Ncaa Division I Football Championship
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 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.
MISSOULA — Eastern Washington, 10-2 and poised for another playoff run, can count its blessings for a healthy Vernon Adams.
MISSOULA — While San Diego is certainly a less formidable opponent for Montana than Eastern Washington – Ron Burgundy vs. Burgundy Turf – the Griz don’t seem fazed about the job that waits Saturday in Cheney, Wash.
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 — Quarterback Dakota Prukop returned to Montana State's lineup after missing the previous two games with a knee injury for a first-round playoff game against South Dakota State at Bobcat Stadium.
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.
MISSOULA — The San Diego Toreros have been a charmed bunch this season.
Saturday’s first-round FCS playoff games for Montana and Montana State will be broadcast via pay-per-view on ESPN Game Plan.
MISSOULA — All signs point to a smooth ride for the Montana football team Saturday when it opens postseason play against heavy underdog San Diego.
Montana’s pilfering defense was the impetus of a 34-7 victory over Montana State on Saturday, no doubt.
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.
NOTE: This is the fourth installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.
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.