Sizing Up Da Griz

This Saturday Idaho will play its annual Border War clash with Montana, traveling to Missoula to take on cornerback <b>Vernon Smith</b> and the rest of the Griz. Idaho holds a decisive 55-25-2 advantage in the 100 year old rivalry, but Montana has won the last 3 tilts in a row. Its the last time these teams will meet for awhile, and should be an interesting match-up...just like it ALWAYS is when these two rivals meet.

Below are links to as much information as we could find on the Grizzlies, currently ranked #10 in the nation in 1-AA polls. They've knocked off a high-caliber opponent in Maine, and been surprised at home by Division II North Dakota State (losing 25-24). They come into the game with Idaho 2-1, rested off a bye week, and ready to give the Vandals everything they can handle.....just like they always have.

Idaho will be trying to shake off a 3-game losing skid to their neighbors to the East. The Border War turns 100 years old this year, and this weekend marks the 83rd meeting between the schools. At stake: The Little Brown Stein...a trophy of sorts that has been the spoils of the winner since 1938, and is inscribed with the scores of each game. Idaho leads the series 55-25-2, and will be looking to get the Stein back in Moscow for the first time since 1999.

(AP Photo/Michael C. York)
Maine quarterback Ron Whitcomb, center, fumbles the ball during the first quarter against Montana in Orono, Maine, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003.

Montana/Maine Preview

Griz pound Maine on the road

North Dakota State topples Montana

Griz use bye week to prepare for Idaho

2003 Montana Outlook (PDF)

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