Big Sky Conference
BOZEMAN — Montana State has treated its fans to a rousing display of offensive skill throughout this football season.
BOZEMAN — Things are going quite well for Montana State. The offense is humming, the wins are piling up and the vibes are good.
MISSOULA — With two weeks to repair and prepare, the Montana football team will try to make the most of its only October home game Saturday.
If J.P. Flynn had his way, Montana State would line up in a power formation and run the ball straight ahead on every snap.
MISSOULA — The bye week was like money in the bank for the seventh-ranked Montana football team.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The pregame billing was for a shootout in the scorching heat.
Last week notwithstanding, Montana State has been prodigious on offense through five games thanks to an array of talented, explosive skill guys and young, exuberant athletes that have risen to the occasion when their numbers have been called.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Over the past two seasons the Montana football team has suffered embarrassment and savored near perfection in the Alerus Center.
MISSOULA -- The last thing North Dakota’s anemic offense needs right now is a date with Montana’s imposing defense.
BOZEMAN -- Montana rallied from a two-set deficit Saturday in beating Montana State 16-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-12 in Big Sky Conference volleyball at Shroyer Gym.
BOZEMAN — Montana State celebrated its past and got a look at its future on Saturday, and the view is pretty good.
BOZEMAN — With one final defensive stop last week, Montana State would have knocked off No. 2-ranked Eastern Washington and taken a huge measure of momentum into its all-important Big Sky Conference opener.
Shawn Johnson fashioned a huge performance even though Montana State let one slip away last week against Eastern Washington. Johnson’s totals: 150 rushing yards, 62 receiving yards, 162 return yards and three touchdowns.
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.
Montana State was assailed for buying its way out of a schedule game with FCS steamroller and reigning national champion North Dakota State prior to the 2013 season. The Bobcats were running scared, the cynics cried.
BOZEMAN — As the Bobcats started to unravel in the fourth quarter, it felt like they were already looking ahead to what’s next — a formidable task against Eastern Washington and the fastest, most furious offense in the land.
MISSOULA — Joe Glenn’s coming to town and the Grizzlies have a night game, so it should be hopping around Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday.
MISSOULA — When it comes to lingering disappointment, coach Joe Glenn is not afraid share his feelings.
MISSOULA -- Ian Shoemaker attended a small, prestigious college in Iowa where he was MVP of the football team at running back and set school standards as a baseball slugger.