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Cat-Griz Report: Grizzlies pull off improbable upset of NAU


November 6, 2017

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Montana wide receiver Makena Simis (17) rushes for a gain against Northern Arizona in a Big Sky football game Saturday in Missoula. Simis was thrust into the quarterback role, a position he hadn't played in two years.

MISSOULA (AP) — The last time Makena Simis played quarterback for Montana, he threw for a school-record six touchdowns. That was two years ago. Simis was called on again to take snaps for the Grizzlies Saturday, this time heavier and stronger, and used his size to scrap for yards against Northern Arizona.

"It's weird how things come full circle," Simis said. "But I just wanted to embrace it and really just be there to get the ball to the guys who needed to make plays and, when I was asked to make plays with my feet, what I wanted to do was not hold the team back."

Simis had 101 yards r...

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