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Montana State running back Elijah Elliott runs through drills during camp Aug. 11 at Bobcat Stadium.

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More drills. More pass catching. More playbook studying. Elijah Elliott hoped it all would be worth it.

Elliott signed with MSU over a year ago but has yet to play a down for the Bobcats, as the coronavirus pandemic barred them from competing in 2020. The Portland, Oregon, native called the past year challenging. He was expecting to play by now.

Yet with that time off, the young Montana State running back viewed it as an opportunity to improve. He honed his skills so whenever he did have a chance, he was ready.

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Montana State running back Elijah Elliott runs through drills during camp Aug. 11 at Bobcat Stadium.

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Montana State running back Elijah Elliott talks to the media Aug. 5.

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Montana State running back Elijah Elliott runs through drills during camp Aug. 11 at Bobcat Stadium.

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Colton Pool can be reached at cpool@dailychronicle.com or 406-582-2690. Follow him on Twitter @CPoolReporter.

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