Montana State Bobcats Football
Another Billings football player is on his way to Montana State.
Mitch Brott thought he was going to be a basketball player.
Dalton Daum of Butte High has made a verbal commitment to join the football program at Montana State.
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.
A closer look at Saturday’s first-round playoff matchups for Montana and Montana State:
If South Dakota State puts together a playoff run and Zach Zenner rushes for 358 more yards, he’ll become the all-time leading rusher in Football Championship Subdivision history.
Montana’s pilfering defense was the impetus of a 34-7 victory over Montana State on Saturday, no doubt.
MISSOULA — A day after his team suffered a 34-7 drubbing at the hands of arch-enemy Montana, Rob Ash was out following the Golden Rule.
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.
Montana dominated Montana State in the 114th meeting between the long time rivals in front of a record 26,352 fans at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Final score: Griz 34, Cats 7. The Bobcats turned the ball over seven times and the Grizzlies took advantage in a big way.
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.”
The Montana State Bobcats come to Missoula for the annual season-finale Brawl of the Wild. Griz Tracks guys Bill Speltz and AJ Mazzolini break down the matchup and all the playoff implications on the line this week.
For whatever reason, points have come at a premium for Montana State in recent years against archrival Montana.
Mike Kramer and Idaho State came into Bobcat Stadium as the hottest team in the Big Sky Conference. But Montana State walked out with a huge, momentum-building victory.
What a scenario.
A closer look at Saturday’s matchups for Montana and Montana State:
With his we're-not-talking-about-the-past stance firmly in place, Montana State coach Rob Ash set the tone for this week by dissecting the big challenge his team faces against resurgent Idaho State.
BOZEMAN — It was a preemptive strike by Rob Ash to try to steer the narrative for the week ahead and the impending showdown between Montana State and Idaho State.