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Griz hope to continue momentum

By Vince Bagby, Sports Director, vbagby@keci.com
Published On: Nov 13 2012 05:00:08 PM MST
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

The week has finally arrived; This Saturday features the 112th 'Brawl of the Wild' when the Bobcats visit the Garden City to take on Montana.

Coming off the bye week Montana not only feels rested and ready, but anxious to end the season on a high note.

That's not just limited to trying to score a win over their rival Montana State, but to continue the positive momentum they've established the past few weeks.  After a terrible start to their conference season the Grizzlies have won their past two Big Sky contests and with a win this week would finish with a more respectable conference record of 4-4.

"Its always easier I think to focus when you can put a game behind you that you have won or two games behind you that you have won," said head coach Mick Delaney about that momentum.

Of course it won't be easy on Saturday when the #2 team in the country Montana State comes into town.  Montana hopes that their current momentum will peak with an upset win over the Bobcats this weekend in Washington Grizzly Stadium.

"We're playing well at the right time right now.  I think bigger than momentum or anything is we want to send the seniors out the right way," said sophomore quarterback Shay Smithwick-Hann.  "They put so much into this program you know, they've been here for 5 years and they've done a lot for Griz nation."