BOZEMAN – The Montana State Bobcats are playing their biggest football game of the season on Saturday, and they have a chance to shatter a drought that lasts more than three decades.
Montana State has had success under head coach Jeff Choate in the Brawl of the Wild. The Cats have won the past two rivalry games, but the last time MSU won three in a row was 1983-85. Montana State is well aware of the history down to the very date, and the Bobcats want to snap that streak Saturday.
“It’s a big motivating factor. It hasn’t been done in 33 years,” said senior defensive lineman Tucker Yates. “Just to be that team to do that and leave our mark in Bobcat history would be special, but that’s not the main focus. The main focus is to win and continue on playing. So all that stuff will be good and will be cool to be a part of, but I just want to win and keep playing.”
While the Cats hope to repeat history from three decades ago, they don’t want to relive what happened after the last three-peat as Montana State went on to lose the next 16 Cat-Griz games.
Montana (6-4 overall, 4-3 Big Sky Conference) and Montana State (6-4, 4-3) are set to kick off at noon Saturday inside Washington-Grizzly Stadium.