MISSOULA — Between a retiring head coach and a starting quarterback on the mend, there’s potential distractions for the Montana football team this week. Coach Mick Delaney’s Sunday announcement that he’s leaving required time to process for his players. And QB Jordan Johnson’s ankle sprain i…
That Vernon Adams, he’s quite a quarterback. Even at 70 percent health, he’s still the best player in the Big Sky Conference.
CHENEY, Wash. — The hole was too deep and the foe too dynamic for upset-minded Montana.
CHENEY, Wash. — If you're asking Montana football coach Mick Delaney, the "playoffs" start this weekend.
MISSOULA — Dylan Zylstra knows a thing or two about Montana’s football rivalry with Montana State and how it’s been going on seemingly since Moses was a teenager.
MISSOULA -- Over the past four years, no team has given Montana migraines quite like Eastern Washington.
Dakota Prukop is a quick study. His 68-percent completion rate through six games is fifth-best in the FCS and ranks second among all quarterbacks with 100 or more passing attempts.
BOZEMAN — Have you ever run a marathon? Ever sprint the entire 26.2 miles?
Cats at a glance
BOZEMAN — When it was over and the dust from a 54-29 loss to Eastern Washington had settled, Montana State defensive coordinator Jamie Marshall plopped down in the team bus, shuffled the music on his iPhone, and Daniel Powter’s hit song “Bad Day” began playing.
For the second straight season, Eastern Washington’s Beau Baldwin has been selected by his peers as the Big Sky Conference football Coach of the Year.
Generally speaking the news was good for the Montana Grizzlies, although there were one or two reasons to raise an eyebrow.
Vernon Adams is the biggest star in the Big Sky Conference. And he shined brightly again Saturday in Eastern Washington’s 54-29 dismantling of Montana State.
You don’t need to remind Montana State about the ramifications surrounding Saturday’s game at Eastern Washington.
Garrett Safron had a game for the ages Saturday against Montana. But Jordan Johnson again showed why he is one of the best clutch players in the Big Sky Conference.
MISSOULA — Beau Baldwin saw the signs during the lead-up to the 2012 season.
MISSOULA — The question persisted all week: Could Montana’s defense make enough plays to limit Vernon Adams?
Good teams find ways to win no matter the circumstances.
NOTE: This is the second installment of our weekly series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2013 Big Sky Conference football season.
Montana State’s 34-16 quarterfinal loss to Sam Houston State last week left Eastern Washington to carry the playoff torch for the Big Sky Conference.