BOZEMAN — The time is finally here, the week of Cat-Griz.
In Bozeman, the Montana State Bobcats are coming off of a win over Northern Colorado and are on a two-game win streak.
In Missoula, the Montana Grizzlies are coming off of two straight wins over Idaho and Southern Utah.
Both teams are playing some of their best football right now, which sets up the stage for a pretty impressive matchup in Washington Grizzly Stadium on Saturday.
“You can’t define a year on one game, even one as important as this,” Montana State head coach Jeff Choate said. “I think those two wins over the last two years were definitely important. I think they were important for Bobby (Hauck), too, evidently. If I’m not 2-0 against those guys he’s probably still in San Diego. He wants to win this game, too, and he’ll have his guys ready to go.”
The rivalry is special not only to the state of Montana, but to both coaches.
“I grew up in Montana. I went to this university, so it’s a big game. It’s a rivalry game, it’s what is good about college football,” Montana head coach Bobby Hauck said. “Teams that don’t have traditional rival, they’re missing out on something pretty cool.”