Tucker Rovig didn’t need to decipher Tommy Mellott’s stoic face to tell he was nervous. He looked at Mellott’s feet.
Mellott sat in Montana State’s locker room preparing to start at quarterback for the Bobcats in their Football Championship Subdivision semifinal game against South Dakota State on Dec. 18. A win at Bobcat Stadium would send MSU to its first national title game since 1984. As Mellott sat, his feet tapped.