BOZEMAN — Montana State celebrated its past and got a look at its future on Saturday, and the view is pretty good.
Thirty years of history — and a great deal of emotion — will flood Bobcat Stadium on Saturday when Montana State commemorates its most significant football moment in a generation.
Montana State and Eastern Washington played an instant classic. It was two prolific offenses piling up yards and points, racing up and down the field at a blistering pace.
BOZEMAN — Have you ever run a marathon? Ever sprint the entire 26.2 miles?
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.
BOZEMAN — Montana State’s offense came out firing from the first snap, and that set the wheels in motion for wideout Brian Flotkoetter’s career day, which helped the Bobcats to an essential victory over a quality FCS opponent.
BOZEMAN — This was the Dakota Prukop the Bobcats are counting on — the one that transformed his game so considerably from last season that the coaches had no choice but to name him the starting quarterback.
BOZEMAN -- Montana State senior wideout Brian Flotkoetter looks back on last week’s 37-10 loss at Arkansas State with frustration. Things just spiraled out of control.
BOZEMAN, Mont. – No puff of white smoke wafted from Bobcat Stadium on Saturday, but in the hours after Montana State’s final full football scrimmage of fall camp the fire was ready for stoking.
BOZEMAN – During Montana State’s final major football scrimmage Saturday, coach Rob Ash plans to closely evaluate the normal elements – blocking and tackling, scheme and pace.
BOZEMAN — The rehab is over, the pain is gone, and the only things left are a wide smile and a renewed hunger for Montana State linebacker Na’a Moeakiola.
BOZEMAN -- The Montana State football team will suit up for its final spring scrimmage Saturday with the Sonny Holland Classic at Bobcat Stadium.
GREAT FALLS -- Montana State’s annual Triangle Classic spring football scrimmage was canceled Saturday due to snow showers and poor field conditions at Memorial Stadium.
BOZEMAN — The Montana Grizzlies never wavered in the face of the turmoil, hardship and difficulty they experienced on and off the field in 2012.
It was the fall of 2008, and Brock Coyle had a decision to make.
Rob Ash was struggling to wrap his head around how Montana State tripped over its own tail in a must-win game against Southern Utah, so he put off discussing the annual clash with archrival Montana.
BOZEMAN -- DeNarius McGhee took the blame.
Twenty-one might not be enough this time.
Now a senior, DeNarius McGhee has governed Montana State’s offense immeasurably throughout his career.
Last Wednesday, Montana State coach Rob Ash said quarterback DeNarius McGhee was starting to get some range of motion back in his injured right shoulder. As a result, McGhee’s status was elevated to “doubtful” on MSU’s weekly injury report.