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.
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.
Dakota Prukop has languished on the shelf with a knee injury, and Montana State’s quarterback situation has been in flux.
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.
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.
The Bobcats aren’t ruling out the possibility that Dakota Prukop will play quarterback on Saturday in the 114th meeting between MSU and archrival Montana. But on Wednesday coach Rob Ash doubled down on his contention that Prukop’s sprained knee won’t be in good enough shape by kickoff, and t…
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.
MISSOULA — The most prolific offense in the history of Montana State football will provide a serious test for Montana's defense Saturday.
For whatever reason, points have come at a premium for Montana State in recent years against archrival Montana.
On Tuesday, Rob Ash clarified the injury status of quarterback Dakota Prukop ahead of No. 12 Montana State’s all-important matchup with archrival and 13th-ranked Montana.
What a scenario.
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.
That Vernon Adams, he’s quite a quarterback. Even at 70 percent health, he’s still the best player in the Big Sky Conference.