We made it, folks.

It's Cat Week.


This Saturday's game between the Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats will have massive implications and will feature something we have never seen before in the rivalry.

You don't want to miss the game, and we've got your chance to win two tickets to see this hate-filled rivalry live and in-person at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

What's at stake for Griz-Cat?

So much is at stake. The winner earns the outright Big Sky Conference Championship after Idaho dropped its second conference game last week. Montana owns 18 Big Sky titles but none since the famed 2009 team. Montana State is second to only UM with 16 titles all-time and four since 2010.

On top of a conference 'ship, the winner of Saturday's game completes a robust resume and a realistic shot at the number 2 seed in the upcoming FCS Playoffs. If Montana wins, the Griz will have road victories at UC Davis and Idaho paired with home wins over top 10 teams Sacramento State and the Cats. If Montana State wins they have wins over Montana and Sac State with their only losses coming on the road at Idaho and against South Dakota State (the country's unanimous number 1 and heavy favorite to win it all).

For the first time ever...

The Cats and Griz will both be ranked in the top 5 heading into the Brawl of the Wild, or as Griz quarterback Clifton McDowell called it the "Battle of the Brawl or whatever they call it." It's the first time in 122 meetings (Montana leads 73-42-5). Griz Communications savant Jackson Wagner discovered there have been three top-10 showdowns but never a top-5 matchup.

Oh, and we can't forget, SPOILER ALERT, these two teams and fanbases hate each other. There's always the hate.


You can't miss this game. Tickets are going for hundreds of bucks, at least, on secondary markets now.

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But we can get you in for free! All you have to do is participate in our 2023 Guerilla Turkey Drive. Swing by our radio stations (3250 S. Reserve St. STE 200, Missoula, MT 59801) and donate a turkey to our Turkey Drive. That's it! Make sure you check in with one of the station's employees so we can get your name and number down for our drawing. We will draw a winner on Wednesday, so donate the turkeys by tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14, afternoon. Donations will benefit:

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  • Missoula Food Bank
  • Mineral County Food Bank
  • Pantry Partners in Stevensville, Montana
  • Haven House in Hamilton, Montana
  • The Darby Bread Box
  • Missoula's Head Start

READ: The 2023 Guerilla Turkey Drive is now HERE

Do some good, snag tickets to the FCS game of the year and have yourself a day.

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