Getty Sean Chambers of the Montana State Bobcats.
The Big Sky Conference championship is on the line when the Montana Grizzlies (9-1 overall, 6-1 BSC) take on the Montana State Bobcats (8-2 overall, 6-1 BSC) in Washington on Saturday, November. Grizzly Stadium welcome 18.
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Cat-Griz 2023 Live Stream Guide
The game will be broadcast locally on Scripps/MTN TV, but if you don’t live locally or don’t have those channels, you can Watch a live stream of the game on ESPN+:
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Cat-Griz 2023 preview
This will be the 122nd Brawl of the Wild and it should be a blast. The winner will be crowned Big Sky champion and will also likely earn a high spot in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
The Griz just defeated the Portland State Vikings 34-10 this past weekend. Montana quarterback Keali’i Ah Yat completed 10 of 15 passes for 131 yards, and the team’s running game was back in full swing. The Grizzlies finished the game with 231 yards on the ground. They were also successful on third down attempts, going 9 of 16.
Montana is averaging 29.9 points and 390.1 yards of total offense per game. On the defensive side of things, the Grizzlies have had stingy defense this season, allowing less than 16.0 points per game.
On the other hand, the Cats are coming off a 57-14 win over Eastern Washington this past weekend. Montana State QB Sean Chambers threw three touchdowns and wideout Ty McCullouch caught two of them.
Montana State averages 43.8 points on offense and 488.8 total yards per game. On defense, the Cats are giving up 19.0 points and 317.3 yards per game.
A key matchup to watch will be the Griz’s run defense, which allows just 84.8 yards per game. The Cats are averaging over 301 yards per game on the ground, so there’s bound to be some give.
Former NFL head coach Marty Mornhinweg and Jay Kohn will serve as analysts during the live televised broadcast. Kyle Hansen, Ty Gregorak and Scott Breen will serve as sideline reporters.
Montana vs. Montana State: What They Say
“This game is important for many reasons and there are all the Montanans that are down in our locker room that this game means so much to,” Montana State head coach Brent Vigen said. “I know the rivalry between our guys from other states is certainly increasing. And since it’s the final game, there will be Big Sky Conference and playoff implications in general at stake. And that’s how it will end next Saturday. We have to have a great week of preparation and then give it EVERYTHING we can.”
“It’s always a scary week when the rivalry comes next and there are a lot of things outside of just the game that people are talking about,” Montana head coach Bobby Hauck said. “Our boys are pretty mature, but they hear everything and you worry about concentration and performance. Our boys came and showed their performance, I was really happy for them.”