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Bobcats ready for huge showdown at South Dakota State


September 7, 2018

Colin Thompson

Montana State's Bryce Sterk, left, rushes the quarterback during last Thursday night's FCS game against Western Illinois at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman. The Cats will face another FCS powerhouse when they travel to South Dakota State Saturday night. The Montana Grizzlies are back at home to face Drake Saturday afternoon.

The Montana State Bobcats and Montana Grizzlies couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2018 season. Both teams beat Missouri Valley Conference powerhouses on the opening week of the year — and by identical 26-23 scores to boot.

Now however, the Cats and the 14th-ranked Grizzlies will go in opposite directions.

Montana State (1-0) will take on the second-ranked team in all of the FCS, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits Saturday in Brookings, South Dakota. It’s the second straight game for MSU and third-year head coach Jeff Choate against an MVC opponent, after the Cats beat We...

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