NOTE: This is the first installment of our weekly series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2013 Big Sky Conference football season.
There's no question that the No. 1 matchup Saturday at Bobcat Stadium will pit the power of Montana State's run-wrangling defense versus the elusiveness of Stony Brook's incomparable running back Miguel Maysonet.
Montana State coach Rob Ash said his team “went to school” defensively at the end of last season.
MISSOULA — His Montana State teammates were parading the Great Divide Trophy across the Washington-Grizzly Stadium turf, but Caleb Schreibeis was alone at midfield, down on one knee with his head bowed in appreciation.
MISSOULA — The compliments flew all week.
I’m horrible at this.
We're one day closer to kickoff for the 112th meeting between Montana and Montana State -- the biggest event in our great state every year.
The buildup to the Cat-Griz game, in many ways, is more fun than the game itself. There’s always plenty of hype -- not to mention bitterness and bad feelings between the two fan bases.
OGDEN, Utah — Turnovers were wasted, drives were blunted and field goals missed by the Montana Grizzlies Saturday, but you can’t argue with the final score.
MISSOULA — Southern Utah’s Brad Sorensen was sacked seven times, had his helmet bounced off the Washington-Grizzly Stadium turf by Caleb Kidder and threw 23 incomplete passes Saturday.
GREELEY, Colo. — The defense came to play Saturday for the suddenly ball-hawking Montana Grizzlies, while the offense maybe just needed a half to warm up.
Winning hasn’t been constant at Montana yet this season, and that’s an anomaly. For the first time in 14 years the Grizzlies (3-2, 0-2 Big Sky) aren’t ranked in the Top 25 poll.
There’s no time like the present time for the Montana Grizzlies to cure their ills.
CHENEY, Wash. — A couple of long passes, one perfect onside kick and the Montana Grizzlies were seeing red again on Roos Field after a last-minute, 32-26 loss Saturday to the Eastern Washington Eagles.
MISSOULA — The Montana Grizzlies’ offense certainly didn’t hit on all cylinders Saturday, but a win is a win is a Nguyen.
MISSOULA — From the coaching staff to the starting quarterback, the Montana Grizzlies had a markedly different look Saturday afternoon.
New look, same result. The Montana Grizzlies eased a lot of fears Saturday with a dominating 35-24 victory over South Dakota. Picking up where they left off at the end of last season, the Griz took 98 offensive snaps, rolled up 315 rushing yards and scored three unanswered touchdowns to pull…
With their offseason of uncertainty finally over, the Montana Grizzlies can focus on the business of football again.
NOTE: This is the eighth installment of our series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2012 Big Sky Conference football season.
NOTE: This is the first installment of our series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2012 Big Sky Conference football season.