Bob Stitt is Montana’s first head football coach with zero previous ties to the Grizzlies since Papa Bear Don Read rolled into Missoula in 1986.
Statistically, Montana did what it needed to do on defense to beat rival Eastern Washington in their second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff game on Saturday.
CHENEY, Wash. — The final game of Zack Wagenmann’s college career had the makings of, well, a career game.
CHENEY, Wash. — The Montana Grizzlies can blame their own mishaps for a 37-20 FCS playoff loss at Eastern Washington on Saturday, but much of what happened between the blocked punt and pick-six hurt just as much.
CHENEY, Wash. — The senior quarterback for the Montana Grizzlies, Jordan Johnson, is plainly excited about getting another chance at the Screamin’ Eagles. It’s playoff football, and Eastern Washington has been a bit of a nemesis.
MISSOULA — Eastern Washington, 10-2 and poised for another playoff run, can count its blessings for a healthy Vernon Adams.
MISSOULA — While University of Montana athletic director Kent Haslam refused to talk about potential candidates for the Grizzlies’ next football coach Monday, a solid group has emerged as possible successors to the retiring Mick Delaney.
If Montana is to push its FCS playoff run into the quarterfinals, it has to get over the hump against a familiar and heated rival.
HELENA — While the matchup comes at least one round earlier than was likely hoped for, both Carroll and Southern Oregon knew they would be seeing each other again.
MISSOULA — All signs point to a smooth ride for the Montana football team Saturday when it opens postseason play against heavy underdog San Diego.
Montana’s pilfering defense was the impetus of a 34-7 victory over Montana State on Saturday, no doubt.
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?
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