Montana State Bobcats soak in win, reset for Cat-Griz 118

Posted at 5:41 PM, Nov 11, 2018

BOZEMAN — After beating Northern Colorado Saturday, the Montana State Bobcats are 6-4 heading into their biggest game of the season against the rival Montana Grizzlies.

Head coach Jeff Choate says the teams’ records are completely thrown out heading into this week.

“We’re winners for the first time in a while around here, but that’s not the end game obviously,” Choate said. “Our guys know exactly what this is all about and how important this game is to the people of Montana and to our university.”

Colstrip native Tucker Yates, who was named the team’s defensive lineman of the year Sunday, knows exactly what Cat-Griz means.

“I’ve been a fan of this game growing up all my life,” Yates said. “To play in it is really special, and I’m going to give my all, and I know my brothers will, too.”

It was an emotional Saturday for the seniors in their last home game in Bobcat Stadium. They said a win against the Griz would be the cherry on top for their time at Montana State. It would be the Cats’ first three-game winning streak in the rivalry since 1983-85.