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.
MISSOULA — There's still a good chance Montana will make the playoffs with wins the next two Saturdays.
That Vernon Adams, he’s quite a quarterback. Even at 70 percent health, he’s still the best player in the Big Sky Conference.
MISSOULA — Dylan Zylstra knows a thing or two about Montana’s football rivalry with Montana State and how it’s been going on seemingly since Moses was a teenager.
MISSOULA -- Over the past four years, no team has given Montana migraines quite like Eastern Washington.
The Griz took care of business against Sacramento State, the Bobcats fell short at Cal Poly, and now chaos reigns in the Big Sky Conference standings.
Cal Poly made its statement.
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.