Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weber State Game Day Thread: WSU Wildcats Meet Up with the Montana Griz in Missoula

The Wildcats can take control of their destiny, but only if they escape what could be a cold, rainy contest in Missoula with a win

The Weber State Wildcats are back on the road this afternoon, as they travel to Missoula to tangle with their conference arch-rival, the Montana Griz, in a 1:00 p.m. game that's absolutely crucial for the Wildcats' dwindling conference playoff hopes. Here's the lede from this morning's Standard-Examiner story:
MISSOULA, Mont. -- The Wildcats have to be perfect the rest of the way to qualify for a playoff spot and any shot at the Big Sky title, and just like always, the Grizzlies are standing in the way.

Weber State (3-4, 3-1 Big Sky) starts the toughest stretch of its conference season today against No. 11 Montana. With No. 4 Montana State coming up next, but the Wildcats can take control of their destiny, but only if they escape what could be a cold, rainy contest in Missoula with a win.

Check out Roy Burton's morning story for the full pre-game lowdown, which sets forth in detail what's at stake in this afternoon's Wildcats/Grizzlies showdown:
And for a little cross-conference perspective, here's the savvy Griz fans' media take, via, (which bills itself as "The original Source for Montana Grizzlies sports since 1999"):
For those Wildcats fans attending the game, (and possibly "tailgating it" pregame), we hope you all packed your Purple "woolie woolies" (and Gore-tex) for the road trip, as the weather report calls for "rain showers and an 80% chance of precipitation" on the Missoula tundra this afternoon:
And for those WSU football fans who'll be following the game from the comfort of their own warm and dry homes, be sure to catch the online audio via the Wildcats' new radio station flagship, KZNS-AM 1280. (Remember kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.):
Once again, we'll also include the WSU Athletics Twitter feed, which has been proving downright handy for those readers unable to keep their ears perpetually glued to their radio speaker:
(Sorry folks, we're once again finding NO online video feeds. Sadly, it looks to us like the "glory days," when we used to be able to embed a video player with a live WSU game broadcasts are a thing of the long-gone past)

See ya'll around here at or about 1:00 p.m.!

Go Wildcats!

Update 10/29/11 4:58 p.m. Montana kicks Weber State's butt by a final score of 45-10. OUCH!

Update 10/30/11 7:30 a.m.: The Standard has the post-game story. Coach Mac borrows our earlier description of the game outcome:
  • "It was just what you call a good (butt)-kicking. There is no way to disguise it any other way."
Read on:

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