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Cats excited for first playoff game since 2014

Rising Montana State hosts Incarnate Word in Saturday in an FCS first-round game


November 23, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Troy Andersen and the Montana State Bobcats are riding a three-game winning streak into their first FCS playoff game in four years. On Saturday, the Bobcats host Incarnate Word of the Southland Conference in a first-round game at Bobcat Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

The last time fans of the Montana State Bobcats saw a playoff game inside Bobcat Stadium, Jeff Choate was coaching the defensive line at the University of Washington, while the Cats lost a wild game to South Dakota State in an all-out blizzard.

The year was 2014, and MSU was still a year away from Choate becoming the next head coach. Fast forward three years, and on Saturday, Choate will take the field for MSU's first playoff game since that wintery day in Bozeman when the No. 23 Bobcats (7-4) host Incarnate Word (6-4) in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

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