MISSOULA — While the weather outside was frightful, Montana was even more scary for out-manned and overwhelmed San Diego.
OGDEN, Utah — Montana defensive end Zack Wagenmann has been named the Big Sky Conference defensive player of the year on Tuesday.
MISSOULA — Quarterback Jordan Johnson and defensive end Zack Wagenmann were named co-winners of the Terry Dillon Award as MVPs of the Montana football team during its awards banquet on Sunday.
MISSOULA -- The milestones for Jordan Canada kept piling up Saturday while the Montana State Bobcats just fell further behind.
MISSOULA -- In 50 years of coaching, Mick Delaney never felt anything quite like this.
MISSOULA — Quinn Catalano called this a moment in which Montana State “can take the next step.”
Jordan Johnson’s toughness is not up for debate. For all the bumps, bruises and big hits he’s taken in his career, Johnson has remained a fixture at quarterback for Montana.
MISSOULA — Slow starts have been a sticky issue for the Montana football team lately.
Montana football coach Mick Delaney announced Sunday that he will retire at the end of this season — whether that time comes this week or further down the line.
MISSOULA — Spurred by a relentless defense, Montana cast a nasty post-Halloween spell on Sacramento State on Saturday.
MISSOULA — Monday morning quarterbacks aren’t hard to find in a country where football is king.
NOTE: This is the eighth installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.
Jordan Johnson is back next year. As are Jordan Canada, Travon Van, Ellis Henderson, Jamaal Jones and several solid linemen. Offensively, the Grizzlies look well-stocked personnel-wise.
Turn back the clock to November of 2012. Montana had just lost to rival Montana State at home, which gave the Grizzlies a 5-6 record, their first losing season in a generation. It was then that coach Mick Delaney issued a bold promise, saying:
For years we've heard all about how Peyton Manning is a cold weather stiff. Some people just aren't adept at performing at a high level when the temps fall below freezing. And Manning, as the stats, wins and losses suggest, is one of those guys.
Between the freezing weather and the elevation change, Montana’s FCS playoff foe is going to have a few extra things to worry about on Dec. 7.
The surging Montana Grizzlies, who have won four straight games and seven of their last eight, were ecstatic to learn on Sunday that they will get a week off before their FCS playoff opener on Dec. 7.
First off, let's get this out of the way: Jordan Johnson says he's fine. Montana's junior quaterback didn't play in the second half of last week's 42-6 victory over Weber State because he felt sick, but Johnson said it wasn't a result of a hit he took during the game. He said wasn't feeling …
This one is big.
DAVIS, Calif. — Nine minutes into Saturday’s game it was already apparent: UC Davis’ upset plans for 11th-ranked Montana were little more than California dreaming.