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Favoroso’s improvement a boost for Griz

For the first month of the season, Montana defensive coordinator Jason Semore likened Chris Favoroso acclimation into Montana’s defensive line to taking a difficult math test. Now, with nine games under his belt, the defensive end is getting closer to acing his exam. Favoroso lost his early-season starting gig the week ... More

Big Sky football round-up/standings

Northern Arizona won for the sixth straight week, remaining undefeated in Big Sky Conference play with just three games remaining, and Southern Utah continued proving the Thunderbirds are contenders for a second league title in three seasons. The Big Sky race now enters November with five teams boasting at least four wins ... More

Priority on tackling in practice improves Griz gameplay

In the week leading up to the North Dakota game, Montana defensive coordinator focused heavily on the team's biggest deficiency thus far: missed tackles. Two games later, the team now leads the Big Sky in tackles behind line of scrimmage (60) and sits second in sacks (22). "Tackling is where we have improved the most, ... More

Jensen named to Jerry Rice Award watch list

Montana freshman quarterback Gresch Jensen is one of 17 named to the early 2017 Jerry Rice Award watch list. The award has been presented every year since 2011 to the top player in the FCS. Jensen, who took over under center after previous starter Reese Phillips was injured in mid-September, is curently 109 of 178 with ... More

Griz look to carry momentum from new road streak

A fixation on streaks turned from dialogue into action last Saturday as the Montana football team rallied from a halftime deficit for a road win over Idaho State - a first in three seasons under head coach Bob Stitt. The 39-31 win marked an end to another streak at Montana: Zero road conference success on the road in four ... More

Jensen walks the path less traveled at UM

Cole Bergquist is quite literally the only man to walk in Gresch Jensen’s shoes in the modern generation. When Dave Dickenson won the starting quarterback job as a sophomore at the University of Montana in 1993, it began a trend of multi-year starters under center. Neither he - nor Brian Ah Yat or Drew Miller or John ... More

Phenicie replicating culture learned at Montana

Rob Phenicie’s next win will be the fourth in his brief career thus far as head coach at Idaho State. It will also equal the Bengals' win total from the last two years combined. On Saturday, Phenicie and the revamped culture under his leadership will receive its stiffest test yet: A conference game against the program ... More

Griz end road losses at Portland State

The Montana football team snapped a four-game losing streak and improved its league record to 1-1 with a win at Portland State on Saturday. The game marked a personal best for safety Justin Strong, who sealed the win with a 64-yard pick six with three minutes to play. The win also showed Montana’s resolve a week after ... More

Strong wins Player of Week awards

With three interceptions and 116 return yards - including a 64-yard pick six - Montana safety Justin Strong has been named both STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week as well as Root Sports Defensive Player of the Week. And the sophomore from Rialto, Calif., did it with a cast on his left hand. Check out Colter's ... More

Get set for winter: Win a free kegerator and keg!

Warm jackets were made for pansies. Gloves and hats are the thing of wusses. Everyone knows the best way to ride out the cold Montana winter is with cold Montana beer. This year, 102.9 ESPN is setting you and your whole crew up right with a free kegerator and keg of your choice from our friends at Fred's Appliance and ... More