MISSOULA — All signs point to a smooth ride for the Montana football team Saturday when it opens postseason play against heavy underdog San Diego.
OGDEN, Utah — Montana defensive end Zack Wagenmann has been named the Big Sky Conference defensive player of the year on Tuesday.
MISSOULA — Quarterback Jordan Johnson and defensive end Zack Wagenmann were named co-winners of the Terry Dillon Award as MVPs of the Montana football team during its awards banquet on Sunday.
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.”
CEDAR CITY, Utah — Trailing midway through the third quarter, suddenly everything clicked for Jordan Canada and the playoff-hungry Montana football team.
MISSOULA -- Coach Ron Gould has a message for Montana’s dynamic defensive leader, rush end Zack Wagenmann.
MISSOULA -- Montana football coach Mick Delaney said Tuesday that his starting quarterback, Jordan Johnson, is “doing fine and the ankle is good.”
Dakota Prukop is a quick study. His 68-percent completion rate through six games is fifth-best in the FCS and ranks second among all quarterbacks with 100 or more passing attempts.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After fighting back from a life-threatening stroke two years ago, you had to figure a little football adversity wasn’t going to bring down Daniel Sullivan.
Cats at a glance
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.
MISSOULA — The sun went down and the stars came out for Montana’s offense Saturday night.
Paul McCartney won’t be the only one rockin’ and rollin’ on the University of Montana campus Tuesday.
There’s no need to sell Vernon Adams on why his Montana nemesis has been named Big Sky Conference preseason defensive MVP.
NOTE: This is the fourth installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.
MISSOULA -- Montana’s Jordan Johnson has been named to the College Football Performance Awards watch list for quarterbacks.
MISSOULA -- Montana’s offense scored three touchdowns, including a 9-yard pass from Jordan Johnson to tight end Jordan Harper, but it was a night for defense Saturday at the Grizzlies’ annual spring football game.
Turn back the clock to November of 2012. Montana had just lost to rival Montana State at home, which gave the Grizzlies a 5-6 record, their first losing season in a generation. It was then that coach Mick Delaney issued a bold promise, saying:
Between the freezing weather and the elevation change, Montana’s FCS playoff foe is going to have a few extra things to worry about on Dec. 7.
OGDEN, Utah -- Montana State’s Brad Daly was named a co-recipient of the Big Sky Conference defensive player of the year award Tuesday.