Sac State QB Thomson has injury-riddled career revived

The running joke around the Sacramento State football facility is that his fellow Hornets will have to start calling Sac State’s veteran quarterback “Doctor Thomson”.

“By the time I get out of here, I will have my master’s degree so I’ll be sort of close,” Kevin Thomson said with a laugh during an interview on Tootell and Nuanez on 102.9 FM ESPN Missoula the first week of October.

“It’s been a bit of a different journey than most but one that I’m incredibly thankful for.”

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Griz enter bye week with distinctly different confidence

MISSOULA, Montana — Following his team’s third straight score to take what seemed like a commanding 17-0 lead over the Grizzlies, Idaho State head coach Rob Phenicie did not want to give Montana any momentum.

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Montana’s Sneed wins Big Sky award for third straight week

By Montana Sports Information 

Dalton Sneed a man on a mission.
 
After a career-high day where he led Montana to a comeback 59-20 demolition over an upset-minded Idaho State in UM's 100th Homecoming game, Sneed has been named the ROOT Sports Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week for the third straight week.

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Louie-McGee electrifies home crowd, teammates alike with return TD

MISSOULA, Montana — Sammy Akem could not believe his eyes. North Alabama punted it to him again. “I was like, ‘Really?! They are kicking to him again? Come on now,” Akem said with a effervescent grin on his face. “The first couple, it was like, ‘He might get one.’ Then he got one. And I was like, ‘You are silly, North Alabama.” ... More

Pivotal wins change STATS FCS Top 25

CHICAGO – Sept. 16, 2019 – To the winners go the … national ranking. Two days after there were a number of high-profile matchups, some of the winning teams were rewarded Monday in the STATS FCS Top 25, the national media poll. Towson (3-0), which beat defending CAA champion Maine on the road, jumped three spots to No. 5 – its highest ranking since finishing second as the 2013 national runner-up. Jacksonville State (2-1) beat last year’s national runner-up, Eastern Washington, and soared seven spots to No. 10. ... More

Herbert, Ducks endure Griz in 35-3 victory

EUGENE, Oregon — Oregon entered their matchup with Montana fresh off scoring 77 points the previous week in a win over Nevada. The Ducks, the No. 15 team in the FBS, sports an offensive line with at least three future NFL players and perhaps as many as five. Oregon is led by senior quarterback Justin Herbert, a player in the running to be the No. 1 pick in next spring’s NFL Draft. And the Ducks play at Autzen Stadium, one of the hallowed venues in college football and arguably the most intimidating venue in the Pac 12. ... More

ESPN Roundtable – Shaun Rainey, ABC/Fox Montana

Colter Nuanez and Ryan Tootell are joined in this week’s ESPN Roundtable by Shaun Rainey, the sports director at SWX Montana and ABC/Fox Montana television. Rainey talks about his sports broadcasting journey and gives some insight into the upcoming Griz football season. https://twitter.com/SkylineSportsMT/status/116942128... More

Top five position battles to watch at Griz fall camp

MISSOULA, Montana — The Montana Grizzlies return 18 players with starting experience, including at every single offensive position, although all 11 might not start in 2019. But plenty of positions remain up for grabs as the Griz enter the dog days of fall camp this month. ... More

Four story lines to watch at Griz fall camp

MISSOULA, Montana — The month of July usually means plenty of time at Flathead Lake for Bobby Hauck. Montana’s head football can always tell when he’s chomping at the bit for fall camp to commence by the prevalence of conflict between him and his brother, former Griz All-American safety Tim Hauck. Once they start in on each other about who’s catching more fish or who puts the right amount of ice in the drink, Bobby knows his favorite time of year is right around the corner. ... More