BOZEMAN – The last time the Montana State Bobcats football team defeated the Montana Grizzlies in Bozeman was Nov. 19, 2005. The Cats won that game 16-6. Since that day, MSU is 0-4 against Montana at home, losing by an average of 18 points.

But things have changed since their last meeting at Bobcat Stadium. The Cats have a new head coach, they have plenty of new faces, and they have a new attitude.

“We haven’t won a game (at Bobcat Stadium) against those guys in 12 years,” said offensive lineman Dylan Mahoney. “It would be huge for the community, huge for the state, and definitely for this program moving forward. And I’d like to be a part of that, being a part of winning the trophy in Bozeman.”

Story continues below

Last year Montana State defeated the Griz in Missoula, 24-17. But hoisting that trophy in front of the home crowd will add extra motivation for MSU come Saturday.


  1. In your third paragraph, you should have put that a Cat win would be huge for Coach Choate to help get a 1 yr contract extension.
    The Cats have a 4-7 record, a Cat win would help mask a poor season.