The postseason honors keep piling up for Missoula native Zack Wagenmann.
Statistically, Montana did what it needed to do on defense to beat rival Eastern Washington in their second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff game on Saturday.
CHENEY, Wash. — The final game of Zack Wagenmann’s college career had the makings of, well, a career game.
CHENEY, Wash. — The Montana Grizzlies can blame their own mishaps for a 37-20 FCS playoff loss at Eastern Washington on Saturday, but much of what happened between the blocked punt and pick-six hurt just as much.
CHENEY, Wash. — The senior quarterback for the Montana Grizzlies, Jordan Johnson, is plainly excited about getting another chance at the Screamin’ Eagles. It’s playoff football, and Eastern Washington has been a bit of a nemesis.
If Montana is to push its FCS playoff run into the quarterfinals, it has to get over the hump against a familiar and heated rival.
BOZEMAN — Rob Ash wasn’t in the mood for a postmortem on this snowy Saturday night. But he did offer a glaringly obvious observation following Montana State’s 47-40 first-round playoff loss to South Dakota State.
MISSOULA — While the weather outside was frightful, Montana was even more scary for out-manned and overwhelmed San Diego.
MISSOULA — The San Diego Toreros have been a charmed bunch this season.
Montana’s pilfering defense was the impetus of a 34-7 victory over Montana State on Saturday, no doubt.
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 — All things considered, Montana’s first-round playoff scenario couldn’t get much better.
The Montana Constitution is a wonderful document. It enshrines two things that Montanans hold dear: the right to know what their government is doing by participation and public documents. It also contains a clause which says that Montanans have a right to privacy.
MISSOULA — Jordan Johnson, after he’d directed No. 13 Montana to a dominating 34-7 victory over in-state rival and 12th-ranked Montana State, had the most relevant testimony of all.
MISSOULA -- In 50 years of coaching, Mick Delaney never felt anything quite like this.
MISSOULA — Though technically impossible, Montana coach Mick Delaney’s point was well taken when he opined, “you could be dead and still have energy this week.”
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.