Ncaa Division I Football Championship
MISSOULA — All things considered, Montana's first-round playoff scenario couldn't get much better.
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.
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Montana State defensive end Brad Daly was named the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision during the Division I title game between North Dakota State and Towson on Saturday in Frisco, Texas.
It was the most contentious moment of Montana’s 42-35 loss to Coastal Carolina.
MISSOULA — In the coldest game ever played at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, a band of beach boys bounced Montana.
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.
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Jordan Johnson played like a quarterback possessed in his only previous appearance in the postseason, throwing for 608 yards, rushing for 179 more and accounting for eight touchdowns as Montana made a run to the semifinals in 2011.
Montana knows playoff football.
It'll be louder than any place Coastal Carolina has played in the FCS. It'll also be much, much colder. The Chanticleers are not expected to beat Montana in their second-round playoff game Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. But, of course, that's why they play the game.
HELENA — Two Montana college football teams are still in action this weekend, with Montana hosting Coastal Carolina in the second round of the FCS playoffs while Carroll College travels to Kentucky for an NAIA semifinal game on Saturday.
CONWAY, S.C. — Alex Ross threw four touchdown passes to lead Coastal Carolina to a 48-24 victory over Bethune-Cookman in the first round of the FCS playoffs Saturday.
The bracket stares back at you and it's impossible not to look a couple weeks ahead. Montana versus North Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs? Really? Not only could it happen, but it's likely to happen.
Mick Delaney saw the handwriting on the wall. He knew that if the Montana Grizzlies won more games this season, his contract situation would work itself out.
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.
MISSOULA — 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.
A big part of Rob Ash's motivation to try for the vacant coaching job at Montana State in 2007 was his desire to go to the playoffs. In 18 years at Drake, Ash never got that chance.
Appalachian State and Georgia Southern, two of the most storied programs in the Football Championship Subdivision, are moving up.