The rivalry between Montana State University and the University of Montana is one of the longest-running in college football. There's nothing quite like being inside either stadium when the two teams face off in the annual Cat/Griz game. The first game took place in 1897.

Brawl of the Wild

Montana is full of diehard football fans. Depending on where you live in the state, you either root for the Bobcats or the Grizzlies. For the most part, fans of both teams remain civil towards one another when the teams meet each year. However, there are always a few bad apples.

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The Montana Griz have won the majority of the games, with a record of 74 wins, and 42 losses according to The Bobcats have managed to turn the tables in the past 12 years, holding a record of 7 wins, and 5 losses. It the most recent Cat/Griz game, the Bobcats dominted the Griz 55-12. It wasn't pretty if you're a Griz fan.

Montana State Bobcat Football Earns "Big Brother" Title in Montana

According to College Sports Corner, Montana State Football has been named the "Big Brother" college football program in the state.

The fact is, we're in a new era of college football in Montana, and the Bobcats have been improving year after year. In 2021, the Bobcats faced North Dakota State in the FCS National Chamionship, and lost 38-10. In 2022, the Bobcats fell to SDSU in the FCS Semifinals.

If you're a fan of college football, there's no denying that the Bobcats have been more exciting to watch in recent years. Bobcat Stadium has become one of the hardest places to play for opposing teams in the Big Sky Conference due to sell-out crowds at every home game. There's a good reason ESPN College Game Day chose Bozeman over Missoula.

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Bobcat fans were eager to welcome the ESPN College Gamedayas it rolled through Bozeman on its way to the Montana State University Campus.

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