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Montana Western looks to stay atop Frontier Conference against winless MSU-Northern

Posted at 7:20 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 00:45:20-04

DILLON – In the 2018 season, the Montana Western Bulldogs have started 5-1 and gone from being ranked seventh in the preseason conference rankings to the top, ahead of two teams higher than them in the national polls.

But being alone at the top of the Frontier Conference standings puts a big target on the Bulldogs’ back and they face the classic definition of a trap game against Montana State-Northern, which is 0-6 in conference play. The Bulldogs don’t plan on letting up on the intensity.

“Going in I think each game is its own destination, so to speak. What we do through the week, each day is just make a step in that direction,” said head coach Ryan Nourse.

“We’ve just got to go at it like we’re playing the best team in the conference,” added wide receiver Walker McKitrick. “We’ve got to come ready to practice this week, act like it’s another big game, like it’s a Frontier championship game. We’ve got to come out and play and make sure everyone is focused.”

The Bulldogs and Lights kick off at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Havre.