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Big Sky play begins


September 22, 2017

Colin Thompson

The Montana Grizzlies open Big Sky Conference play with a night game against rival Eastern Washington Saturday in Missoula. The Montana State Bobcats travel to play the University of North Dakota.

Big Sky Conference play is finally here. And Saturday couldn't be any bigger for both the Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats.

In Missoula, the Grizzlies (2-1) will go under the lights to take on their second-biggest rival, the Eastern Washington Eagles. But, they'll do it without senior quarterback and team leader Reece Phillips.

In UM's 56-3 blitzing of Savannah State last Saturday, Phillips, a fifth-year senior from the University of Kentucky, suffered a horrific lower leg injury, one that ended his season in the blink of an eye.

Now, with the biggest challenge of their young...

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