MISSOULA, Montana —
The Grizzlies appeared shaken following a gruesome injury suffered by Gavin Crow covering a kickoff.
Once Montana overcame any shock, the host Griz avalanched North Alabama in a game that went from slugfest to blowout in the blink of an eye.
North Alabama quarterback Christian Lopez hit big-play threat Cortez Hall for a 74-yard touchdown on the drive following a lower leg injury suffered by Crow, a talented junior safety from UM, about 10 minutes into Montana’s home opener. Jakobi Byrd hauled in a 64-yard touchdown pass from Lopez with one minute, 48 seconds left in the first half to give UNA a 17-16 lead and deflate the rowdy Griz faithful.
In the second installment of this three-part series, Andrew Houghton joins Colter Nuanez to break down the University of Montana football roster numbers 30 through No. 70.
SPOKANE, Wash. –
The Big Sky Conference announced its 2019 Preseason All-Conference football team today at the league’s Football Kickoff being held at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane.
UC Davis quarterback Jake Maier, the reigning Big Sky Offensive Most Valuable Player, was picked to repeat in 2019. Maier led the Aggies to their first-ever FCS playoff appearance, first playoff win and a 10-win season in 2018. Maier completed 364 of 557 passes for 3,931 yards and 34 touchdown passes.
Montana fifth-year head coach Travis DeCuire sits down with Colter Nuanez of Skyline Sports and Ryan Tootell of ESPN Missoula to discuss UM's season opener Friday night against Georgia State and preview the Grizzlies' upcoming defense of last season's Big Sky Conference title.
In the fifth installment of the nine-part “Tee It Up” television series, Shaun Rainey & Ben Wineman of ABC/Fox Montana and SWX along with Ryan Tootell & Colter Nuanez of ESPN Missoula are joined by Lady Griz head coach Shannon Schweyen at the Missoula Country Club.