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Limiting momentum swings the key to Montana Tech's match up with Montana Western

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Posted at 7:31 PM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 21:31:54-04

BUTTE — It seems fitting that both Montana Tech and Montana Western finds themselves ranked in the top 25 ahead of Saturday's Digger-Dawg rivalry. It's the early favorite to be chosen as the NAIA game of the week.

The 22nd ranked Orediggers host the 15th ranked Bulldogs and for both teams there's a lot at stake. An undefeated season is on the line for the Bulldogs who come into Saturday's game with a 4-0 record. And a tie for second in the Frontier conference pending what College of Idaho does this week on the road against Carroll is what the Orediggers are playing for. Head coach Chuck Morrell knows just as well as anybody that his team needs to play a flawless game come Saturday night if they want a shot at making that scenario a reality.

“Number one we got to play mistake-free football. I think Western has had a tremendous asset in their program where they create turnovers or big plays, big momentum team all the time, said Morrell. "So number one is take care of the football and make sure we have great field possession. That’s what’s been successful for us so far this season. And then I think the second thing is you know make sure we’re in it in the fourth quarter," he adds. "You got to go out and execute in the fourth quarter and I’m sure they’re going to try to do the same.”