On the depth charts for UND and Montana State, the official quarterback matchup this Saturday will be Nate Ketteringham vs. Tucker Rovig.
But keeping an eye on who's playing quarterback at noon at the Alerus Center will be a challenge no matter which team has the ball.
The Fighting Hawks and the No. 9 Bobcats both like to use a wildcat formation. For Montana State, the Bobcats could use multiple players lined up in the backfield for the snap.
"It's a unique situation," said UND coach Bubba Schweigert, whose team won its first road game of the season last Saturday at Cal Poly to improve to 4-3. "They do a good job using their roster. They'll (line up at quarterback) more than one person. It's going to be challenging with formations and different looks. (Rovig) is a big, strong guy who can run, too, and keep it on zone reads."
The Bobcats, who had a bye last week, are averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Montana State has the No. 10 rushing offense (247 yards per game) in the FCS -- one spot behind Cal Poly.
UND's run defense is ranked No. 89 in the country, giving up 192.6 yards per game. The Hawks will also enter the game with a number of injuries along the defensive line. Starters Mason Bennett and Jalen Morrison each suffered first-half injuries against Poly and their return is questionable.
Part of the Montana State ground attack is from the wildcat. Travis Jonsen, a former junior college quarterback, is the team's second-leading receiver with 27 catches for 338 yards. He's also the team's second-leading rusher with 52 carries for 322 yards.
The dynamic Troy Andersen can also line up at quarterback. Andersen played running back as a freshman and quarterback as a sophomore. He's playing a lot at linebacker this year as a junior.
Despite playing through an injury this season, Andersen still has 31 carries for 191 yards. Kevin Kassis, Montana State's top receiver with 431 receiving yards, has also ran five times and thrown one 31-yard pass.
"This team really wants to run the football and challenge us to be physical up front," Schweigert said.
UND will also try to use unique formations at quarterback. Brock Boltmann, who spent his first two seasons on campus at quarterback, has become a weapon for the Hawks this year.
Boltmann, a 6-foot-1 sophomore from Edina, Minn., led UND with 60 receiving yards on five catches at Cal Poly last Saturday. He's had two rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns this season.
Schweigert said UND and Montana State do some schemes similar with the wildcat, but the Bobcats run it more from a power perspective.
"Their guys are much bigger than Brock, so they want to get guys downhill where Brock bounces it a little bit and ad-libs more."