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Griz, Cats happy to be home, and under the lights


September 6, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana's Jerry Louie-McGee, right, runs with the ball during the 2018 Brawl of the Wild last November in Missoula. That was the last game the Grizzlies played at home, but Saturday night, they'll make their 2019 Washington-Grizzly Stadium debut against North Alabama. The Montana State Bobcats also make their home debut Saturday night, against Southeast Missouri State.

The Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats had very different season-opening experiences last weekend. The Griz came away with a hard-fought road win against FCS rival South Dakota, while the Bobcats had a likely expected drubbing at the hands of Big 12 powerhouse Texas Tech.

Saturday night, however, the two arch rivals are hoping for very similar results.

The 13th-ranked Bobcats (0-1) and 22nd-ranked Grizzlies (1-0) will both play their home-openers Saturday night. The Cats host FCS stalwart Southeast Missouri State (0-1) under the lights of Bobcat Stadium, while the Griz take on FC...

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