63 results for tag: Griz

Griz clamp down in the second half, blow past Portland State

HILLSBORO, Ore. – Montana’s redemption tour continued Saturday in front of a partisan road crowd as the Griz blitzed Portland State, literally and figuratively on the way to another convincing win.

All season Montana has been a second-half team. That was the case again on Saturday as the Grizzlies rallied for a 38-23 victory at Portland State. The win avenges last season’s 22-20 PSU win in Missoula, a victory that came thanks to Cody Williams’ 52-yard field goal at the buzzer.

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Griz football press conferences: Montana takes down EWU

Montana bounced back from a loss at Sacramento State to rush for 254 yards in a 34-17 win over Eastern Washington in Missoula on Saturday October 26.

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Sac State rips Griz, dominating third straight Big Sky win

Troy Taylor’s statement of arrival to the rest of the Big Sky Conference got a resounding stamp of affirmation on Saturday in Sacramento.

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FCS Speculators: A Betting Podcast Week 6

Colter had a big week in Week 5, and Ryan stayed someone to fade. Check out Week 6 with guests to breakdown the biggest matchups in the Ivy League and Missouri Valley Football Conference!   https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Mn0Dz3gyZStlHjhwzfmG9 More

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

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/s... More

Big Sky Conference makes statement in STATS FCS Top 25

CHICAGO – Sept. 9, 2019 – The Big Sky Conference is building off one of its stronger seasons with an even bigger statement in the early season STATS FCS Top 25. Five of the 13 teams in the largest FCS conference held spots in the national media poll Monday, including a whopping four in the top 10. Eastern Washington, last year’s FCS runner-up, maintained its No. 4 ranking and was followed by the conference’s other two 2018 tri-champs and national quarterfinalists, No. 5 UC Davis and No. 6 Weber State. Montana State, which also made the playoffs and contributed to the Big Sky’s six postseason wins, moved up three spots to No. 10 after beating nationally ranked Southeast Missouri and Montana moved up two to No. 20. ... More

Griz score 45 unanswered in the second half to run away from North Alabama

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. ... 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