BOZEMAN — It is only four days until the the Montana State Bobcats and Montana Grizzlies meet up in Missoula for the 118th time.
And there is a lot riding on this game. A win for Montana State could mean a potential playoff berth, but a win for the Griz means taking the Great Divide Trophy back from the Bobcats after two years.
One way or another, emotions are high, according to wide receiver Kevin Kassis.
“Try not to get too hyped up — it’s easy in an atmosphere like that and the excitement going into it,” Kassis said. “I know it’s hard to control your emotions like that, pregame and whatnot with such a great opportunity ahead of you.”
The rivalry also means a lot to the state of Montana.
“Montana is such a great success, and both teams take a lot of pride in our organizations and what we hang our hats on,” Kassis said. “Just two blue-collar teams going head to head. It’s always exciting.”