Cat-Griz Primer: Bobcats saying now is the time

Montana State has the talent to compete for a Big Sky title, and more


August 28, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State's Troy Andersen, right, runs away from a Montana defender during the 2018 Brawl of the Wild in Missoula. After a year at running back, and another at quarterback, the All-American Andersen has moved to linebacker as part of a loaded Bobcat squad that has high expectations for the coming season.

Editor’s note: This version inserts attribution that was inadvertently left out to 406 MT Sports on quotes used in the story.

The 2018 season may have ended with a rough time at North Dakota State. But, that game in the FCS playoffs by no means diminished just what the Montana State Bobcats accomplished last year.

For the first time in now fourth-year head coach Jeff Choate's tenure, the Cats posted a winning record, going 8-5 overall, 5-3 in Big Sky Conference play, and, reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years. Oh, and for good measure, MSU beat Montana for the third stra...

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