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Bobcats' offensive line reveling in big plays, big improvement

Bobcats' offensive line reveling in big plays, big improvement

If J.P. Flynn had his way, Montana State would line up in a power formation and run the ball straight ahead on every snap.

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Big Sky Football: Five games to watch

Big Sky Football: Five games to watch

A look at the Week 8 matchups for the Bobcats and Grizzlies, plus three other games of note in the Big Sky Conference:

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Prukop added to Payton Award Watch List

Prukop added to Payton Award Watch List

Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop has been added to the Walter Payton Award Watch List by The Sports Network.

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Big Sky Notebook: Prukop, Bobcats continue offensive assault

Big Sky Notebook: Prukop, Bobcats continue offensive assault

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.

October 13, 2014 5:40 pm Photos

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Bobcats blow out UC Davis, 77-37

Bobcats blow out UC Davis, 77-37

DAVIS, Calif. — Something about the Golden State sets Dakota Prukop and the Bobcats’ offense ablaze.

October 11, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Bobcats' defense wants performance to speak for itself

Bobcats' defense wants performance to speak for itself

Against up-tempo Eastern Washington three weeks ago, Montana State’s defense allowed 52 points and nearly 600 yards. A week later, the Bobcats held pro-style North Dakota to 18 points and fewer than 300 yards.

October 10, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Cats and Griz at a glance

Cats and Griz at a glance

A closer look at Montana State's game at UC Davis on Saturday. Montana is idle this week: 

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The Cats, the Griz, and shifting offensive philosophies

The Cats, the Griz, and shifting offensive philosophies

For decades, a basic principle of football -- offensively speaking -- was to establish the run to set up the pass, control the ball, move the chains, win the time of possession and keep your defense off the field. It was a formula for victory, and a pretty good one.

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Bobcats' coodinator Cramsey pushing the right buttons

Bobcats' coodinator Cramsey pushing the right buttons

As a play-caller and schemer, Tim Cramsey was handcuffed during his first season as Montana State’s offensive coordinator.

October 08, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Pride on the line for MSU defense in Sac State aftermath

Pride on the line for MSU defense in Sac State aftermath

The ebbs and flows of a 59-56 victory over Sacramento State bewildered Montana State coach Rob Ash and his staff, especially after they took a look at the damning video evidence.

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Big Sky Football: Five games to watch

Big Sky Football: Five games to watch

A look at the Bobcats’ Week 7 matchup, plus four other games of note in the Big Sky Conference. The Grizzlies are idle this week:

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Big Sky Notebook: Prukop's 8-TD showcase one of many big performances

Big Sky Notebook: Prukop's 8-TD showcase one of many big performances

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.

October 06, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Bobcats prevail over Sac State in shootout

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The pregame billing was for a shootout in the scorching heat.

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Bobcats look to reignite offense at Sacramento State

Bobcats look to reignite offense at Sacramento State

Last week notwithstanding, Montana State has been prodigious on offense through five games thanks to an array of talented, explosive skill guys and young, exuberant athletes that have risen to the occasion when their numbers have been called.

October 03, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Cats and Griz at a glance

Cats and Griz at a glance

A look at Saturday's games:

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Third-downs will be magnified for Bobcats at Sac State

Third-downs will be magnified for Bobcats at Sac State

Third down. It's the play on which every drive hinges. Montana State has been pretty up-and-down in these situations: Through five games the Bobcats have converted roughly 39 percent of their third-down plays, which ranks in the middle of the pack in the Big Sky Conference.

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Bobcats gearing up for Safron, Sac State

Bobcats gearing up for Safron, Sac State

Montana State and Sacramento State have played some thrillers over the years, not the least of which was a 64-61 overtime shootout the Bobcats won under the bursting California sun on Oct. 2, 2010.

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Young MSU receivers earn early marks

Young MSU receivers earn early marks

Wideouts Mitch Griebel and Brian Flotkoetter are roommates, so their connection runs deeper than simply being members of the same position group for 13th-ranked Montana State.

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Big Sky Football: Five games to watch

Big Sky Football: Five games to watch

A look at the Week 6 matchups for the Bobcats and Grizzlies, plus three other games of note in the Big Sky Conference:

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Big Sky Notebook: Van's impact for Griz not overstated

Big Sky Notebook: Van's impact for Griz not overstated

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.

September 29, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Opportunistic defense carries Bobcats over North Dakota

Opportunistic defense carries Bobcats over North Dakota

BOZEMAN — Montana State celebrated its past and got a look at its future on Saturday, and the view is pretty good.

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Bobcats unveil throwback uniforms, beat UND

Bobcats unveil throwback uniforms, beat UND

Montana State wore throwback uniforms honoring the 1984 national championship team in its homecoming game against North Dakota. The Bobcats won the conference opener, 29-18.

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First look: Bobcats 29, North Dakota 18

First look: Bobcats 29, North Dakota 18

Wearing throwback uniforms to honor the 30th anniversary of its 1984 national championship, Montana State did what it had to do to get a 29-18 victory over North Dakota on Saturday in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams. 

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Bobcats embrace clean slate, UND challenge

Bobcats embrace clean slate, UND challenge

BOZEMAN — With one final defensive stop last week, Montana State would have knocked off No. 2-ranked Eastern Washington and taken a huge measure of momentum into its all-important Big Sky Conference opener.

September 26, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Cats and Griz at a glance

A look at Saturday's games: 

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