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Bound to Brawl

High stakes in Missoula as Griz, Cats meet for the 118th time


November 16, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana quarterback Dalton Sneed will get his first taste of the Cat-Griz rivalry when Montana hosts Montana State in the 118th Brawl of the Wild Saturday in Missoula.

Whether it's Big Sky championships, FCS playoff berths, the Divide Trophy, or simply state pride and bragging rights, when Montana and Montana State meet on the football field on the third Saturday of each November, emotions are always going to run high. It's that way for the players, the coaches and the fans.

Put another way, the Cat-Griz game is just like all the other great college football rivalries - no matter what's at stake, it's a really big game.

And yet, just when it looked like Cat-Griz couldn't get any bigger, it has.

When No. 25 Montana State (4-3, 6-4) visits Montana (4-3,...

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