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Montana State Bobcats’ loss to Idaho State leaves sour taste for seniors

Posted at 8:15 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 23:24:16-04

BOZEMAN- The Montana State Bobcats have been in a funk over the past month, dropping three of their past four games. This past Saturday, the Cats fell short of a comeback, losing to Idaho State 24-17 in a Big Sky Conference football game that had potentially big playoff implications.

Now the MSU football team sits at an even .500 at 4-4 on the year. With the way the FCS playoffs are shaping up, even if the Bobcats take their final three games, it’s hard to imagine a 7-4 team making it to the postseason, especially since North Dakota, which is unaffiliated with the Big Sky this season, is on pace to steal a playoff spot from a Big Sky team.

For the Montana State seniors, that loss in Pocatello, Idaho still stings.

“When you only have so many games left and you lose one of your last ones, it just sucks, it’s a dagger in the heart, man. You obviously want to win as many games as you can your senior year,” said senior center Alex Neale. “One of our team goals is to go to the playoffs and for us to go we have to win. That’s what we’re focusing on.”

Neale knows he still has a few games left to play in blue and gold as the Bobcats will suit up on Saturday, Nov. 3 at home against Cal Poly.