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.
Montana State and Sacramento State have played some thrillers over the years, not the least of which was a 64-61 overtime shootout the Bobcats won under the bursting California sun on Oct. 2, 2010.
BOZEMAN — Have you ever run a marathon? Ever sprint the entire 26.2 miles?
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.
NOTE: This is the seventh installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.
MISSOULA -- Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson has been named to the preseason Walter Payton Award Watch List. The award is given to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
CHENEY, Wash. — Quincy Forte ran for a career-high 203 yards as third-seeded Eastern Washington pulled away from South Dakota State 41-17 in the second round of the FCS playoffs on a freezing Saturday afternoon.
OGDEN, Utah -- Montana State’s Brad Daly was named a co-recipient of the Big Sky Conference defensive player of the year award Tuesday.
Generally speaking the news was good for the Montana Grizzlies, although there were one or two reasons to raise an eyebrow.
This is certain: The team the Grizzlies face in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs will be a 10-game winner with a conference title under its belt.
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.
This one is big.
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.
In August, Brad Daly talked about the challenges of assuming the role held previously by graduated Buck Buchanan Award winner Caleb Schreibeis on Montana State’s defensive line.
MISSOULA — The question persisted all week: Could Montana’s defense make enough plays to limit Vernon Adams?