In his previous two games, Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop has put up a combined 997 yards and 14 touchdowns. Unbelievable numbers. As a result, Prukop was added to The Sports Network’s Walter Payton Award Watch List, which tracks the top contenders for offensive player of the year i…
Montana State was unrelenting on offense again last week against UC Davis, rolling up a school-record for yards and scoring more points than ever before against a Division I opponent.
MISSOULA -- Montana football coach Mick Delaney said Tuesday that his starting quarterback, Jordan Johnson, is “doing fine and the ankle is good.”
Montana’s Travon Van won’t compromise about where he’s best suited on a football field. The coaches at Marshall, Van's former school, surely couldn't get him to change his mind.
Shawn Johnson fashioned a huge performance even though Montana State let one slip away last week against Eastern Washington. Johnson’s totals: 150 rushing yards, 62 receiving yards, 162 return yards and three touchdowns.
Montana State and Eastern Washington played an instant classic. It was two prolific offenses piling up yards and points, racing up and down the field at a blistering pace.
BOZEMAN -- It was as good a game as you’ll see, a classic Big Sky Conference matchup between parallel rivals running and chucking the ball all over the field.
BOZEMAN — Have you ever run a marathon? Ever sprint the entire 26.2 miles?
Have you caught your breath yet? It was a back-and-forth thriller between the Bobcats and Eastern Washington. The Eagles, with Vernon Adams leading them on a frenetic fourth-quarter drive, prevailed 52-51. The Bobcats had a chance at the end but Dakota Prukop's Hail Mary fell incomplete.
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BOZEMAN — Taylor Dees has fought the “undersized” stigma throughout his career at Montana State. At 6-foot-2 and 270 pounds, Dees lacks the girth and stature of a prototypical interior defensive lineman.
BOZEMAN — When it was over and the dust from a 54-29 loss to Eastern Washington had settled, Montana State defensive coordinator Jamie Marshall plopped down in the team bus, shuffled the music on his iPhone, and Daniel Powter’s hit song “Bad Day” began playing.
Montana State was assailed for buying its way out of a schedule game with FCS steamroller and reigning national champion North Dakota State prior to the 2013 season. The Bobcats were running scared, the cynics cried.
BOZEMAN — As the Bobcats started to unravel in the fourth quarter, it felt like they were already looking ahead to what’s next — a formidable task against Eastern Washington and the fastest, most furious offense in the land.
Vernon Adams and Eastern Washington nearly did it again.
A juggernaut has sent a clear message to the Big Sky Conference. Eastern Washington is picking up right where it left off.
NOTE: This is the ninth (and final) installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.
MISSOULA -- Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson has been named to the preseason Walter Payton Award Watch List. The award is given to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
It was the most contentious moment of Montana’s 42-35 loss to Coastal Carolina.