Montana State's 11 victories last year were its most single-season wins in a generation. In fact, the Bobcats are fresh off a three-year run where they went 30-8 overall and 21-3 in the Big Sky Conference. The latter record is tops in the league in that span.
Same philosophy, different means.
Montana State’s defense spent last week fortifying itself for the powerful, downhill running of the Stony Brook Seawolves.
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.
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.
Quarterback Braden Hanson and wideout Greg Hardin put on an incredible air show Saturday, burning the Montana Grizzlies up and down the field in North Dakota’s 40-34 Big Sky Conference victory.
BOZEMAN — Anticipation turned to dejection in a hurry Saturday at Bobcat Stadium.
Off to its best start since 1978, Montana State has proven worthy against all comers. And the Bobcats are winning in a variety of ways.
DAVIS, Calif. -- Leave it to a defensive lineman’s pass interception to decide one of the wackier games in Montana State football history.
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When Elvis Akpla’s eligibility expired at the end of last season, Montana State was pressed to find its next top wide receiver.
Through and through, Montana State employed a heavy run-first philosophy on offense last season. And the proof was in the numbers.
BOZEMAN — DeNarius McGhee threw for 387 yards and Montana State scored on six of its first eight possessions en route to a 41-16 victory over Northern Colorado in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
After he rumbled, hurdled and darted his way to an 87-yard touchdown catch late in Montana’s non-conference showdown Saturday at Appalachian State, Dan Moore was mobbed by his teammates in celebration.
BOZEMAN — DeNarius McGhee is usually much more critical of himself than he was Thursday night.
Montana State adopted an appropriate mantra for the 2012 season: “Take the next step.”
BOZEMAN — Elvis left the building, and there will be no encore.
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.
It was an interesting spring practice season at Montana State. Among their goals, the Bobcats came in looking to seriously evaluate four new starters along the offensive line in addition to breaking in a new offensive coordinator in Kevin McGiven.