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?