Going into the game yesterday, the Cats were about a touchdown underdog at home. Based on what I had seen from the Bobcats in Greeley a couple of weeks ago and the griz dismantling Weber at home, I thought this was about right. I figured this game would be a close one, both teams with about an equal chance to win. Some of the predictions by griz fans were absolutely ridiculous, with the griz winning by 21, 28, 40 or more points. No way this Cats team would get blown out at home like that. But the #8 ranked Cats completely destroyed the #3 ranked griz in the most lopsided win in the Brawl in a long time. I was not completely surprised by this outcome. The Cats team yesterday played more closely to their potential than any game this year, even with their best player on the bench. The young QB, Rovig was not spectacular but completed enough passes to keep the griz defense honest and didn't throw any interceptions. The line of scrimmage was controlled by the Cats limiting the griz to only 241 total yards while the Cats were able to rush for 388, with 488 total yards. The time of possession was equally lopsided. This was a great win for MSU football and coach Choate.
Both teams will be in the FCS playoffs. I can now return to cheering on both Montana teams and hope they both represent our state well.