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.
CHENEY, Wash. — A couple of long passes, one perfect onside kick and the Montana Grizzlies were seeing red again on Roos Field after a last-minute, 32-26 loss Saturday to the Eastern Washington Eagles.
No. 14-ranked Montana aims to dispatch Northern Arizona for the 15th consecutive year and for 24th time in the last 26 when the Lumberjacks visit Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday.
NOTE: This is the ninth (and final) installment of our series in which we project the Top 10 players at each position for the 2012 Big Sky Conference football season.
CHENEY, Wash. -- Denarius McGhee passed and ran for a touchdown, and Jason Cunningham kicked five field goals as Montana State kept defending FCS national champion Eastern Washington winless with a 36-21 victory on Saturday.
Minot State at No. 5 Montana State
On Monday, Montana middle linebacker Caleb McSurdy won his first-ever defensive player of the week award. The senior from Boise, Idaho, had a career-high 17 tackles and forced a fumble in a 37-23 win over Cal Poly last Saturday. But McSurdy is no stranger to leading the Grizzly defense. Last…