sacks on the year thus far in Montana's win.
Holmes was a crucial part of holding the potent Eagle offense to its second-lowest points total since the last time the UM beat EWU back in 2011. Holmes had two solo tackles, and three assisted for a total of five on the day, four of which were tackles for loss, putting EWU back 12 yards total. Holmes was a constant menace to the Eagle quarterbacks, tallying two quarterback hurries as well.
Congrats to the incredible #91, who I'm sure can't wait to get his hands on those poooooooooor Bobcats in Bozeman Saturday.